Wass85 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:31 pm
NathanOlder wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:29 pm
Wass85 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:59 am
Should we just ignore his pre Red Bull career as well? It was obvious from the start that Vettel was a big talent.
True, winning the BMW championship the way he did was very impressive. Not so much when he got to F3, but still was looking a very good prospect.
Plus his stint with Torro Rosso, I don't know what happened to him in 2014 but I have a feeling he'd already decided to go to Ferrari after winning the title in 2013.
I guess, it's probably an instinctive decision in 2014. Until 2013, Ferrari had big hopes of getting the new engine regulations right as Luca was the proponent of the new engine regulations as he wanted the formula to move away from Aero. I am sure at that point, Alonso was firmly in place in Ferrari and was most likely hoping for a turn around in 2014. Ferrari didn't get it right and Alonso was frustrated, more than ever and that made the Ferrari management to look elsewhere. Red Bull didn't get it right either and Vettel was frustrated. It was the right time for Ferrari to go after Vettel and lure him to Ferrari. Any A list driver wouldn't have signed with Ferrari at that stage. The only potential reason why Vettel signed, is to emulate his hero, which he admitted once he joined. Having won 4 titles, he seemed to have been content and the next stage of satisfaction was to go to Ferrari and do what Schumacher did. Otherwise, looking at Ferrari's situation in 2014, there was no hope for any A list driver to go there. So, it must have been an instinctive decision in 2014.
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