sport news Sebastian Vettel vows to end Ferrari's wait for a world title

Sebastian Vettel has vowed to end Ferrari's decade-long championship drought by beating Lewis Hamilton to the Formula One world title.

Ferrari made a giant step last winter to challenge Hamilton's all-conquering Mercedes team, and at one stage Vettel was as many as 25 points clear of his rival in the championship race.

But Vettel and Ferrari's assault faded in the second half of last season following a catalogue of driver and team failures, and the German was victorious at just one race after the summer break.

Sebastian Vettel will go head-to-head with Mercedes this year in a bid to end their dominance

Sebastian Vettel will go head-to-head with Mercedes this year in a bid to end their dominance

Hamilton raced to championship glory with two grands prix to spare, but Vettel, 30, hopes Ferrari can narrow the gap again and score Ferrari's first title triumph since Kimi Raikkonen won the world championship back in 2007.

Vettel, who claimed the last of his four successive titles in 2013, said: 'It is inevitable that everyone gets older, but it is always too long if the wait for a title is more than one year.

'I want to make sure that I can bring that championship back to Maranello. That is our big ambition and that is our target.

'Mercedes are the favourites, but if we can be close, very close, and closer than last year, that will be great.

'It is a

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