Speculation has consistently linked Vettel to the vacant seat at Renault, but for the moment, Vettel is focused on getting back to business at Ferrari.
“It’s no secret that we’re all really keen to get back on track, as it’s been such a long time now," said Vettel. "At the start, the break was enjoyable, as usually we are always travelling around the world and we have little time to spend with family and friends, but the time has come to get back on track.
"I’m ready to give it my all, even if it won't be the same without the fans there supporting us. The Austrian track is like a carousel that goes round really quickly but I like it a lot, especially as it is high in the mountains which I love."
Poor results saw the team completely change its approach to the aerodynamic design of the SF1000, meaning Vettel and teammate Charles Leclerc will need to wait until the Hungarian Grand Prix, race three of the revised calendar, before receiving any performance boost.
Playing down expectations for the opening two weekends in Austria, Vettel added: "We have to be realistic when it comes to the pecking order seen at the tests, but we are not downhearted.
"It will also be unusual doing two races in a row here as for the second one we will have a lot of data to work with. What we do in the first weekend will have an important effect on the second.”
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