World title ‘does not matter’ to Vettel…yet

Date published: June 1 2017

Sebastian Vettel has played down talk of the title and insisted that he is just try to focus on winning each race that comes.

The four-time World Champion has made his second-best ever start to a Formula 1 season, with three race wins and three second-place finishes opening up a 25-point lead in the standings to his nearest rival Lewis Hamilton.

However, the German is far from getting carried away from making a very impressive start to the 2017 campaign.

“It doesn't matter," Vettel said. "I think I am trying not to look at it until the summer break.
 
"You try to do your best in every single race and then you don't need to be a genius to know if you win every race you also win the championship.
 
"If we can do that from now on then I don't need to look at the numbers but of course that would be hard to achieve.

“If we have the chance to do well whatever that is as I said before the race if we have a chance to go for the podium then we will go for the podium and if we get a chance to win then we will go for the win.

“That is what I want, the team wants and that is what matters. It would be a shame to miss out on the joy by being distracted by the points.”