The Aston Martin team head into the second half of the season with all guns blazing in the midfield fight.
Sebastian Vettel in particular will be racing in anger in Belgium following his disqualification from P2 at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The stewards ripped away his P2 status after finding a discrepancy in the volume of fuel left after the race.
Speaking today to the official Formula One website, the German driver said; “It’s very bitter, because I think first, we did not have an advantage.”
“Second, there was no intention, or no way that we could actually explain that too little fuel was in the car.
“So something happened over the course of the race, I don’t know, a leakage or something, that the fuel simply wasn’t there anymore.
“I think it was the last lap, we found out that something might not be right and we were very surprised when the fuel wasn’t in the car,” added Vettel.
“It’s very bitter, but those are the rules, so we have to accept and carry on. It was a very big day, and also big points for us, but we obviously have lots of races left, and we’ll try to squeeze some points in those.”
Speaking more optimistically about the rest of the season the 34-year-old said; “I think we have a lot of races this year, it’s a bit unclear how many but I think there’ll be a lot… and we will get our chances so hopefully we can use them.”
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Free Practice Vettel added: “It is a very busy end to the season with several triple-headers, so momentum is going to be key to the midfield fight.
“We want to be scoring good points in Spa-Francorchamps to really get the ball rolling and to put pressure on the teams ahead. I think every driver on the grid enjoys racing at Spa and it is definitely one of my favourite places to drive a Formula One car because of the layout and the special combination of corners.
“I have great memories of Spa, having won here in 2011, 2013 and 2018, so I can’t wait to get back on track.”