Connect with us

2019 F1

Vettel says 2019 world title target ‘clear’

Published

on

  • 1
    Share

Sebastian Vettel says it is “clear” that he wants to win the 2019 world championship.

The German has taken a lot of heat in the paddock as he and Ferrari failed to secure the crown despite having a competitive car last year.

But Vettel, who appeared for the race of champions event in Mexico last weekend, says they are ready to try again.

“The ingredients are there, now it’s up to us to do the job,” he is quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

There have been changes at Ferrari over the winter, with Mattia Binotto taking over as boss and Charles Leclerc replacing Kimi Raikkonen.

Vettel said of 2019: “It will be a great challenge. What we want to achieve I think is clear.

“The opponents? Let’s see how the first tests go, as at this time of the year everything is hidden. When we see the cars on the track we will know better and at the first race we will know for sure.”

Vettel made obvious mistakes in 2018, but he says the real problem is that the Ferrari was not quite as good as the winning Mercedes.

“I think we need a stronger package,” he said.

“We certainly had our moments last year when we had strong races, but we also had races which weren’t very strong.

“I think overall it’s the speed that decides and I think more often than not we were lacking a little bit of speed.

“But we’re working very hard and the motivation is there to do that final step that is still missing,” Vettel added.

Loading...

Comments

Latest F1 News

Latest F1 News

2019 F12 weeks ago

Vettel ‘has no future at Ferrari anymore’ – Red Bull boss

1ShareSebastian Vettel has “no future at Ferrari”, according to his former boss Dr Helmut Marko. Despite having arguably the fastest...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Leclerc girlfriend reveals Ferrari’s F1 star ended relationship with her

1ShareCharles Leclerc’s former girlfriend has revealed that the Ferrari driver “left me” in order to focus on his Formula 1...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Hamilton seizing advantage of Vettel DNF to seal Russian GP

1ShareChampionship leader Lewis Hamilton took the advantages with the Russian Grand Prix victory after race leader Sebastian Vettel’s retirement. During...

2019 F12 weeks ago

McLaren split with Renault for Mercedes in 2021 F1

1ShareMcLaren split with engine supplier Renault over a disagreement about Formula 1 strategy, according to Cyril Abiteboul. “It was apparent...

2019 F12 weeks ago

The manager says secrecy around Schumacher’s health is “difficult” to understand

1ShareNews of the Seven time F1 world champion, Michael Schumacher being “out of a coma” went viral on June 2014,...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Mercedes no favourite at remaining races in 2019 – Hamilton

1ShareMercedes will no longer be the favourite at any of the remaining races in 2019, according to Lewis Hamilton. Despite...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Renault F1 criticises FIA over penalty

1ShareCyril Abiteboul has accused the FIA of being inconsistent about how it hands out penalties for sporting and technical infractions....

2019 F12 weeks ago

Ferrari ‘hungrier than Mercedes’ – Hamilton

1ShareChampionship leader Lewis Hamilton criticised Mercedes after the Singapore GP. The Briton was not even on the podium on Sunday,...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Hamilton warns he could lose 2019 F1 title

1ShareLewis Hamilton has warned Mercedes that he risks not winning the 2019 world championship. The Briton’s championship lead is actually...

2019 F11 month ago

Charles Leclerc is Ferrari’s “No: 1 driver” – JJ Lehto

1ShareCharles Leclerc is now Ferrari’s “number 1 driver”. That is the view of JJ Lehto, who was once the supporting...

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