MONTREAL, Canada -- Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has played down suggestions he will quit Formula One at the end of the 2019 season.
After a disappointing start to the year, in which Mercedes has beaten Ferrari at every round so far, the four-time champion is facing the prospect of fifth consecutive season at the Italian team without a title.
"I am very hungry and I have a mission here to win - that is the only thing that really matters to me, to win with Ferrari and that is what I am working for.
His championship chances already look bleak, but he believes Ferrari can turn its season around if it starts to outperform Mercedes at the upcoming races.
"I think the next races will be really crucial for us to try and get back to the front and give a hard time to Mercedes," he said.