There is no doubting Sebastian Vettel’s commitment to Formula 1, yet pundit Jacques Villeneuve believes any loss of focus the Scuderia Ferrari German driver’s part could ultimately cost him the title in the second part of the 2017 Formula One championship.
Sebastian Vettel’s determination out on the race track transpires not only through his performance but also through his emotional outbursts when events turn against him, as the Scuderia Ferrari driver’s run-in with Lewis Hamilton in Baku earlier this year demonstrated. Earlier this season, former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve defended Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel after his angry swerve at Lewis Hamilton in the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, adding that the incident just goes to prove that Formula 1 drivers have emotions. Sebastian Vettel is the current leader of the Formula 1 Driver Standings (the four-time F1 world champion for the moment has a 14-point advantage over Lewis Hamilton), but will have to face the very difficult task of keeping Lewis Hamilton at bay when the action resumes in two weeks, as the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on 27 August at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot and will represent the twelfth round of the 2017 Formula One season.
While both drivers will rely on the level of performance of their cars to achieve success, the Canadian professional auto racing driver and amateur musician Jacques Villeneuve also sees the necessity for Sebastian Vettel to sustain his focus as paramount to winning the title this season, with any slackening of his sharpness likely resulting in its loss:
“When he is in the car, nothing else matters and that is something that can backfire.” – Jacques Villeneuve recently said, as reported by Italian national sports newspaper based in Rome Corriere dello Sport – “He is very focused on what he does, even perhaps a bit too much. If there is a risk for Vettel, it’s not a repeat of a Bakou-like incident, but rather that he may wear himself out. It is very difficult to maintain such a level of concentration for the entire season. Especially as it is a long one.” – the 1997 Formula One World champion concluded.