“He made far too many mistakes on his own” – Red Bull senior Dr. Helmut Marko has looked back at what caused Sebastian Vettel’s decline at Ferrari.
Sebastian Vettel and his decline at Ferrari started after the crash at Hockenheim in 2018. Since then, he just doesn’t give the vibes of a four-time world champion. And according to his former boss at Red Bull Dr. Helmut Marko, Maurizio Arrivabene leaving Ferrari was the turning point in Seb’s F1 career. Marko was talking to Motorsport.com about his most successful driver.
“I think it’s an insecurity that started in my eyes with the crash at Hockenheim in 2018 while leading. At that time Arrivabene was still team principal. From then on, the relationship with Ferrari has gone from bad to worse.”
“How far he was disadvantaged in terms of material, I can’t say, but it has to be said that he made far too many mistakes on his own. With this crash [at Hockenheim], the uncertainty set in, and the driving was then very often not at a Vettel level.”
Sebastian Vettel: “There is pressure from Italy and the fans. But the most pressure is that you put on yourselve. When I parked my car in the gravel in Hockenheim 2018 I was unhappy before the fans were unhappy.” #F1 #AbuDhabiGP@F1 @ScuderiaFerrari pic.twitter.com/DRaKoEHOKp
— F1-Insider.com (@F1insidercom) December 10, 2020
Sebastian Vettel hoping to regain lost pride with Aston Martin
The German will race for the green team Aston Martin, partnering Lance Stroll. Aston Martin will have Mercedes engine support and is firmly in the race to be the ‘best of the rest’ yet again, like its predecessor Racing Point.
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— Formula 1 (@F1) January 4, 2021
When asked if Vettel will rediscover his legendary form with the new team, Marko had this to say:
“I hope so, for his sake.”