Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel is still confident he can add a fifth title with Ferrari and believes they “are on the right track”.
The German is getting ready to embark on a third campaign with Ferrari and will be hoping for a much better showing after a frustrating 2016 campaign where he finished fourth in the World Championship standings.
“I continue to pursue my dream of becoming world champion with Ferrari and I still believe it,” Vettel told SpeedWeek.
“[Whether it arrives in 2017] is always the question, to which no one has the answer.
“This year, we have very different regulations, especially with completely different aerodynamics and wider tyres. That means higher cornering speeds, lower lap times and a greater load on each driver.”
Vettel also said that there is a misconception surrounding Ferrari as they continue to get to grips with the new aerodynamic regulations.
“When I look back at the 2016 season, I am firmly convinced that Ferrari and I are on the right track,” he added.
“The team is now much more advanced for the start of the new season than many people believe. That is why I am convinced that we will achieve the goals that we want to set for ourselves.”