Ferrari CEO Explains Why Leclerc Is Outperforming Sebastian Vettel

October 31, 2020 4:31 pm

Sebastian Vettel is going through a tough period in his career. The entire year has been rough for the German, who hasn’t even scored 50 points yet. However, Vettel has been around the F1 circus for long. He is well aware of such rough patches in one’s career, and he is already seeking redemption.

The Red Italians could not adjust according to Vettel’s need and eventually announced his departure. Their belief being that it was better for both parties to end a relationship that was turning toxic.

Everyone has addressed Vettel’s problem with the car, and Louis Camilleri recently shared similar views. The Ferrari CEO sympathizes with the German veteran regarding his problems with the SF1000.

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – October 11, 2020 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel comes off the track during the race Pool via REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Sebastian Vettel is going through a very difficult season. I don’t see any problem with Seb’s motivation, he has rather lost confidence in the car. That’s why he doesn’t manage to get as much out of the car as Charles, expressed  Camilleri.

For a staunch F1 fan, Sebastian Vettel has no specific problem besides a loss of confidence. This is common if a four-time world champion is being presented with a car that does not suit his style. Yet, it will be the headache of Vettel to figure out his way around the situation.

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Ferrari can’t take blame for Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari have emphasized repeatedly that they gave Vettel a lot of time to look for a new team.

Agreed, but what about the torment and trauma the racer endures now? Who will take the blame for that?

Well, if you ask me, Ferrari can’t take the blame either. The team has tried several things to make things work with the German. However, some combinations are just not made for each other.

The fact of prioritizing Leclerc over Vettel may have hurt the German. But none can help the situation as Leclerc is yielding results and Vettel isn’t.

Louis Camilleri agrees that they need to work hard. He acknowledges that to compete with Mercedes, they will have to focus like Mercedes.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – October 30, 2020 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Grand prix FIA/Handout via REUTERS

What we lack in terms of them is the element of stability. Team spirit and creativity are only strengthened when great employees can develop over a longer period of time.

“If you want to achieve results like Mercedes, you have to put more into the balance than technology. Ultimately, it is the corporate culture that makes the difference, both at the bottom and at the top,” concluded Camilleri.

Ferrari knows that they need to work harder. However, they are at crossroads now. Stuck with the Vettel scene, there builds an awkward atmosphere in the team. They need to grow out of it and build powerful strategies to compete.

Next year appears exciting as Vettel speeds past in his Aston Martin. After long things are finally looking sunny side up for the German and I’m sure even Ferrari will be a better version of themselves.

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Indrasish Ganguly

Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed. Besides his affinity for F1, he is pursuing his Bachelors Degree in English at Calcutta University.

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