Self-doubt, but no games
Sebastian Vettel speaks openly in two large interviews about his mental life in his last season at Ferrari.
This is clear from three examples from the recent past. Even his helmet design in the colors of the rainbow (a symbol of tolerance) showed that the Heppenheimer wants to send clear statements. And no longer takes into account what is perceived as politically correct when, as a Formula 1 driver, you are part of a cosmos that does not want to see any critical thoughts of your main characters in public.
Vettel drives his last season for Ferrari
Two interviews confirm Vettel’s change from a part-time muzzle to a seeker of the truth. The Heppenheimer sounds thoughtful during “Die Zeit”, but still doesn’t mince his words. “My journey with Ferrari is coming to an end. During the time we spent together as a team, we missed our goals, we are disappointed. It’s not like Mercedes dominates the races because they’re lucky. As a team, we didn’t manage to keep up and keep up with the pace, ”says Vettel plainly.
Alone: Vettel admits to having doubted himself. Der Hesse: “This year is a difficult year for me, in which I also feel self-doubt because, let’s put it calmly, I haven’t gotten to the green branch yet. The situation isn’t the easiest either: the contract is about to expire, the relationship between the team and me is a bit frozen – yes, it’s no longer the big love affair. Nevertheless, my own expectations are still very high. ”He feels that he is“ very self-critical ”and“ if things don’t go well, first look at what I could have done better before I point my finger at others. ”
In another interview with the “Corriere dello Sport” he follows his path of clear words. Despite the separation, he remains a fan of the Ferrari legend, but adds confidently: “I think you will miss me the most.”