The British Bernie Ecclestone, former executive director of the F1, considered that the German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) is being underestimated, as stated in an interview with magazines Sports picture y Auto Bild Motor.
“Formula 1 needs a Sebastian to win. He has the competitive gene that runners had before ”, Ecclestone stated. "People underestimate Sebastian", he added about a pilot whose "talent" It blew him away in 2006.
Ecclestone also called doubts surrounding the Germanic unjustified after the failed start to his fifth season with Ferrari. "He will fight and get ahead", predicted the 88-year-old mogul.
After GP's of Australia, Bahrain and China, Vettel is fourth in the tournament 31 points behind the leader, the reigning English champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). "There is no reason why, in addition to Lewis, Sebastian also reaches the seven titles of Michael Schumacher", he opined.
Vettel won four consecutive crowns between 2010 and 2013 with Red Bull. He switched to Ferrari in 2015 to continue his winning streak, but has failed to clinch a title since.