After the COVID-19 pandemic, four-time Formula 1 world champion, Sebastian Vettel is expecting to start the Formula One season with a new Ferrari contract.
By the end of 2020, the four-time world champion’s contract is expected to come to an end but Ferrari said that he remains their first choice to partner with young Charles Leclerc, with reports from Italy stating that they need an answer before the end of this April.
“I think one of the key things right now for everyone, whether you are in sports or not, is to remain patient,” Vettel told reporters on a conference call.
“It obviously depends when we will have the first race and there is a high chance that we will have to make a decision before… because at the moment it looks like there will be no race before June or even July.”
Vettel withdrew when asked about whether the deal will be for a year or more.
“I think whatever the deal will be like will be whatever I and the team will be comfortable with. So in terms of duration, I don’t know.” he said.
With relation to the COVID-19 and lockdown, five of the seven British-based Formula One teams have taken laid off staff and drivers temporarily with a cut in their salaries.
“Obviously we don’t know yet how the season will look like and when it will start and how many races we will have,” Sebastian Vettel said.
“But I have always kept whatever decision I made on this front with the team and myself and it will be the same this time. I’m not into using this point… as a sort of image polisher or anything like that.”
Even if the season is reduced to 10 races it will still be a valid Championship, Vettel said.
“A season is a season whether its 10, 15, 20 or 25 races,” he said. “You still have to be the one who is most consistent.”
“Obviously with fewer races every race is more important but in the end of the Championship would still be the championship.”
“Ten races would still be a lot of things to get right”.
Article Accredited To: Mamorobela Lethabo