Vettel insists that Mercedes still remains favourite

Sebastian Vettel insists that Mercedes remains favourite for the 2017 Formula 1 season despite his victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The German put an end to Ferrari’s victory crisis after beating Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton, who had started from pole position.

Vettel, however, reckons Mercedes remains the team to beat and says Ferrari will have to work very hard to keep up.

“I think Mercedes has to be the favourite. We had a strong first race but we really go race by race.”

“We know we have a good package which puts us in a good place, but we know there are a lot of things we need to do to keep up with them and keep up with the position we are in now to fight for good races.”


“The victory is the best medicine for everyone, it is good we did that and we move on.”