Red Bull boss Christian Horner says his team has only "one eye on the championship" as it focuses on winning the Brazilian Grand Prix to try and take the title battle down to the wire.
Sebastian Vettel took a significant step forward in his championship ambitions last Sunday, winning the Japanese Grand Prix to reduce the gap to Jenson Button from 25 to 16 points with two races to go. The German, however, still has a mountain to climb, and he will need Button to have two very bad races to be champion.
However, with Kimi Raikkonen having managed to overcome a 17-point deficit to Lewis Hamilton two years ago, Horner is adamant that it can happen again and that the pressure is on Button and his Brawn team not to lose the championship.
"Kimi came from further back two years ago, but we have only one eye on the championship," said Horner after the Suzuka race. "Our main focus is on trying to win the races, then the pressure is on Brawn.
"There is for sure a chance. We are now 16 points away and we were 25 – so there is a better chance than it was.
"We have got to go and attack them and win the race – to try and take the championship into the final race in Abu Dhabi."
Horner said his team will continue pushing with the development of its car in order to be more competitive in the final two races. "We have kept our heads down and kept pushing, and we will have some new components in the next two events," he added.
The Red Bull team principal also praised Vettel after his dominant performance in Japan.
"I think it was a very impressive drive," Horner said. "It was absolutely faultless and he was on it from start to finish. I am delighted for him and happy for the team. Shame for Mark, but his luck definitely deserted him this weekend but both will be there in Brazil."