Ferrari president, Luca Di Montezemolo says that, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton as “perfect for Ferrari in the future”. But he slightly favours Vettel, because he is younger.
Earlier this topics was spread out in 2012 F1 campaign, Vettel Move Ferrari for 2014 season, but the triple time world champion rejected that reports.
Currently team President Di Montezemolo says that, if Alonso may no longer drive for Ferrari, that both Vettel and Hamilton were leading contenders to replace the Spaniard.
“Between all the drivers, Vettel and Hamilton could be perfect for Ferrari in the future, with one difference – Vettel is younger,” Luca Di Montezemolo was quoted by the BBC.
“First of all, of all the drivers, we have the best – in terms of speed, intelligence in the race, and a capability to work with the team. When you have the best driver you have to put him in the best condition to succeed, to win and have a good environment without peer troubles.
“But if Alonso decided to go to live in Hawaii with the girlfriend, I have no doubt that for human and professional reasons [I would choose] Vettel. He would be very good for us. I like Vettel, because he is not presumptuous. He wants to win but he is not arrogant.”
“Michael [Schumacher] told me many years ago that coming from karts, Vettel had the most potential of any young driver and he was right.”
Di Montezemolo added that, “Fernando is a good mix between the two. He is very intelligent. He knows when to push, how to save the tyres, when to attack, super intelligent and super quick, too.
“It is difficult to make comparisons [across different eras] but he is right at the top. But I’m very happy with Fernando. He is a key member of the team.”