Connect with us

2018 F1

Ferrari supports Vettel despite title loss – Arrivabene

Published

on

  • 2
    Shares

Ferrari is still “together” even amid waves of rumours and Sebastian Vettel’s failure to win the drivers’ world championship.

That is the claim of team boss Maurizio Arrivabene, after Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his fifth crown in Mexico.

“It’s a horrible moment,” German Vettel admitted amid Hamilton’s title celebrations.

Both Vettel and Arrivabene warmly congratulated Hamilton, but the message was clear: amid rumours of internal problems at Ferrari, the Maranello team remains together.

“We do not give up,” Italian Arrivabene told Sky Italia.

“The constructors’ championship is still open, we have taken more points in that and do not give up until the end.”

As for Vettel’s disappointment, Arrivabene suggested that while the German has been criticised for mistakes in the second half of the season, Ferrari still supports him.

“You have to be close to him in down moments like this, we do not leave him alone,” he said.

“We must be strong and throw everything behind him, go forward and do not give up. We have proved we are together even if the others are saying otherwise. So let’s keep going,” Arrivabene said.

As for Mercedes, Arrivabene sounded reluctant to talk much about the German team.

“I do not talk about the others. We closed on them in the last two races, then I leave the judgement to you,” he said.

“Congratulations to Hamilton, but now let’s play for the constructors. It will be difficult but we will not give up.”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F12 days ago

F1 has ‘other options’ to British GP – Carey

2SharesChase Carey has admitted a cloud still hangs over the future of the British grand prix. Last year, Silverstone’s owner,...

2018 F12 days ago

Carey admits no ‘new engine’ for 2021

2SharesChase Carey has admitted F1’s engines will not change significantly for 2021. Earlier, Liberty Media wanted drastically different engines compared...

2018 F12 days ago

Lewis Hamilton says he is not interested in Formula E

2SharesLewis Hamilton says he is not interested in Formula E because of the lack of petrol power, sound and speed....

2018 F12 days ago

Carey defends ending F1 betting sponsorship ban

2SharesChase Carey has defended F1’s move into the world of gambling. For four decades, former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone did...

2018 F13 days ago

Brazil ramps up efforts to keep grand prix

2SharesOrganisers of the Brazilian grand prix have ramped up efforts to keep Interlagos on the F1 calendar. The contract expires...

2018 F13 days ago

Marchionne death hurt Ferrari morale – Tronchetti Provera

2SharesFerrari is “very close” to its goal of bringing the title back to Maranello after more than a decade. That...

2018 F13 days ago

Verstappen would ‘kick psychologist out’

2SharesMax Verstappen says he regrets nothing about shoving Esteban Ocon after Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix. The Dutchman will do two...

2018 F13 days ago

Miami GP plans still not dead – Carey

2SharesChase Carey insists that plans for a grand prix in Miami have not been scrapped. In late September, the Miami...

2018 F13 days ago

‘Only goal’ is sports car title – Alonso

2SharesFernando Alonso says his “only goal” for now is winning the world endurance championship. The Spaniard is retiring from F1...

2018 F13 days ago

Vettel not worried about incoming Leclerc

2SharesSebastian Vettel says he is not worried about the ambitions of his new Ferrari teammate for 2019. German Vettel has...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media