Ringleheim wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Vettel! Again this guy throws it all away in a moment of panic and poor judgment.
As I just asked in the Alonso "Retirement" thread....is it too late to can Vettel's ass and sign up Freddy for next year?
I genuinely believe Alonso would outscore Vettel next year in identical Ferraris. Further, Alonso brings so much more to his game than just being a fast driver. He would give Hamilton a much tougher title fight.
Arrivabene needs to get on the phone with his old colleagues at P.M. and convince them to pony up the cash to buy out Vettel's contract...then sign Freddy immediately, before he commits to something stupid, like a season driving Indycars.
An Alonso/LeClerc 1-2 at Ferrari is a much more potent combination than Vettel/Kimi.
Get it done Maranello!
I have to say to me it's a no brainer for Ferrari to appoint Fernando. I felt as such after last year and now there has been two years in a row where Vettel's quite significant mistakes have partially cost Ferrari a chance of a championship. Whilst Hamilton is in the form he's in, unless someone else has a much superior car, Fernando is probably the only one who can fight with him season-long. Maybe Verstappen could too, however, I still don't know how Max would fair in a championship battle as he would have to change his approach significantly, he has far too many incidents, regardless of whether he thinks it's his fault or not.
I did wonder whether Seb may have decided he would retire at the end of the season regardless of whether he wins a championship or not, given Leclerc is coming too. Maybe this is why Fernando hasn't announced anything yet - he must have considered the fact Ferrari may come for him. It would just be the most awesome thing ever to have Hamilton going up against Alonso again.