NO WORRIES: German Sebastian Vettel is looking forward to Sunday's Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.
NO WORRIES: German Sebastian Vettel is looking forward to Sunday's Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix. Zsolt Czegledi

Vettel calm despite Hamilton's surge

SEBASTIAN Vettel could lose his lead in the Formula One championship this weekend at the Hungarian Grand Prix, but the Ferrari driver doesn't seem too concerned.

The German is a point ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who is after a record sixth win at the Hungaroring.

"I'm not stressing too much. On paper it should be a good race for us. Let's see how we get going," Vettel told reporters.

"I like the track. I'm just going to enjoy it. Everyone here, we know what we have to do and that's what we plan to do.

"The fact that it's the last race before the summer break or the first after Silverstone doesn't change anything."

Hamilton has chipped away at the 25-point lead Vettel had after Monaco in May, winning two of the four races since. Vettel missed the podium in three of them.

If the Briton wins pole position on Saturday he will equal Michael Schumacher's all-time career record of 68.

Vettel agreed Mercedes had done better than Ferrari lately but all was not doom and gloom.

"We didn't get the best races maybe in the last couple," he said.

"I think we were very close to a win in Austria, I don't think we were lacking any speed there and that's only two races ago.

"Silverstone for sure was not the best weekend for us [where he finished seventh after a late puncture].

"You have a lot of races, some will be better and some will be worse. Maybe they were not fantastic but I am very positive."

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