Sebastian Vettel reckons Red Bull Racing can benefit from the controversy surrounding rivals Ferrari by simply being out of the limelight and focusing on hitting back in Hungary this weekend.
Red Bull Racing has had its own fair share of post-race troubles this year – especially after the controversies of Turkey and Britain – but is now seeing the heat being put on the team that beat it at Hockenheim. Vettel thinks the fact it is Ferrari facing such scrutiny means his own outfit can concentrate on the job at hand – which is getting back on top of the podium at the Hungaroring.
"It's quite a comedy, as now people have something else to write and talk about," said Vettel. "It will be a quiet week for us until Hungary which is good. We can ensure we keep up the pressure and the focus to bounce back next week.
"I think we have a very strong car and that's been proven again in Germany, even though I think Ferrari made a step forward and they like this circuit a lot and its characteristic. We were able to fight them, and although maybe it wasn't good enough we were better than all the rest, so it was a good achievement."
Although Ferrari's decision to gift Fernando Alonso the victory at the expense of race leader Felipe Massa has given a big boost to the Spaniard's title hopes, Vettel has said he is not worried yet about what his rivals are up to.
"At the end of the championship, we will know how much every point was worth at every venue," he said. "We will have to wait and see. The most important thing for us in Germany was to finish ahead of the McLarens but, unfortunately, they took more points as a team than us again.
"But we're just looking to next week and we don't care what happens to the other teams. We have to focus on us. We've had already quite some trouble for various reasons this year, so it's good not to be in the spotlight this time."