Connect with us

2018 F1

Vettel says new teammate Leclerc ‘a good guy’

Published

on

  • 207
    Shares

Sebastian Vettel insists he is not worried about getting a new Ferrari teammate for 2019.

The German has lost his preferred teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, who amused observers of the FIA gala with his drunken antics.

In the Finn’s place is Charles Leclerc, a highly rated young driver who moves up from Sauber.

“The harmony between Kimi and I meant that we didn’t waste time with various things,” Vettel told the Swiss newspaper Blick.

“Everyone is different, and we will see how Charles and I will work together. But he is a good guy and Ferrari is a huge chance for him.

“The basic rule is unchanged — you always want to beat the other,” Vettel added.

However, some believe that Leclerc’s youth and ambition will make life more difficult for Vettel, whose support by Ferrari was already questioned by some in 2018.

“It is clear that Charles is at a different stage of his career to me, but we all want Ferrari back on top,” said Vettel.

“We’ll see how things will work out next year, but as far as I know he’s a good guy.”

Vettel also bucked the idea that Ferrari was essentially on-par with Mercedes this year, but he only missed the championship due to personal mistakes.

“The years after my last title have not been simple,” he said, “but it’s good to be back in a position where we can fight for the victories and the championship.

“But if you have a global vision of the whole year, I think we were still very far away,” said Vettel.

“After Spa and Monza we had a very significant drop in performance that made it very difficult for us.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F121 hours ago

Wehrlein not interested in uncompetitive F1 return

207SharesPascal Wehrlein says he “definitely” is not angling to return to formula one with a back of the grid team....

2019 F121 hours ago

Schumacher to also test Ferrari in Bahrain

207SharesMick Schumacher looks set to drive not one but two separate formula one cars at the post-Bahrain GP test. Earlier,...

2019 F121 hours ago

Non B-teams trying to harm Haas – Steiner

207SharesHaas boss Gunther Steiner says rival teams are trying to “harm” the Ferrari-linked outfit by lobbying to stop the practice...

2019 F121 hours ago

Ferrari make corrections for Bahrain

207SharesFerrari team boss Mattia Binotto has confirmed the Italian team has made “corrections” ahead of the Bahrain grand prix based...

2019 F12 days ago

Perez more optimistic about Mexico GP future

207SharesSergio Perez is suddenly sounding more optimistic about the future of Mexico’s grand prix. Earlier, it emerged that the Mexican...

2019 F12 days ago

Schumacher to test Alfa Romeo next week

207SharesMick Schumacher’s first formula one test will take place next week in Bahrain. We had already reported that the son...

2019 F12 days ago

Money not the problem for Dutch GP – Lammers

207SharesDutch GP boss Jan Lammers says money is “not really the problem” as Zandvoort struggles to secure a F1 race...

2019 F12 days ago

F1 should look into ‘e-fuels’ – Abiteboul

207SharesCyril Abiteboul says F1 should look into introducing “e-fuels”. In an increasingly environmentally-minded world, the Renault boss doubts F1 did...

2019 F12 days ago

FIA responds to 2019 start light problem

207SharesF1’s governing body is making adjustments ahead of the Bahrain grand prix so that drivers at the back of the...

2019 F12 days ago

Boullier knew McLaren-Honda would fail

207SharesFormer McLaren boss Eric Boullier said he realised immediately that the McLaren-Honda adventure would be a failure. “Already in the...




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