Sebastian Vettel believes the world championship is still wide open after his third place finish at the Belgian Grand Prix.
The Red Bull racer returned to the podium at Spa, charging from eighth on the grid to finish less than four seconds behind race winner Kimi Raikkonen.
The result moved Vettel back into third place in the standings, 19 points behind Jenson Button, who failed to finish the race today.
Vettel was happy with the result after reducing the gap to Button.
"I think we cut more points than all the rest except those two, but if you look at the championship board it's a very good result," said Vettel.
"I think it is still open. This championship is a bit crazy, to be honest. We saw this weekend Force India were quick here and will be quick at Monza, it is up and down, so it's important to be consistent.
"Today we took six points out of Jenson, the championship leader. I don't know what happened to him. It would have been nice to finish first today but after the result yesterday it is the best we could do."
The German believes his poor qualifying hurt his chances of fighting for victory, as he reckons he was faster than Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella.
"We had a strong pace and were quicker than guys in front," he said. "We lost the ground in the beginning but nevertheless a very good result.
"We took points out of the Brawns and for me I scored more points than Jenson and Rubens. It's good to finish again and good to see it is strong enough to finish races."