Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says Sebastian Vettel stumbles once too often when racing wheel-to-wheel with Lewis Hamilton, claiming the Mercedes driver is like a “mental block” for the German.
As arch-rivals fighting for the title, Hamilton and Vettel often found themselves at loggerheads on the track last season.
The Ferrari driver knocked himself out of contention at Monza last year when he spun while trying to resist the reigning world champion.
And Vettel did it again in Bahrain when he spun while trying to hang on to the back of Hamilton’s Silver Arrow.
The 31-year-old was lambasted by the Italian media after a race in which he had also been outpaced by Scuderia new recruit Charles Leclerc, but Ecclestone is confident Vettel