The four-time world champion speaks in a podcast about his time at Scuderia Ferrari – and doesn’t skimp on self-criticism Sebastian Vettel also comments on his move to Aston Martin.
Sebastian Vettel looks back critically on his Formula 1 days at Ferrari. “It is true that I failed because I had set myself the goal of winning the world championship with Ferrari,” admitted the 33-year-old in a Formula 1 podcast published on Wednesday before the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. “I failed, I couldn’t”.
Vettel had switched from Red Bull to Ferrari as a four-time world champion for the 2015 season and, like his idol Michael Schumacher, wanted to usher in a title era with the Scuderia. But he got no further than second place in the World Cup with Ferrari in 2017 and 2018.
“There are things I should have done better, things I might have seen before, fights I might not have picked up,” said Vettel. However, he doesn’t look back on his time at Ferrari with regret, especially as he has grown up and learned new things.
From next season, the Heppenheimer will drive for the Aston Martin factory team, which is currently still at the start as a Racing Point team. “It sounds like a project that will be fun,” said Vettel. “There will be a lot of things happening there for the first time and I think it will be an incredibly challenging journey for the whole team.”