Ferrari potential huge - Vettel

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Sebastian Vettel's Hungarian Grand Prix win was no doubt the best way to kick off the summer break. But the Ferrari driver also intends to pick up where he left off when Formula 1 returns to work at Spa in a couple of weeks.

After a relative performance slump following Vettel's win in Malaysia, during which Williams emerged as the other potential candidate to contest Mercedes supremacy, Ferrari is now once again in hot pursuit of its victorious German rival.

" With a second win, several podiums and after some major changes made by the team over the winter, we are now beyond our initial planned target," Vettel told Germany's Sport Bild.

"We want to repeat the magic of the past. It is an ambitious goal, but I believe the potential is huge."

Realistically, this year's title appears compromised and beyond Ferrari's reach if normal circumstances prevail until the end of the season, but should the pace of the Scuderia's momentum persist, the Italian squad will give Mercedes more than just a run for its money in 2016.

"We are obviously trying to catch them as soon as possible," Vettel added. "We know it isn't easy as they have a powerful engine, a strong car and two strong drivers. But we are getting closer and closer, and at some stage we will turn the situation around."

Which is exactly what Formula 1 is hoping for. The sooner the better.

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