Formula 1
Formula 1
03 Jul
-
05 Jul
Event finished
10 Jul
-
12 Jul
Event finished
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
FP1 in
4 days
31 Jul
-
02 Aug
FP1 in
18 days
R
70th Anniversary GP
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
FP1 in
25 days
R
Spanish GP
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
FP1 in
32 days
R
Italian GP
04 Sep
-
06 Sep
FP1 in
53 days
R
Tuscany GP
11 Sep
-
13 Sep
Next event in
59 days
R
Mexican GP
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
FP1 in
109 days
R
Brazilian GP
13 Nov
-
15 Nov
FP1 in
123 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
27 Nov
-
29 Nov
FP1 in
137 days

Vettel: Ferrari winning matters more than beating Leclerc

shares
comments
Vettel: Ferrari winning matters more than beating Leclerc
By:
Apr 15, 2020, 8:25 AM

Sebastian Vettel says winning a personal points battle with Formula 1 teammate Charles Leclerc matters much less to him than how successful Ferrari is against its rivals.

On the back of Leclerc’s impressive first campaign at Maranello last year, Vettel knows he needs to deliver to his best if he is going to guarantee he secures a contract extension in to 2021.

But although there has been much made of the rivalry he has with Leclerc, the four-time champion says the only thing that is important to him is that Ferrari become the best in F1.

“It is not so important whether I have five points more or less [compared to Leclerc],” said Vettel in an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com. “The important thing is that we are heading in the right direction as a team.

“Obviously last year was a step back, because we were not as strong as the years before. There's reasons. Those we need to understand and make sure we eliminate them and make progress again.

"Then five points up or down, for sure in the moment I care, but really what all of our target is here, is to make sure that Ferrari comes back to the top.”

Read Also:

Vettel says the roller-coaster nature of coverage he gets in F1 from the media, who write him off one minute and then praise him the next, is much more extreme than it has been in the past.

“The questions change every day, they change after every result,” he said. “So in this regard I feel like it's a lot more short lived nowadays. If you have a bad day, things are a disaster for the next weeks. If you have a good day, you are the greatest for the next weeks.

“It has always been like that in a way, but just the velocity of change has changed. But that is probably something that not just F1 experiences, that's probably something the whole world experiences.

“I'm not a finance guy at all, but you just need to follow the finance market, the stock market for a day and it goes up and down. If you take the same behaviour 15 years ago, people would panic.

“And now it's completely normal to have 2 percent up, 3 percent down. 20 years ago 3 percent up was like: 'We have a problem here, we need to ...', you know [stop].”

Next article
F1 has “massive opportunity” to slash its budget cap – Agag

Previous article

F1 has “massive opportunity” to slash its budget cap – Agag

Next article

My job in F1: Raikkonen's race engineer

My job in F1: Raikkonen's race engineer
Load comments