Ferrari media insider – Leo Turrini – did not miss the polemics that played out uncensored at Silverstone between the Italian side and Sebastian Vettel and wrote in his column after Sunday’s race: “We cannot be surprised. It was clear from May, when the divorce was announced in advance, that a difficult season was going to be consumed between Ferrari and Seb Vettel.
“It is happening as expected. Vettel seems disconsolate, almost resigned to a dead-end drift. On Sunday it was another example: an own goal at the start, a spin triggered by a curb; 12th in qualifying was not great, but after half a kilometre Seb was last.
“Now it is a question of understanding how the relationship between the parts can be developed. Ferrari, which cannot cultivate dreams of glory with this SF1000, does not want an early break. And neither does Vettel who collects around 40 million euros. But there are scenarios that cannot be excluded.
“It is known that I do not share the therapeutic persistence of some in his favour. These are the numbers: After five races, the German has less than a quarter of the points of his teammate. The car is what it is, for both of them. But the contest is getting embarrassing and in the sadness of losing his home, Seb no longer hides his mistrust of those who manage the team, as shown with his reference to the team’s strategy. There is nothing at stake, due to the disastrous limits of the SF1000. But Vettel would deserve a different departure and Ferrari would need a driver, alongside Carletto, with a different motivation. I hope it is still possible, beyond the contractual dynamics. But I do not know.” – Italian journalist Leo Turrini concluded.