Sebastian Vettel is getting a good bashing from the Italian media for yet another mistake under pressure. At the Bahrain GP, when Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton battled half way through the race, one thought it could be one of the defining moments of the season and that is exactly what happened.
A win for Sebastian Vettel in that mini-battle would have meant that Ferrari could have kept a 1-2 going into the final few laps of the race(keeping Charles Leclerc’s engine issue aside).
However, a mistake from Vettel meant that Lewis Hamilton was allowed to stroll pass him and march on to a race win following Leclerc’s power failure.
Max Verstappen fastest as Mick Schumacher makes eye-catching debut in second for Ferrari at Bahrain Test.
— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) April 2, 2019
The German has been guilty of making silly mistakes during multiple stages of the 2018 season and has come up with one more early on in the 2019 season. The Italian media has now blasted Vettel for yet another mistake, calling for strict action from Ferrari.
Corriere dello Sport has reported that Ferrari are looking beyond Vettel now and want Mick Schumacher to replace him in the coming seasons.
“Ferrari looks to a future in which there is no room for Vettel,” Corriere dello Sport report.
“Mick Schumacher could soon be at the side of the talented Charles Leclerc.” the report adds.
Mick Schumacher is presently testing for Ferrari in the Bahrain test, getting his first taste of F1, having recently moved from F3 to F2. Earlier there were reports that the F3 champion, Mick Schumacher could fancy a move to F1 this season itself, but he took the wise decision of going through the ranks and not jumping into F1 immediately.
Danner: “What does the Italian media do? Eat Sebastian Vettel alive. Something like that wouldn‘t have happened with Jean Todt, Ross Brawn and Rory Bryne. They hold together, had the team under control and had one motto: everything for our driver”https://t.co/cTXLs3cAKG
— tami. (@Vetteleclerc) September 25, 2018
La Rupubblica said that Leclerc ‘is now the true challenger to Lewis Hamilton’, while Corriere dello Sport claimed that Ferrari is ‘looking to a future which does not include Vettel’, adding that ‘Mick Schumacher could soon be at the side of Charles Leclerc’.
— Sensei ⛩ (@onume_) April 2, 2019
Ferrari could venture into ‘Mick Schumacher’ territory, but axing Vettel as soon as next season could be a little hasty.
Sebastian Vettel though will need to get his act together, get back to the drawing board and ensure that he gets a couple of wins going for himself to settle Ferrari nerves.