Now that the season is done, news not as easy to come by but Sebastian Vettel still has plenty to say during a rare(ish) interview with Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick.
Vettel explains what he thinks of Formula E and Robert Kubica’s comeback attempt. The four-time champion also explains why Halo is needed in his view.
After the Formula E opener in Hong Kong last weekend, Vettel gave his opinion as to why he’s simply not interested in electric racing.
“For me, that’s not the future. Yes E-mobility is currently very popular throughout the world. But anyone who identifies with motor racing and is honest, can’t identify much with Formula E.”
The sound (or lack thereof) is not even the biggest problem for Vettel.
“First of all, the cars are not very fast,” he emphasises, and says: “Many drivers driving there have told me that driving is not actually very exciting”
Turning to Kubica’s likely imminent, yet unannounced, comeback into the sport, the 4 time champion had this to say:
“I think it’s very tragic what happened to him back then. He was considered a future champion. However, I do not understand why he is now pushing for a comeback. Why did not he do this earlier? For him it would certainly be a nice story. On the other hand, it would be a pity for younger drivers, whom he would take away a drive.”
Incidentally, Vettel also takes a not very popular opinion when it comes to the controversial Halo coming to F1 next year revealing:
“I think if you can save a life with it then it’s necessary. I’m not a statistician, but if you can spare a driver an injury, then he’s justified. Of course, the whole thing is not very aesthetic, but we will get used to it”