Sebastian Vettel did not manage to finish on a high at Abu Dhabi, wrapping up a season of underperformance and mistakes for the most part.
The German does not believe he needs to change approach for 2020, as it is merely a matter of adjustments and fine-tuning.
“I have always done what I can do, I’ve been around for long enough and I’m honest enough that here and there I should have done a better job”.
The German has been in the eye of the storm following numerous errors he committed throughout the season, that had everyone wondering if he was willing to honour his contract with Ferrari until its end at 2020. A combustible relationship with Charles Leclerc and an unsustainable amount of pressure on his shoulders certainly put Vettel in a difficult position. However, he believes he adjust some aspects in order to improve and find that extra something to be on point for next season.
“I know that there’s more from my side so clearly I look at myself first, I addressed all the points I feel need to be addressed. There’s things I can do better, there’s things I know I can do better”.
“I don’t think there’s rocket signs to be changed. It’s always in the details, small adjustments, nothing big and major. I don’t need to drive differently, I know how to drive”.
The German turned out to be slightly critical of Ferrari’s approach at the beginning of the season, as he outlined that the Maranello-based team “could have focussed more on the performance”.
“We spent the first part of the year trying to really understand where we are lacking performance, trying to be precise and finding answers on what the car is missing, when we could have focussed more on the performance but it’s also part of the process”.