F1 top news

Vettel plays down Schumacher comparison

sebastian-vettel-michael-schumacher
Sebastian Vettel has denied he is a “carbon-copy” of fellow German and F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

Earlier this week, new Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene hailed the arrival at Maranello of Red Bull’s quadruple world champion.

“I was around in Michael (Schumacher)’s time,” the former Marlboro executive told Leo Turrini’s blog, “and I confess that there are times when I look at Vettel and, in some ways, it really seems like a carbon copy of Schumi!”

Vettel, however, reacted to Sport Bild: “It is almost impossible to compare any driver to Michael. What Michael achieved was unique — he played in his own league.”

Ferrari insiders, however, insist that 27-year-old Vettel has adopted a Schumacher-like disposition at the fabled team, as he stalks the paddock analytically taking notes.

“It is always very special to be compared to Michael,” he acknowledged. “And I’m also happy that I have been so warmly welcomed by everyone at Ferrari.

“Still, I’m Sebastian, not Michael, and I must and will go my own way,” Vettel insisted. “I also think today is a very different time to Michael’s.”

But the early signs are positive, as Ferrari has begun yet another test week with impressive pace from the new SF15-T car.

“The first impression at the tests has been good,” Vettel agreed, “but we need to keep the ball nice and flat. I know how much work we still have ahead of us.

“Ferrari is a team that is changing and it will be a while until everyone feels comfortable in their new roles. Including me,” he said. (GMM)

Facebook Comments
Loading...
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV or any other subsidiary associated with the official Formula One governing organizations The website is an unofficial website, all names and logos used here are property of their respective owners, more specially FORMULA 1, FORMULA ONE, F1, GRAND PRIX and logos and the wide Curves logo are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One Group Company. Use or depiction of images or trademarks throughout this website is for illustrative and editorial purposes only. Official Formula One information can be found at www.formula1.com

Copyright © 2015 Thisisf1.com

To Top