Vettel cautious over title chances

Date published: October 8 2012

Sebastian Vettel is refusing to get carried away after closing up to within four points of Fernando Alonso in the Championship race…

Sebastian Vettel is refusing to get carried away after closing up to within four points of Fernando Alonso in the Championship race.

The reigning World Champion, who is chasing a third successive title this season, clinched a dominant victory in Sunday’s Japanese GP while Alonso retired on the opening lap.

As such the Spaniard’s 29-point lead was cut to just four points.

But with five races remaining, Vettel is adamant there is still a lot of work to be done.

“I’m very careful. I think we had a long journey so far, and it’s been a tough year. Still there are many races to go so I don’t want to talk about the Championship,” he said.

“I know I finished in front of everyone. I won the race, so I know that I scored more points than anybody else here but you don’t know what happens next weekend.

“I think we have a very tough remainder of the season with a very new calendar for all of us, with a lot of back-to-back races.

“Basically next week Korea, then two races, one in India and Abu Dhabi, and then obviously America and Sao Paulo.

“I think there’s still a long way to go and, as I said, we have to focus on every single race and try to do our best and then we will see whether it’s good enough.”