Sebastian Vettel tried to ‘unite’ Ferrari in its ‘good’ and ‘bad times,’ says team’s sporting director

Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mekies claims that Sebastian Vettel has united the team through good times and bad in a way no other driver has been able to. Mekies spoke about the German during his stint at Ferrari and pointed to one key trait that sets him apart from everyone else. Speaking to the media about the former Ferrari driver’s greatest quality, Mekies said:

“I like to separate the driver from the man. The driver has always had incredible attention to detail and from the start you could understand he had something special. And he’s grown throughout his career and developed the talent at Ferrari to unite the team through good times and bad.”

15 years ago today, 19-year-old Sebastian Vettel made his Formula 1 debut when he replaced Robert Kubica at BMW Sauber at the US Grand Prix. We all know what happened next 🤍

He further said:

“He was second to none. Furthermore, with his talent and dedication, his attention to detail, he has achieved what he has achieved. But I think of him, we will also remember the incredible respect for all his colleagues, you can clearly see that in his eyes when you talk to him. And it was something that pushed us to improve and it was a privilege to have shared the path with him.”

Sebastian Vettel was stuck in politics at BMW

Franz Tost revealed that Sebastian Vettel was stuck in politics at BMW because while the German contingent believed in him, Sauber did not. Tost went on to reveal that Vettel was an instant hit at Torro Rosso as he got going after some early bumps. tost said:

In the 15 years since his first #F1 Sebastian Vettel has achieved a lot in his glittering F1 career. 👏@AstonMartinF1 Team boss Mike Krack looks back on the debut of the four-time world champion. Tap below to read more. ⬇️

“YYou have to know that Sebastian, who was previously a test pilot at BMW, slipped into the political games there. BMW like Mario Theissen wanted to keep him, others, Sauber people, didt. That rubbed off on our discussions.

He continued:

“DDespite some losses of front spoilers, which must be allowed for a young driver, he was fast and raced stronger – culminating in victory at Monza in 2008 after taking pole the day before. Then you finally saw the great potential in Sebastian. One of his great strengths: As soon as he discovered a certain technology in the car, he worked meticulously to use it to his advantage.

Sebastian Vettel will be retiring from the sport at the end of the 2022 F1 season after a 15-year career and will be sorely missed.

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