In a new video by Marc Priestley, the former mechanic of McLaren discusses the situation at Ferrari in 2020.
With Sebastian Vettel already knowing that he is not allowed to stay at Ferrari, that could lead to interesting situations on and around the track.
Vettel is not known as the most easy driver within a team. Just ask Mark Webber for example how well Vettel can handle team orders and you will get a whole story about it. Multi 21 is the most famous, but certainly not the only time Vettel ignored a team order at Red Bull Racing.
Also in 2019, Vettel was sometimes able to speak out under a team order, but in 2020 that will be completely easy. Vettel already knows he has to leave the team anyway and will want to do everything he can to show that the team has made the wrong choice. What can Ferrari threaten if it threatens to go wrong?
”Sebastian hasn’t been very good under pressure in the past. Precisely then he makes mistakes, is enormously frustrated and expresses that frustration on his team and after the race also to the press. If he gets off to a good start in 2020 it could just be the old Vettel again, but he’s under a lot of pressure right now,” Priestley says in his live video.
”However, with a possible pension in mind, Vettel will want to leave a good impression. It may be his last season and the last few years are what people remember. So he has to end it in a good way. If he keeps making those old mistakes, he’s certainly not going to leave the sport with his chest up.”
According to Priestley this is also a difficult situation for Ferrari. ”What can Ferrari do if he won’t listen? I don’t expect it to come to that, but of course Multi 21 is something many people remember. However, if Vettel does that again, I don’t think that many people will have a positive memory of Vettel. Four titles are handsome, but that’s a long time ago”, concludes Priestley.
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|Bahrain ||26 Mar|
|14:30 - 15:30||Free practice 1|
|18:00 - 19:00||Free practice 2|
|15:00 - 16:00||Free practice 3|
|18:00 - 19:00||Qualifying|
|18:00 - 20:00||Race|
|Bahrain||57 laps||308.238 km|