Although he doesn’t seem to be in top form, Sebastian Vettel issued his warning to the rest of Formula 1 – “I’m confident that I can beat any driver.”
Probably fair to say that Vettel was expected to perform better when he signed with Ferrari in 2015. The German driver had four Formula One titles to his name and a promising future.
After winning four Formula One World Championship titles with the Red Bull team, the German driver decided to join Ferrari. A gamble that did not pay off, as Sebastian Vettel has still not been crowned with the Italian team.
And now things have changed further, his team-mate Charles Leclerc finishing ahead of him in the overall standings this season and while Sebastian Vettel may not have a contract extended by Ferrari, and therefore leave the team after the 2020 season, the German has warned that he should not be thought of as dead and buried.
In an interview with Motorsport Magazine, Sebastian Vettel warned his rivals:
“I am confident that I can beat any driver. I’m not afraid of competition. The opposite would make no sense.
“If you want to win but you’re afraid of your rivals, it doesn’t go together. It’s important for me to know how the year went and how I feel about it. ”
“I want to achieve something with Ferrari”
The German has expressed his desire to win a world championship title with the Scuderia Ferrari, and let’s be honest about it, it’s likely his last ever chance to do so next year.
“Whether I’m good or not, some people like it and some people don’t. I’m a good driver and I know I’m a good driver,” he said.
“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to sound selfish, but I’m doing this for me. I love and appreciate it and I’m very ambitious.
“I want to achieve something with Ferrari. That’s my motivation, my goal. I want to prove that I can do it. I haven’t done it yet, but I want to do it,” concludes Vettel.