SINGAPORE – Sebastian Vettel is remaining calm going into the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday despite a difficult season and being recently outperformed by young Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc.
"Such phases are part of it. I have always fought out of them in the past and will do so again this time," he told reporters on Thursday.
Vettel is without a win all season while Leclerc's consecutive victories in Belgium and Italy dropped the 32-year-old German to fifth in the standings.
"It is definitely not the best time but also not the worst," said Vettel.
With a 115-point deficit to standings leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, Vettel will remain without a title in five years at Ferrari.