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Vettel Aims Point-Scoring Finale

With one race to go in the championship, not everyone is focusing on the title race. While Ferrari and McLaren are eyeing the constructors' title this year, smaller teams are only trying to put some more points on the scoreboard in the season finale. Scuderia Toro Rosso is certainly one of those teams, with Sebastian Vettel starting his last race for the Scuderia before switching to 'brother team' Red Bull Racing.

“To be honest I will not think about this being the last race. We will just go out there and do our job. We are not as big as Ferrari and McLaren, we are focused and we are here to achieve something. Even though it might be the last race, I am sure in all our heads there will only be the performance on Saturday and Sunday. We will try our best. Then on Sunday night we have a good opportunity to party together!” said Vettel before the Brazilian race.

The German star has boosted his team's chances to finish the season in 6th place and pass Red Bull Racing in the overall constructors' classification following his incredible win at Monza. Vettel has consistently scored points for Toro Rosso in the second part of the season but admitted there is still a big gap between his team and championship's 'big guns'.

“Obviously winning is usually not in our range, and in a normal qualifying we are not playing with the big boys. In Q2 with a light car it seems we are pretty close, but when you put fuel in the car you can see how good or bad it can be. You can talk however much you want, but there is a gap to the big teams. I think maybe we should not look at Monza but look at all the other races to see our true performance, as in the last couple of races it was good enough to score points consistently,” added Vettel.

The Italian outfit is currently 6th overall in the overall classification, 5 points ahead of nearest rivals Red Bull Racing and 8 points more than Williams-Toyota. Vettel will not be continuing with the Scuderia next season, as he'll replace F1 veteran David Coulthard in next year's lineup. Toro Rosso are yet to confirm their drivers for next season.
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