Toto Wolff refuses to believe Sebastian Vettel will not bounce back from his struggles, following his umpteenth fatal mistake in Monza.
Over one year since his last F1 race win has passed, and Vettel has only shown sporadic and feeble signals of recovery amid the difficulties he has been facing for the past 13 months. However, the German is receiving nothing but words of respect and support from the opposition at Mercedes, while many depict him on the verge of leaving Ferrari.
Regardless of the remainder of 2019 being his swan song or not, Sebastian Vettel still has time to prove his doubters wrong over his see-sawing performances and the striking upturn Leclerc’s season had since Spa.
"I'm just saying, don't write him off. -said Wolff- He's a four-time world champion, and the difference between the great ones and the good ones is that the great ones are able to get up again. And I have no doubt that he can do that.”
"He's had a spell of bad races, and now it will be about the ability to get himself back into where he deserves to be, and for sure it (last Sunday in Monza) was a bad day for him."
More pressure adds on Vettel’s shoulders following yet another negative performance at Monza, perhaps the most important race of the year, being Ferrari’s home race, especially bearing in mind what his teammate accomplished. In fact, this stands for an aggravating circumstance in his recovery process: not only does he need to regroup and fix his mindset, but he also needs to match his younger yet (at the moment) mentally stronger teammate. Although it is not an easy task, Wolff believes Vettel will succeed at literally getting back on track and regaining the state of grace he stood out for back in his glory days.
Asked to comment on Ferrari’s success, Toto Wolff said: "It's good for the team. On my side I'm not happy, certainly not with how it went today, with that spin."
"After that obviously our race was pretty much lost from there, but at least the team was still going. Last year it was close with Kimi, this time it was certainly good that Charles sealed the victory at the end for the team."
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