“Work has been done to become a winner,” says former press secretary Sebastian Vettel, who was keen to make things work at Ferrari » FirstSportz
Sebastian VettelThe four-time world champion had frustrating days working at Ferrari. Sebastian was destined for greatness, winning four consecutive titles in the most dominant way, people saw him as the heir to the greatest of all time. Vettel has proven himself to be both a golden boy and a villain, as fans call him. The 35-year-old joined Ferrari after winning the title with Red Bull to pursue his dream of a Prancing Horse World Championship.
At the end of 2014, Sebastian Vettel decided to part ways with the Bulls and switched to Ferrari. 2015 was the first time the world witnessed a Seb in red. Despite Ferrari not being a title contender that year, Sebastian still managed to claim his first victory with the Italian powerhouse in Malaysia. The year was all about a powerful Mercedes, and so was 2016. At the start of 2017, bells rang all over Maranello as Sebastian clinched victory in the first race of the season. It was a dream start for a boy who just wanted to follow in his hero’s footsteps. Ferrari provided Vettel with a car capable of bearing the heavy load of a world title. But not everything goes as planned in the Formula 1 world.
Sebastian Vettel lost the title to Mercedes. That defeat left a hole in Vettel’s career with a melee for the title after almost grabbing him in his arms, he was forced to retire after a series of mistakes saw him lose to Lewis Hamilton. That hurt all Ferrari fans around the world who were waiting to witness a title in Italy. But their hope was reunited when Sebastian managed to win the 2018 Australian GP, the first race of the season. But 2018 wasn’t a year Seb and Ferrari fans want to talk about, this year has the Tifosi hanging by a rope of their own title dreams. 2018 was the season Ferrari came closest to a WDC title, but they lost it again to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton. This loss made fans criticize Sebastian for all the mistakes he made while driving.
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Sebastian Vettel’s insights into Alberto Antonini’s Ferrari era
Although fans blame Sebastian for the loss they bear, it really was his fault, Alberto Antonini, the former press secretary, gives Sebastian in Red all the insight.
2017 and 2018 were the best and hardest times that Seb and all his fans went through. From winning races from scratch to losing the races on his lap, from leading the championship to losing in the end. Vettel is the one being criticized for all the losses. But Alberto had mentioned other things when he had the opportunity to talk about those years.
“The car was very good in 2017, but the development slowed down. So all the improvements that were supposed to be put into the car from mid-season, most of them weren’t right.” said Alberto.
The 2018 German GP has its own image for every fan who witnessed the massacre. Vettel was leading the race and the championship as he lined up to race in his backyard. He took pole on Saturday after a brilliant lap and was ready to win the race. He controlled and led the race until he grazed the barriers which not only took away his championship lead but also all the confidence to come back and fight for it later this season.
People bluntly blame him for losing the title this season, but Alberto had a few more to blame.
“The car wasn’t a winner from the start, work was done to become a winner. Sebastian was very, very keen to try it.” explained the Ferrari 2018 pre-season tests.
“What happened at Hockenheim in Germany, when he drove straight into the guard rail, when he was leading and controlling the race – that affected him psychologically. He probably lost confidence there.” said Antonini.
Sebastian finally turned his back on Ferrari at the end of 2020 and gave up all hopes of winning the title in red. But Tifosi hasn’t given up hope of a comeback and they will be served in 2022. But things are not going well for the Italian horse this season either.
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