(Motorsport-Total.com) – Sebastian Vettel is facing a decisive year. The German absolutely wants to get back on the road to success with Ferrari in order to get his desired title with the Scuderia. With Charles Leclerc, however, an uncomfortable opponent is waiting on the other side of the garage. And Vettel has to assert himself against it, because his contract expires at the end of next year.

Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel


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For ex-pilot Gerhard Berger this is not a special fret. “Regardless of whether you drive a Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull, you always have a tough nut to crack. That’s what wrestling used to do with the top teams,” says the Austrian 'auto motor und sport' . “There are always two alpha animals that hit their heads until one remains.”

Berger speaks from experience: When he 1990 switched to McLaren, Ayrton Senna was waiting for him, who should be his teammate for three years. “You can't run away from that,” he knows.

So Vettel has to deliver if he wants to have another future at Scuderia, which recently signed the contract with Leclerc to 2024 extended . But Berger believes that his former protégé can beat Toro Rosso Leclerc: “In the last third of the season, Vettel has shown that he can do it very well,” he emphasizes.

Although the German “At the last stage of his career”, but precisely from his experience of four titles and five years at Ferrari, he could draw on and thus compensate for Leclerc's “daredevil”. “It will be an interesting duel,” said Berger. “I don't dare to predict the outcome.”

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