Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel was interviewed by Motorsport Italy. Here are some of the most important points highlighted by Sebastian:
Asked if his future in Formula One will still be along Scuderia Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel replied: “Relationships are decided by signed contracts, but I think it is even more important to be happy with the relationships you have with the people you work with. At the moment I am here, and my goal is always the same, so yes.”
About if he realized in Singapore and Russia that winning the championship will be difficult:
“Exactly, because as you know in those weekends we didn’t confirm to be fast. In the end to fight for a championship you must always have a good performance and as I’ve always said, since last year, what matters is to always confirm to fight for the victory. In 2017 we were competitive in the first half of the season, then we had some problems on some types of circuits and we paid for withdrawals, but above all we lost the momentum because we were not as fast. Unfortunately I think that this year in some ways the situation was similar. In some races we didn’t have the same performance as Mercedes and they were able to get full points in those occasions. On the contrary, we didn’t capitalize on the points we hoped for on two, three or four occasions, as you know, and this was a shame.”
Seb on his relationship with future teammate Charles Leclerc: “It will be different with Charles. Charles is not Kimi and Kimi is not Charles. He is a young boy and I think he will have a lot of thoughts in his mind. I think we will have to work together in the interests of the team. I’m not the type that is hiding or playing games with their teammate, which is why I think I get along very well with Kimi, because we are very similar when it comes to this. We’ll see…I’m sure Charles wants to beat me like I want to beat him. The rules are clear and they are the same rules that are with Kimi. I think the key is working together and he will have many thoughts. But I’m his teammate, so I’m here to help him too”.
Asked if he could stay in Formula 1 as long as Kimi Raikkonen, the German driver said: “I don‘t know. That would mean to do 400 Grand Prix in total… However never say never. If I win the next ten championships with Ferrari, maybe yes. There would be no reason to say no…”