World Champion he wanted to become Ferrari when he switched 2015 from Red Bull to Scuderia. But following in the footsteps of Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel in Maranello could not. You were close for a while, you can’t deny t hat, but the very big dream did not come true.
Especially 2020 became a big nightmare for Vettel. The German was put at the door at the beginning of the season for 2021 and never really found his form this year, just like Ferrari. As a team we have missed our goals and failed to keep up with the pace, we are disappointed,”Vettel says in a conversation with the newspaper”The Time”.
Although the Grand Prix in Turkey was reconciled with the first podium for Vettel and rank four for team colleague Charles Leclerc, yet you are far from your own claim. And it was called beating Mercedes. But there can be no question of that.” It is not so that Mercedes dominates the races because they are lucky,”says the German.
More abortion –but also more air resistance
But Ferrari are even more troublesome. Red Bull is also well ahead, currently fighting Racing Point, McLaren and Renault for rank three, after there was last to fear that even against AlphaTauri you could take the shortcuts.
Vettel knows that the Ferrari is not competitive enough 2020. The culprit’s engine was quickly dealt with after having had to be rebuilt on the basis of some technical directives and lost its advantage. But this is not the only problem, as the four-time World Champion says.
“As far as design is concerned, we have only taken a very small step forward,” he notes. The competition has added significantly more.” Last year we had a car that was relatively efficient. It has produced a lot of drift, but not so much air resistance –this year we have more drift, but also significantly more air resistance.”
In addition, the weaker engine, which cannot compensate the deficiency so well. Ferrari is now in the wind again. The last three seasonal races will show what will be enough at the end. It is also the last three races for Vettel near Ferrari.