A difficult year
Talking to Motorsport.com in Portugal, the German said: "I believe everyone is doing everything possible to allow me to give it my best, even if the car is undoubtedly difficult to drive. I think therefore Charles Leclerc is doing a great job, given he has managed to squeeze the maximum out of the SF1000 every time."
"From my side, I think it's a very different year, very different circumstances going in. I'm probably not having the smoothest year doing [with] what I can do, and not the easiest situation. But I'm willing to give everything that I can to try and improve, and towards the end of the year, get back to where I know I can be."
Vettel has known for a long time that he will leave Ferrari and that makes the situation a bit difficult in the team at times. But there is still no lack of motivation. "Nevertheless, I respect all of the work that has been going in on my side, and in the last years and therefore I'm willing to give my maximum back."
"Like all things, things come to an end, so I'm very much looking forward to a new chapter that starts next year. But before that one starts, as I said, I'll try to close the chapter here with dignity and try to get myself back together so I can deliver the sort of performances that I know that I can, overcoming those obstacles, then be ready for the new chapter."
Next year Sebastian Vettel will race alongside Lance Stroll at Racing Point.