Ferrari still a long way off Mercedes, says Gerhard Berger

Ferrari still have a long way to go to reach the level of Mercedes despite Sebastian Vettel's win in Hungary, says Gerhard Berger.

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Gerhard Berger has praised the improvements made by Ferrari this season but warned they still have a long way to go to match Mercedes.

Former Ferrari driver Berger was impressed with Sebastian Vettel's performance at last Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix as he claimed a second race win of the season, the German taking advantage of a sluggish start from Mercedes at the Hungaroring.

However, Berger insists the Italian team should not get carried away with their latest success.

"I think Ferrari is in a good way, but still a long way to catch Mercedes," the Austrian told Omnisport.

"If Mercedes have everything under control, their engine performance is still a long way ahead.

"When you had a look when Lewis' [Hamilton] Mercedes was overtaking one of the Red Bull's it's unbelievable when they can use the maximum power and DRS, they have so much advantage on engine performance that it's very difficult for any non-Mercedes engine car to compete with them or beat them.

"But it can happen, and it did happen [in Hungary].

"I think Ferrari is coming and hopefully until the end of the season we will see them where they are running now, and next season they can take the next step."

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