The anniversary Grand Prix in Silverstone did not turn things around for Sebastian Vettel. In the surprising victory of Max Verstappen (Red Bull), the ex-world champion was only twelfth. Ralf Schumacher talks about Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari in AvD Motorsport Magazine.
With six victories, Ralf Schumacher is still the third most successful German Formula 1 driver of all time. In the AvD Motorsport Talk yesterday he met with F1-Insider chief editor Ralf Bach for a chat about old and current times.
Sebastian Vettel’s spin on the first lap of the Silverstone race: “I can only explain it by the fact that Sebastian felt that the Red Bull was taking away his place because he also gave in, and so he drove very sharply and very far over the curb and then probably had a bad touchdown.”
“But of course he wanted to avoid a crash in the first corner to get into the race and he just spun. On the one hand, that was a driving mistake and should not have happened, and of course it was a pity again, because from then on the race was already over.”
Vettel’s situation at Ferrari: “The situation is highly unfavourable. It started with the team announcing at the beginning of the year that they no longer value their services – and even worse, the Ferrari president has put a partial blame on Sebastian. “
“I think that there is no trust at all and of course I understand the frustration. Nevertheless, we must also distinguish between what happened today. The whole last weekend Leclerc was faster and this weekend he was also faster. “
“He made it to the podium last week, and that Ferrari is now of course trying to get everything out of it that can be done and therefore has to get Sebastian out of the way, even if I don’t like it from a German point of view, I would probably have decided the same as team boss. I’m sorry about that at this point, but it is.”
Vettel’s future and a possible end to his career after the season: “The decision will be very important, what will happen with all this discussion about quasi-copying or the question: How much is one manufacturer allowed to give to another? Once this has been clarified, and I think that this can be done, it would also be partly in the spirit of Formula One to allow other teams to obtain technology at relatively low cost, then this would open up completely new things for Sebastian.”
“Also with regard to the manufacturer’s reaction at the moment: We are in a difficult phase, every automobile group is currently questioning itself. I wouldn’t say that every manufacturer is equally set in stone for the coming years. So it would be a pity to throw in the towel now. I can imagine that Sebastian doesn’t really want to go like this and he doesn’t deserve it.
“The most important thing now – and I’ve done that, I’ve changed teams at times: You come in and suddenly feel like a stranger, that’s just the way it is. You suddenly question things, you find them funny, you don’t feel comfortable anymore. This feel-good factor in addition to the problems with the car is now also added – and of course Leclerc has now also taken this development over and is driving a little faster. “
“There are now many factors. I wish Sebastian that he will get back on a track where he feels more comfortable, then he will be able to show his potential better and maybe get one or two good results for his future – because I think it would be a great pity if he left us now.”
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