The fact that Sebastian Vettel enjoyed golden days while driving for Red Bull is undeniable. His style of driving fused with Red Bull’s passion to win launched a deadly combination on the tracks that eventually earned him 4 Drivers’ Championships.
However, since his transfer to Ferrari, the driver could not get his hands on the prize. What’s more, his stint with Ferrari this year saw Sebastian Vettel dropping to P13 and ranks that are out of character for the German powerhouse.
In such a situation, Robert Kubica, the reserve drive for Alfa Romeo, extends a sympathetic arm to Vettel. Kubica was the victim of a similar phenomenon back in 2019.
“That’s Formula 1. It can be very nice there, but people quickly forget who you are and what you have achieved and what you can do. A lot of people tend to judge you after the last race.
“This is the easiest, but not the best way. The whole package is important for the results, sometimes you have it, sometimes you don’t,” exclaimed Kubica.
The 35-year-old driver shed some light on the harsh reality of F1. He narrated out his personal experience alongside George Russell at Williams last year. However, he understands that it is all about being in the right place, at the right time.
The philosophy is as old as time itself, however, it is still relevant to whichever scenario we apply it to.
“At Red Bull Racing, Vettel was in the right place at the right time. He fought for the title at Ferrari but didn’t get it. But that shows that you have to be in the right place at the right time.
“Driving at Ferrari is never easy. It won’t be with Aston Martin either, but when with a new team there are new challenges and opportunities,” Kubica elaborated.
Vettel still has a series of races to prove his critiques wrong this season. Yet, if Ferrari itself takes no interest in making things better for the German, then he is in for a chain of disappointments.