Sebastian Vettel, four time world champion is one of the most respected drivers on the grid. The German achieved unprecedented success during his spell at Red Bull, where he won four consecutive drivers championship. The German next moved onto to Ferrari, where their main aim was to win world titles.
However, that did not work according to plan as Vettel failed to reach his goals during six year spell at Ferrari. Nevertheless, he would still advice German rookie, and Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick to join the Italian giants when the opportunity arises.
Mick Schumacher, who won the F2 championship in 2020, made his F1 debut with Haas this year. Although, he failed to score any points, yet he clearly out performed his teammate, Nikita Mazepin.
Ferrari as a brand will always be special: Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher have a very special bond with each other, which showed during the course of the 2021 season. Vettel believes that he would advice Mick to join Ferrari in the future if an opportunity arises, simply because Ferrari as a brand is just very powerful.
“Yes, absolutely. Even though I didn’t have any great success there. But I still had some good years. And the brand will always be something special. In any case, I wouldn’t advise him against it because of the few things that didn’t work out so well for me,” said Vettel.
Mick Schumacher was recently appointed as the reserve driver for Ferrari for the 2022 season, and one can predict that a Ferrari seat is quite possible in the future. Vettel suggested that at Ferrari, the positives clearly outweigh the negatives. The German did not shy away from the struggles he faced at the Italian side, and he would advice Mick against making those errors.
“People tend to always see the glass half empty in memories. I prefer to see it half full and the positive outweighs the negative. Too much grumbling is misplaced, because all in all, we Formula 1 drivers are all doing very well,” said Vettel.