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Binotto: Fat leaves huge footsteps

They don’t have much to say anymore. One more race, then the marriage between former World Champion Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari is finally divorced and history.

Two World Championships in the years 2017 and 2018 stand for Vettel at the Italian Traditional Race in Formula One. In addition, during his six years at the Red Grand Prix, the Heppenheimer won more than one Fernando Alonso, a Kimi Riding Kings or a Rubens Barrichello.

Nevertheless, when considering the relationship of the four-time F1 Champion to Ferrari, the last two years remain especially in mind, which went beyond optimal and smooth. Neither for the Maranello racing stables nor for Sebastian Vettel himself.

In the spring of this year, the 33-year-old was informed long before the expiry of his current working paper that the Scuderia would continue to work from 2021 without him. A blow to Vettel’s office, which has since maintained a highly hypothetical and objective working relationship with his employer. From the former love has become a forced marriage that ends next weekend with the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

Binotto: Only Schumacher and Lauda were better”

Ferraris t e am leader Mattia Binotto is nevertheless striving for harmonious and conciliatory tones at the end of the collaboration with the German Formula One idol. Speaking on the balance sheet after six years together with Vettel, the 51-year-old compared to the “Sport Image” highlighted above all the sporting achievements: “Sebastian leaves Ferrari as a driver with the third most victories in our history. Only Michael Schumacher and Niki Lauda were better than him. This alone shows the huge footsteps he has left with us.”

Nevertheless Binotto, who has been in charge of Ferrari since January 2019 as team leader, decided against further cooperation. In the future, it will be directed by Carlos Sainz at the side of Charles Leclerc at the Reds. The 53-time Grand Prix winner Vettel will, as you know, try to get on with his golden red bull years at the beginning of the 2010s from next season on the newly licensed team Aston Martin.