0:00 - Vettel Should Take a Year Off
1:20 - Sainz is a Lot Better Than People Think
2:18 - Fast Feed
Vettel Should Take a Year Off
Many in F1 have suggested that Vettel will only stay in F1 if he gets a car capable of fighting for race wins.
With Red Bull confirming that Vettel is not an option for them, it only leaves Mercedes as a possible alternative once his days with Ferrari come to an end.
However, many in F1 see that as almost an impossibility as long as Lewis Hamilton stays in Mercedes.
Former F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone gave his opinion on whether Lewis would leave Mercedes
“I don't see him going anywhere else. If Lewis leaves Mercedes, he'll really quit Formula 1. A switch to Ferrari, for example, wouldn't make any sense at all, because with Mercedes you already know that everything is well organised"
He then revealed that he has been speaking with Vettel and suggested that he should take a sabbatical from F1 for a year and return in 2022
''I've talked a lot with Sebastian and I think he should take a year off. He’s better to come back in 2022 with the new rules. Then he can take a step back and see what the new rules will bring about in F1. However, I think he would like to drive next to Lewis at Mercedes”
Sainz is a Lot Better Than People Think
Current McLaren driver Carlos Sainz was Red Bull driver Max Verstappen’s teammate during their Toro Rosso days
While Verstappen has since gone on to become a multiple race winner in F1, Sainz has mostly been relegated to the mid-field
With Sainz becoming a Ferrari driver from 2021, Sainz and Verstappen are expected by many in F1 to lock horns on the track
Former F1 driver Pedro de la Rosa thinks that Sainz will give Verstappen a run for his money
“They are very excited about next season with Sainz at Ferrari. Carlos was very close to Max and they consider him to be one of the best or perhaps the best F1 drivers at the moment. Sainz is a lot better than some people think”
He also gave his thoughts on a possible return for retired F1 driver Fernando Alonso
“I really hope that he returns. The best drivers have to be in F1 and that's Alonso. He really is an animal. He really hasn't gone with a sabbatical and won't need much time to get back in. He only thinks about racing and will do everything he can to be competitive anywhere”
Former F1 driver turned commentator Martin Brundle thinks that "The collision of the Ferrari drivers in Brazil was the nail in the coffin for Vettel. Not because Vettel was blamed, but because Ferrari then saw that two leaders did not work"
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen still considers Spa to be his “favourite circuit, but that doesn't detract from Zandvoort” which “with the new changes” “really is a super circuit.”
He has also revealed that he “will stay with Red Bull and” does “not really have the intention to ever leave”
His team boss Christian Horner feels that they “now have regulations” they “are comfortable with but there is still fine tuning required"
On a related note the Austrian government has reportedly given the final go ahead for a double race at Austria starting from the 5th of July
The Forbes list of the world's highest paid sportsmen includes three F1 drivers in the form of Hamilton, Vettel, Ricciardo
Ricciardo has “not really been bothered to find out why” Ferrari Sainz over him for 2021
Michael Masi has announced that "In Austria” “it will be more of a continuation of where” they “were with the 'let them race' principles towards the end of last year” regarding punishing drivers
Motorsport Australia President Andrew Papadopoulos thinks that their “up-and-coming open wheel drivers will now have an even better opportunity to be part of the Formula 1” as Ferrari are planning to start an academy in Australia
He also believes that “this program will help” them “find the next Daniel Ricciardo or Mark Webber, and hopefully the next Australian Formula 1 World Champion"
Riccardo Musconi has revealed that "Sometimes you really have to push the communication with” Bottas
ROKiT, the former title sponsor for Williams has released a statement announcing that "As a group” it remains “fully committed to its other existing collaborations in motorsport and to exploring additional strategic collaborations in the near future"
Claire Williams has revealed that they “are fully funded to continue racing for the rest of the year"
F1’s official website states that ROKiT “owe Williams a significant amount - around £10m - for the period up until the end of 2019”
Rob Smedley believes that the “real Vettel” was seen “towards the end of 2019” which according to him was Vettel’s “best year in Formula 1”
Guenther Steiner is of the opinion that “perhaps the budget cap could have gone further” as “the level is still well above what” they “are spending now”
de la Rosa feels that “This budget cap is still far too high” and that “Anything over 100 million is ridiculous”
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