Sebastian Vettel says his 14 point lead over Hamilton is like a “Dream” and is happy with the way things worked out for him and the team.
Vettel won in Australia, Bahrain, Monaco and Hungary Grands Prix and is gunning for his fifth world title this year.
Talking about Ferrari’s return after its struggles in 2016, he is delighted that the team is working well together instead of paying any heed to speculation.
Talking about his mid season lead Vettel said, “It’s what I dream about, to be honest.”
“I want to win, so that’s where you want to be. I don’t have very precise dreams in terms of gaps, points and stuff like that.
“I think, all in all, the mission has been to get back to the top, so obviously we had a great year, I’m only two-and-a-half years in with the team.
“I think we had a great year in 2015, which helped to get the project going.
“2016 was difficult, I think, for many reasons, but I think it was a great year to set things up, a lot of change for the team.
“Over the winter I think we were the team that made the least noise.
“There was a lot of talk about the new cars and the new regulations and how it will favour one team over the other and how it will bring back other teams and so on.
“I was very happy that we just worked, we just kept to ourselves and did the job.”
Vettel is confident that Ferrari will continue its development and keep pace with Mercedes in the coming races.