After his disappointment at missing out on victory to Valtteri Bottas last weekend at the Red Bull Ring where he said that he would’ve overtaken the Finn had there been one more lap, Sebastian Vettel hopes to return to winning ways at Silverstone.

The Ferrari driver said that he was happy that the SF70-H has shown itself to be a competitive car on an array of different surfaces across the season. He believes that things will stay the same at the British Grand Prix.

Vettel has only been triumphant once at Silverstone, way back in 2009 when racing for Red Bull Racing. For Ferrari, he has managed a third and a ninth in his two races.

However, despite not boasting of a great record at the circuit and with Lewis Hamilton sure to be eyeing a happy return to the country, Vettel said he was keen on extending his lead in the drivers’ championship.

“Usually there is a big passion for racing in this country, so it is great to be here, as it is one of the places where the history of motor racing was made,” said Vettel. “As for us, our car was good last week and it should be ok here, too.

“I didn’t win in Austria and I really wanted to, but that’s how it goes: sometimes we succeed and sometimes we don’t. The most important thing is to be up there, not just in terms of results, but in terms of pace.”

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