( Reuters) – 4 times Solution One champion Sebastian Vettel recognised he was sailing through a ‘rough sea’ but stated on Thursday there had actually been no talks with Ferrari about parting ways before the end of the season.
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – August 13, 2020 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea
The German has scored simply 10 points from five races, compared to group mate Charles Leclerc’s45
Ferrari revealed in Might that Vettel, who had been anticipating a brand-new contract, would be leaving at the end of the year with Spaniard Carlos Sainz signing up with from McLaren.
There has because been some speculation about whether the German, who won his titles with Red Bull and has been linked with Racing Point for 2021, would even see out the campaign with the Italian group.
” I have actually been in a better place,” he stated when asked in a Spanish Grand Prix video conference how annoyed he felt with the way things were going.
” I love combating at the front, winning and feeling you can achieve excellent outcomes.
” It will be hard this year with the package that we have.”
Asked whether he had any concerns about being shown the door early, he responded: “Oh I don’t understand, I don’t think so.
” We haven’t even considered or spoken about it. I guess its not simply a question for myself. I understand what I know, I understand the task that I can do. At the moment it’s not been the cleanest run.
” I make certain if things cool down and I get a decent opportunity then I will use it.”
Vettel stated he still got enjoyment from driving the automobile however clearly not as much as when battling at the front and having smooth races.
The 33- year-old did not respond to directly when asked whether he still trusted the group and felt he was getting equivalent treatment to Leclerc.
” I am not attempting to enter into any of this. I’m just trying to do my task. Certainly at the moment its not all plain sailing and calm, it’s a rather rough sea, however it is what it is and I have to do the very best I can.”
Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by …