Ferrari Formula 1 team has surprised me, says Sebastian Vettel

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel says he was surprised with Ferrari's potential when he first joined from Red Bull for this year

Ferrari Formula 1 team has surprised me, says Sebastian Vettel

The Scuderia had a poor 2014 season, finishing fourth overall, but turned things around to become the second-quickest team on pure pace this season, with Vettel winning at his second attempt in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

"Since the moment I started getting to know the team, I have been positively surprised about the potential and manpower and the passion for the brand," Vettel, who has scored five podiums in seven races, told AUTOSPORT.

"I think it was difficult to know what to expect.

"In principle, it has been a great start for us and I'm very happy with where I am.

"This is a dream coming true.

"So far, it has been better than what anyone expected."

Although Vettel and Ferrari have not won again since that surprise Sepang success in late March, the German said he was not resigning himself to spending the rest of the year in Mercedes' shadow.

"We have more reasons to keep dreaming," he insisted.

"We know where we want to be. There is a bit of a way to go. We are happy to give everything we have.

"The challenge is to bring Ferrari back to the top and we are working very hard on that currently.

"We had a great start to the season. The aim is to have some more wins."

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