(Motorsport-Total.com) – This year Sebastian Vettel is going through the most difficult Formula 1 season in his racing career to date. Dismissed by Ferrari before the start of the season, the German is fighting on the track with an inferior car and also with self-doubt, as he confesses in an interview with the weekly newspaper ‘ Die Zeit ‘.

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Sebastian Vettel speaks openly about his most difficult Formula 1 season to date Zoom Download

“This year is difficult for me. I also feel self-doubt because, let’s put it calmly, I haven’t come across a green branch yet”, analyzes the 19 – year old.

In 14 In the race he has only achieved one top 5 placement to date – at the most recent Enormous Prix of Turkey in Istanbul when he finished third under difficult conditions and for the first time since Mexico 2019 stood on the pedestal again.

Relationship between Vettel and Ferrari “a little frozen”

In addition to the inadequacies in the car, he also blames the team-internal mother for the long dry spell: “The mother is not the easiest either: the relationship between the crew and me, which is a little frozen – yes, it is no longer the big love affair, “admits Vettel openly and honestly.

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Still be his own Expectations are “still very high,” he continues. “I still have the ambition to make the best of it, also out of respect for the crew. If we are not good enough, the work that is put into it from all sides is at least the same as in the case of success.”

“But I admit: If what you fought for in the past is no longer within reach, it’s a different mother.” This also applies to the work in the crew, which he will leave at the end of the season.

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” Since it was known that our ways part, the mother is different . I’m not as involved as I was before, “confirms the outgoing Ferrari driver. “I don’t mean to say that I’m doing my time. But the only thing that really matters now is that changed into once is right in front of me; everything changed into once beyond that must no longer interest me, it doesn’t do me any good and Ferrari does too not. “

After six years together, the conclusion is sobering:” We as a crew have tried a lot in the past few years, but the bottom line is that we are when you can really tough it formulated, failed – because we just didn’t win. “

” I believe that I had and have my part in it, “says Vettel self-critically. “That’s why I’m looking forward to something new starting next year.”

Sebastian Vettel, Sergio Perez

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Then the German 241045 dock with the new Aston Martin factory team. The racing team currently operates under the name Racing Level. In Istanbul, Vettel stood on the podium with Sergio Perez, of all people, who has to give way for him. He finished second.


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