Things are not well in the Ferrari Camp. With Schumacher at the wheel and superior technology in the late 90s and early 2000s, Ferrari was an unstoppable force. Now they’s struggling to stay in the top 3 in the driver’s points of Formula 1. At the focal point of all of this is Sebastian Vettel. He too was in a superior car with Red Bull Racing a few short years ago and won 4 titles. Now he’s stuck with cars that fail and people ramming him off the road. His attitude shows his frustration.
But for Vettel there might be hope on the horizon to once again get in the superior car. It’s no secret that Mercedes has the special sauce currently, possibly stretching a few more seasons until F1 will undoubtedly make some crazy ass rule change to give Haas the best car or something. Personally I wouldn’t mind seeing that, but until that happens Mercedes is poised to stay at the top. Rumor has it that Vettel might ditch Ferrari for Mercedes as as soon as his contract is up.
Sebastian Vettel has been tipped to move to Mercedes in 2018 by the man who mentored his four world championships, Red Bull boss Christian Horner.
Vettel is in the second season of the three-year deal he signed when he left Red Bull in 2014 to join Ferrari.
Despite a bright start to his stint with the Scuderia, Vettel is yet to win a race this year and is just fifth in the Drivers’ Championship – behind both Mercedes drivers, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, current team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and his former stable-mate at Red Bull, Daniel Ricciardo.
Horner knows this form experience having worked with Vettel at RBR.
“I know from personal experience that he has to feel good in order to perform well. And I’m not sure whether he likes [Ferrari president] Sergio Marchionne’s pressure.”
“I have the feeling that Seb is a bit rattled,” Horner added.
Ferrari only has a 6 point lead on RBR in the constructor’s championship. If RBR beats them this season, Ferrari, along with Vettel, may make some quick and harsh changes come even next season, let along 2018. Only time will tell, but this one is looking like a potential offseason coup.
(Source: Sky Sports)