driver Gerhard Berger
says he is surprised world champion Sebastian Vettel
is joining Ferrari. The great Austrian told Germany's Sport Bild he thinks the long-time Red Bull driver's chances of repeating his recent successes at the beleaguered Italian team in the coming years is "50-50".
"The challenge Sebastian is taking on is one of the biggest you can have in formula one," said Berger. "Even Fernando Alonso
, one of the best in the business, has not become world champion there," added the 55-year-old, who had two stints at Ferrari in the 80s and 90s but is also close to Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz
Berger continued: "In my opinion, the situation at Ferrari at the moment is a little too turbulent. I simply would not have believed that Vettel would go there at this time." (GMM)