Vettel does not assume “malicious intent”
Sebastian Vettel only started from tenth after a mistake in qualifying. But why was Leclerc suddenly so quick?
Vettel only started from tenth after a mistake in qualifying
The competition from Red Bull still puzzles why Leclerc’s Ferrari was suddenly so fast again – and only lost 0.012 seconds to Max Verstappen. Chief consultant Helmut Marko: “It is a mystery to us where Leclerc got the speed. He was faster on the straights than we were. However, that only seems to have been the case for him, not for Vettel. ”In fact, Leclerc only lost 0.255 seconds to Ferrari’s best time in 2019.
Nevertheless, Vettel does not lose his good mood. On Thursday, he conducted a cheerful interview with the Italian daily La Repubblica, whose audio file SPORT1 is available. When asked about the restructuring of the technology department, the answer came: “I hope it will have a quick impact this year, otherwise I don’t care and don’t concern me.” That’s him again, the old rascal from Hesse!
Still, he doesn’t look back in resentment. Vettel: “I don’t regret the time I had at Ferrari. I think I might not have the support I needed, wanted or requested here and there, but overall I always had people around me who were ready to help me both on the track and in Maranello . “
Heppenheimer also takes humor in the fact that Scuderia is now relying on Charles Leclerc and no longer on Vettel, who is now 33 years old: “Mr Marchionne also gave me the promise when he explained to me that they were looking for someone to rebuild the team . Back then I was the candidate, now not anymore … “
The mood is right – the starting place is not. Still, Vettel doesn’t sound like someone thinking about quitting right now. “In any case, I feel competitive – mentally and physically no less than in the past. I want to make the best choice for myself. Maybe in two or more weeks I can say what I’ve decided. I’m not in a hurry.”