Fernando Alonso admits his chances of winning the World title are slipping after failing to catch the Red Bulls in Belgium.
Starting eighth on the grid, Alonso quickly made his way up the order and was even leading the grand prix at one point.
However, as the race progressed, the Red Bulls came to the fore with first Vettel and then his team-mate Mark Webber, who Alonso tussled with on several occasions, overtaking the Spaniard.
Adding insult to injury, he was also overhauled by Jenson Button in the final stint as the Spaniard's Ferrari just didn't have the pace to hold off the attack from the McLaren.
Alonso now trails Vettel by 102 points and admits that his chances of Championship glory are slipping away.
"It was a fun race and I had a good battle with Mark (Webber) - it is always a special battle at Eau Rouge," he told the BBC.
"With every race it is getting more and more difficult to close gap on the Red Bull.
"At the moment they are doing a fantastic job so when a team can do that you have to say well done."
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