Sebastian Vettel says he remains confident that he can still beat anyone on the Formula 1 grid in wheel-to-wheel action, despite a season of struggle in 2019.
Having lost out to Lewis Hamilton in the 2018 title race amid a string of on-track errors, Vettel never featured in the fight for honours in 2019 with early struggles compounded by Ferrari's inability to get the best out of the SF90.
The emergence of Charles Leclerc gave Vettel another headache, with the battle for supremacy between them within Ferrari not necessarily going the way of the four-time world champion.
Vettel ended the season fifth in the drivers' standings – behind his new, young team-mate – drawing immediate comparisons to the 2014 season when Daniel Ricciardo arrived at Red Bull and upset the then-reigning champion, but Vettel says he fears nobody on the grid.
"I understand that people refer to 2014," Vettel told Motorsport-Magazin. "I lost on paper and it's fair to say that because the numbers say I lost to Daniel.
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