Sebastian Vettel
What could have been for Sebastian Vettel

The Scuderia Ferrari team have not been having such a great 2019 season and Red Bull are breathing down their necks. It has been just a bad for Sebastian Vettel as his title hopes start to slip away yet again.

As a result, numerous rumours  have cropped up, suggesting that the German driver may retire soon. However, contrary to popular belief, he is still contracted with Ferrari for next season as well.

Speaking to Motorsport.com Italy in an interview, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said: “Vettel’s goal hasn’t changed. He wants to become champion with Ferrari and it’s a very clear goal for him.”

However, this season has gone so badly for them that Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel are facing a third season of no wins since 2014. However, in spite of all their floundering, Vettel has called for the team to remain calm.

Mattia Binotto
Mattia Binotto

He confessed, “I need to be critical of myself because here and there I didn’t do the best job. So that’s something that I need to focus on and need to get better in the second half of the season, which needs addressing.”

“Other than that I think it was a bit up and down, some races were better, some races were worse. But certainly the last couple of races where maybe a bit better for me, whereas some races in the beginning I struggled a bit more when we tried a lot of things. I think it’s clear that we are not where we want to be.”

“You look at the points table, you look at the race [in Hungary], you look at the areas in tracks where we are lacking compared to others, so we are addressing those things and we are working very hard. I don’t think we are short of commitment.

“People are very passionate so I think the key now is to remain calm, do our homework and obviously try and catch up as much as we can. That’s the key priority.”