Current Sebastian Vettel

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
if it link was correct, isn't this politics because as we know the paddock rumour is that Verstappen could be leaving in 2020. which leaves a big opening at red bull. which I think is just coincental if Marko saying vettel needs to leave (& join us)
 

Il_leone

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F1Brits_90 My thoughts exactly that Helmut shot himself in the foot or mout:oops: for saying Vettel should leave if he is not happy then who do you think Ferrari will try and poach then if not Hamilton
 

Titch

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Why would Hamilton want to go to Ferrari when he’s in the top team already?

And why would Mercedes want to hire Vettel as he’s on the decline?
 
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Angel

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No idea Titch, I can't see it happening myself. However after another Ferrari mess up I can see him not being there next year one way or the other.
 

Il_leone

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Titch The most famous team in F1 and at the moment there is a nice carrot being dangled that they have not won the drivers title for over 10 years plus no doubt a lot of money in excess of $50m Hamilton could command being the best driver in F1 and get a free Ferrari

Its prestige to be driving for Ferrari. That is the only thing missing from Hamilton's CV although he would be foolish to do it unless he can galvanise the team in a way Vettel cannot.

For Mercedes - the best German driver still around in the paddock possibly . You never say never in F1 . Vettel needs Mercedes more than Hamilton needs Ferrari to regain his reputation which is falling like a stone
 

Titch

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Il_leone I can actually see that the challenge of bringing the title back to Ferrari might be a huge attraction. But does Hamilton believe that as a driver he can do that. Or is he a realist and he knows that without a brilliant engineering team, he can drive his socks off, and still not deliver the dream.
 

Il_leone

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Titch Exactly I think Schumacher was able to achieve so much at Ferrari because he had Brawn and Byrne along with Todt handling the politics so did not get distracted and pressured with that. Not as obvious it seems , Vettel is under pressure to deliver and is finding it difficult
 

Bill Boddy

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Titch Exactly I think Schumacher was able to achieve so much at Ferrari because he had Brawn and Byrne along with Todt handling the politics so did not get distracted and pressured with that. Not as obvious it seems , Vettel is under pressure to deliver and is finding it difficult
I take it that you do not do forecasting as your profession? :oops:
 

Il_leone

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Bill Boddy What if I did then ? and my name is not Michael Fish just in case you're wondering

A strange race for Vettel who did nothing when it was wet and was not quick and as soon he was on dry tyres he was suddenly fastest man on the track ... a sort of Heinz Harald Frentzen performance
 

Bill Boddy

Professional layabout
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Vettel said that he had not been comfortable with the intermediates Il_leone. He did keep spend much of the race unable to get past Raikkonen but he didn't do anything silly, maybe he learned from last year. I didn't keep track of everything but does anyone know how many spins/offs did Vettel have?

I'm sorry if I offended you Il_leone, it was meant as a bit tongue in cheek.
 

Il_leone

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Bill Boddy Not offended at all I realise I spoke too soon and pre empting possibly Vettel's last German GP if he had another bad race. Its amazing I thought had Le Clerc won there would have been calls to get him to be Ferrari No1 and no doubt movement to get Vettel out of Ferrari - not quite like Lauda though back in the 70's

Some people might think Vettel drove like Prost in able to pick off people and get points he should not but for the first half when it was damp/ wet he was very average so to end up getting 2nd place was a miracle. No he did not spin but he was not quick either
 

Bill Boddy

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[QUOTE="Il_leone, post: 352371, member: 1445"....No he did not spin but he was not quick either[/QUOTE]

He finished in front of all the cars bar one having started at the back. There were eighteen drivers who would have loved to do that.
 

Bill Boddy

Professional layabout
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Maybe, Il_leone because his car was set up for dry conditions which were unsuitable for wet conditions. Or maybe he bore in mind what happened last year and he realised that being cautious would pay off in the long run due to not losing time in incidents.

You will need to ask Vettel for the answer to your question.
 

Izumi

Banned
What is happening with Sebastian? There is something on his mind that is bothering him for very long time. He is clearly agitated with treatment he receives on regular basis from media, fans and FiA, but there must be more than we see, or know about. He has not had that many off with RBR, and I don't think he forgot how to drive a car.
 
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F1Brits_90

Race Winner
yes it strange 1 I think unlike lewis where he proves his quality in every rule change, Vettel hit the sweet spot in 2010 - 13 he was fantastic in that car & newey great aero & capitalised. but outside of that era he is probally just very good not great. I know its not popular opinion but I still say he needed to win a 5th world title at Ferrari. to stop the talk of newey & red bull
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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I think it's Sebastian Vettel's fans who are agitated by his treatment from FIA and other fans. This year frankly Vettel seems to have shown very little enthusiasm or annoyance about anything F1 and I think that's where the issue is. I just think he can't be bothered anymore. Just like Hakkenien.
 
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