“Take a child, ask him to draw a car and he will make it red”, Enzo Ferrari was used to say, to explain the strong impact of the Prancing Horse team on common sense. Sebastian Vettel has not ever kept secret his love for the Italian Formula 1 team. He left Red Bull in 2014 to race with Ferrari in order to reach out his dream: winning a World Championship wearing the red suit.
Through the years, he kept showing his respect toward the Italian culture in general, learning the language at first and calling his cars with Italian female names later.
The car, though, seemed not to return his love. Ever since his professional life went on a rollercoaster, turning from magnificent performances to disappointing ones and he never got that World title he aimed to. Last year, moreover, he had to face a flamboyant teammate, Charles Leclerc. The young Monegasque refused to stay behind him and put in doubt Vettel’s permanence with Ferrari.
In a long videoconference dated on this morning, the German showed off again his loyality towards Ferrari.</p
“Being with Ferrari is such an honour- he remarked – I am ready to cut off my salary to stay with them.”
Vettel did not talked about numbers, as he prefers to discuss the details of his renewal in private with Mattia Binotto.
“I have regular conversations with Mattia and we would like to keep them private. I have never discussed my things in public but I share with you that I want to stay in Ferrari. I already made it clear in Australia and on the presentation of the car. I know what I did in the past and what I want to do in the future. Let’s see what is going to happen on this season. Wherever it will be, I am ready to race. This is what I long for the most through these times.”