MARINA BAY, Singapore -- Last years Singapore Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel believes the odds are stacked against a repeat result this weekend, saying Mercedes remain the favourites for victory.Vettels win 12 months still stands as Ferraris most recent victory in F1 and came on a weekend when Mercedes experienced an unusual dip in form. Since then Ferrari has dropped into a battle for second place in the constructors championship with Red Bull, while Mercedes has not suffered the same problems at any other circuit.Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes the result 12 months ago means his team is not the favourite to win in Singapore on Sunday, but Vettel disagrees.This track was very good for us last year and I think in general we improved the car from last year so it should be a raceable track for us again, he said. Its difficult to know exactly [where we will be] but in general you have to put Mercedes as the favourite -- even though they had a very difficult time here last time, there is no guarantee that it will happen again.If there is trouble [for Mercedes] then I think everybody else is happy to take advantage, but looking at it ahead of the race they are the favourites. For tyres and strategy in general, it depends what happens in the race with safety cars etcetera. In qualifying its clear that you will try to go as far as you can, but the race you depend on what tyres you have left and also on the safety car.But Vettel says his 12-month victory drought has not changed his approach to racing.In the end Im here to win and that might sound optimistic, but there is always a chance, he said. You never know what happens, maybe you start fifth and the first four guys crash at the first corner and you are handed a chance. 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It was a bitter disappointment for a team that came into 2016 with a payroll around $200 million and a roster still built around Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander -- two stars who had very productive seasons but are now in their mid-30s.A lot of hard work for naught, Verlander said. You cant say a wasted year because we battled and we gave it everything we had. ... Still, all the hard work in the offseason, all the hard work during the season, and then it comes to an end on the last day. Its tough.Detroits 86-75 record was a 12-game improvement over 2015. The Tigers have not made any announcement about the future of manager Brad Ausmus, but general manager Al Avila can keep the roster largely intact if he wants to. Its not until after the 2017 season that Detroit could face substantial losses in free agency.Here are a few things to know heading into the offseason:YOUNG ARMSWhen the Tigers acquired Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd last year in trades for Yoenis Cespedes and David Price, Detroit hoped those three could provide young, cost-controlled pitching in the seasons to come. The Tigers reaped the rewards of those deals even earlier than expected.Fulmer went 11-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 26 starts. Norris wasnt healthy enough to make that kind of impact, but he was 4-2 with a 3..dddddddddddd38 ERA and averaged more than a strikeout per inning. Boyd was 6-5 with a 4.53 ERA.Those three pitchers are perhaps the biggest reason Detroit was able to stay in the postseason race all the way until the end.WILL BRAD BE BACK?The Tigers are 250-234 in three seasons under Ausmus, and theyve finished first, last and now second in the AL Central on his watch. Ausmus did not want to speculate about whether hed be back next year.If Al thinks he would rather have someone else, I would respect his decision, Ausmus said. If Al would like me to do it, I would love to do it.FEAST OR FAMINEZimmermann and Upton, the two big free agents who joined the Tigers last offseason, went through their share of frustration. Zimmermann was 5-0 with a 0.55 ERA in April, but his season ended up being ruined by neck problems, and he finished with an ERA of 4.87.Upton hit 31 home runs, 18 after Aug. 20.COMING AND GOINGDetroit infielders Erick Aybar and Casey McGehee and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia can become free agents, and the Tigers have team options for next season on outfielder Cameron Maybin and closer Francisco Rodriguez.Detroit can keep all its biggest stars for 2017, but after that, Upton and J.D. 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