German Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel should leave Ferrari, says Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko

German’s F1 future is in the spotlight once again but Lewis Hamilton backs his rival to recover.

If Sebastian Vettel is going to get his Formula 1 career back on track, he should think of leaving Ferrari. That’s the opinion of Dr. Helmut Marko, the driver manager at Red Bull Racing, the former team of Vettel.

Although Sebastian Vettel won four world titles with Red Bull Racing, he has not secured any championship since moving to Ferrari in 2015.

In 2019 season, 32-year-old Vettel is fourth in the standings of the drivers and last weekend he finished 16th after ramming into the back of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at Silverstone. 

After the British Grand Prix, Verstappen said that at Red Bull, Vettel hardly made any mistakes, so he wondered why this stuff keeps happening to him over and over again at Ferrari.

Different environment

According to GrandPX, Vettel hasn’t got the support of the Italian media, with Charles Leclerc challenging to be the No.1 driver of Ferrari.

In spite of having a contract with Ferrari for 2020, there is speculation that Vettel could retire from F1 or even return to Red Bull.

Marko told Auto Bild about Vettel’s future: “You usually make mistakes as you are no longer yourself.” And “Vettel should be in a different environment or in other words: with a different team.”

Hamilton: Vettel will recover

Vettel has been the biggest challenger to five-team world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes in recent seasons but Hamilton has backed his rival to challenge once again. He absolutely believes that Vettel will rebound like the greats playing tennis and will redeem himself if he feels he needs to. Baldisserri said on the Italian podcast Pit-Talk that he thinks Vettel is an overrated driver that has made so many mistakes and must rediscover himself.