Sebastian Vettel says he had no prior discussion with Ferrari over leaving his seat early in the season, as both sides set to part away.
Sebastian Vettel in the press conference ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix has claimed that there have been no prior discussions between both the sides about parting ways early in the season.
“I don’t think so,” he said. “We haven’t even considered or spoken about it. I guess it’s not just a question for myself. I know what I’m aware of, I know the job that I can do.
“At the moment, it’s not been the cleanest run. But I’m sure if things calm down and I get a decent chance then I will use it.” he further said.
In response to Vettel’s poor races at Silverstone, Ferrari has brought a new chassis for him to use this weekend. Vettel said he has no concerns he isn’t being given an equal chance to compete with his teammate.
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“In all honesty, I’m not trying to get into any of this and just trying to do my job now. Obviously, at the moment, it’s not plain sailing and all calm, it’s a rather rough sea.
“But it is what it is and I have to do the best I can, which is staying focussed and waking up in the morning trying to do the best that I can and being fairly open-minded and trying to tackle it.
“I didn’t have a great weekend in Silverstone, normally a track that I really like. I didn’t get into a great feeling with the car and wasn’t able to extract as much as Charles was for whatever reasons.
“There’s not that much I can do other than doing my job and working together with the guys around me and my car to make sure we get the best package together.”
Sebastian Vettel and his predicament
Sebastian Vettel during the last race even alleged that probably Ferrari doesn’t want him to come in Leclerc’s way. Apart from that, the deficit between Leclerc and Vettel has been huge during the race days.
Meanwhile, even Nico Rosberg defended Vettel openly and finds it dubious over alleged misbehaviour with Vettel by Ferrari. So far, Vettel hasn’t announced about his future but the links with Racing Point are strong.