Now that the 2017 Formula One season is done, news not as easy to come by but Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel still has plenty to say during a rare(ish) interview with Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick. The four-time Formula One world champion explains what he thinks of Formula E and Robert Kubica’s comeback attempt. Sebastian also explains why Halo is needed in his view.
After the Formula E opener in Hong Kong last weekend, Vettel gave his opinion as to why he’s simply not interested in electric racing: “For me, that’s not the future. Yes E-mobility is currently very popular throughout the world. But anyone who identifies with motor racing and is honest, can’t identify much with Formula E.” The sound (or lack thereof) is not even the biggest problem for the German driver: “First of all, the cars are not very fast,” he emphasises, and says: “Many drivers driving there have told me that driving is not actually very exciting.”
Turning to Robert Kubica’s likely imminent, yet unannounced, comeback into the sport, Sebastian Vettel had this to say: “I think it is very tragic what happened to him back then. He was considered a future champion. However, I do not understand why he is now pushing for a comeback. Why did not he do this earlier? For him it would certainly be a nice story. On the other hand, it would be a pity for younger drivers, whom he would take away a drive.” – Scuderia Ferrari’s German driver explained, as reported by the Italian media earlier today.
Incidentally, Sebastian Vettel also takes a not very popular opinion when it comes to the controversial Halo coming to F1 next year revealing: “I think if you can save a life with it then it is necessary. I am not a statistician, but if you can spare a driver an injury, then he’s justified. Of course, the whole thing is not very aesthetic, but we will get used to it.”