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Schumacher recommended Vettel to Ferrari – Montezemolo

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Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has revealed that it was Michael Schumacher, who first suggested to Ferrari that Sebastian Vettel was the right driver for them.

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, who has required regular medical care since December 2013 following a skiing accident, is believed to have felt that his compatriot would be a good fit at the Ferrari F1 team. He was certainly well placed to make a recommendation.

“He [Schumacher] told me ‘The right driver for you is Vettel’,” Di Montezemolo has been quoted as telling La Repubblica.

“Former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali wanted him at all costs and brought him to my Bologna home. He arrived with Swiss chocolate.

“He was already a World Champion.”

“[When] Marchionne saw Alonso had become gloomy and surly and was always showing skepticism with the team, we decided for the change.

“Vettel certainly gets [paid] less than what Alonso asked for his renewal [of his contract].

“And then he has strongly helped Arrivabene, who is a man with great personality, to impose a new, better, and more positive mood.”

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