Naturally, it has led to a lot of speculation that Sebastian Vettel may be on his way out of the team. However, Ferrari team principal, Mattia Binotto has still kept the faith in the German driver.
He said, “Other drivers also made mistakes. We have to rebuild Sebastian now and take good care of him. It is important that he feels that we and the Tifosi love him, trust him and rely on him. Because that’s what we do!”
At the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Vettel cracked under pressure to spin, in a moment of deja vu. Unfortunately, this spin was far more costly, as he tagged Lance Stroll while scrambling back on track.
Vettel’s Monza spin is just one of a countless unforced errors that he has made this year and last year as well.
The 4-time World champion has been linked with a move back to Red Bull, where he won all four of his Formula One World Championships. However, Binotto has flatly denied that the 32-year-old will depart Ferrari next season.
“We have a couple of high-level drivers and I see no reason why we have to change anything,” Binotto said last month.
“Both have a contract and there is no doubt that Vettel will be with us in 2020.Charles is in his first year with Ferrari and there is a lot of pressure. He has made some mistakes but he is all about learning and not repeating them.”
Admittedly, some blame has to go to Ferrari as their strategies have not been up to scratch. Currently, off all three big teams, Red Bull boast of the best strategy, while Ferrari is fast in a straight line and Mercedes are good in corners.