Despite sitting fourth in the Formula One standings while trying to break his July hex, two-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel isn't panicking just yet.
The Red Bull driver is 26 points behind leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari going into Sunday's British Grand Prix after failing to finish in Valencia last month.
And the omens aren't good for Vettel at Silverstone. The German driver has never won a race in July.
''I didn't know that,'' said Vettel, who turned 25 on Tuesday. ''There is more pressure in July now.''
The German has won only one race this season, compared with his six victories at this stage last season, when he held a 77-point lead in the championship.
The plan, though, on Sunday is to try not to think about the drastic turnaround in fortunes in the space of a year.
''I am not trying too hard or taking too many risks or trying something different,'' Vettel said on Thursday. ''If it happens, I will be very happy. If it doesn't, hopefully I can try again - in J...