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Vettel not thinking about title despite increased lead

Aug 26, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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Sebastian Vettel says he’s still taking each race it comes despite moving closer to a fourth world championship with victory in the Belgian Grand Prix.

“For sure a positive message today but I’m honestly more happy to win the race today,” said Vettel after scoring his second win at Spa-Francorchamps. “It’s a fantastic track and especially when the car works well, you don’t want the race to stop.”

“I didn’t think about the championship or points. Obviously I know the higher up you finish the better it is – ideally ahead of everyone else, which worked today. But yeah, such a great circuit. We’ve had good races here in the past so it’s nice to have another one, another great memory today. So, that’s what honestly I was focussing on most. For sure, regarding the championship, it’s a bonus.”

Kimi Raikkonen fell from second to fourth in the championship after failing to score in yesterday’s race and is now 63 points behind Vettel. But the Red Bull driver hasn’t ruled his Lotus rival out of contention just yet:

“No, there’s more than 63 points you can score before the end of the season,” said Vettel. “I don’t know what happened to him. It’s obviously a shame for him but these things can happen.”

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