Looking at the last year results, the image of Sebastian Vettel would not reflect his true valour. Indeed the German has a great talent and a even greater dedication that muted into a some kind of anxiousness that mixed up with a grey situation and a blurry series of performance that did not outshine his natural talent.
Recently, the former Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley have talked about his experience with the Prancing Horse’s team while analysing the situation that Carlos Sainz is about to face when coming to Maranello but now he analyses Vettel’s point of view as well.
“We’ve got a really good driver there, a really wonderful driver- states Smedley, talking about F1’s big loss if Vettel steps away from the Circus -And do you know what I think his best year in Formula 1 is? And I’m going to get hammered for this. His best year in Formula 1 was last year. It was 2019. I think he faced the biggest challenge of his career that year, and everybody kind of wrote him off because it was the easy thing to do. That Charles is just going to get better and better and it’s the end of Sebastian, if you like.”
Vettel, at the end of the day, just knocked off an incredibly harsh situation with everyone’s eyes on him and a big pressure weighting on his shoulders. This does not make him a loser, though. Even if this 2019 was his hardest season ever, he constantly proved his passion and talent and, yes, Smedley said it right: what a loss it would be losing Vettel on the grid of Formula 1.