user icon
user icon

James Allison not affecting 2017 plans - Sebastian Vettel

  • Published on 27 Oct 2016 17:31
  • comments 0
  • By: Dominik Wilde

Sebastian Vettel has said that James Allison's departure from Ferrari has had little effect on the team's development of their 2017 car.

The technical director left the team earlier this season following the sudden death of his wife and although his absence can clearly be felt throughout the team, four-time champion Vettel insists it hasn't held back the team's progress with their car for next year.

"Next year's car project started very early for anyone because it is so different," Vettel told Autosport. "It took a while at the beginning of the year to know exactly what is going to happen for next year.

"It's not just one person, so obviously it wasn't easy for the whole team to digest that James is not there anymore. You can imagine he had one of the key roles and an influence, but it didn't impact much on what was going on behind the scenes in terms of looking forward.

"Back at the factory we had a plan, which we are following for a long time, for what is going on for next year."

Replies (0)

Login to reply

AT Styrian Grand Prix

Local time 

View more photos

AT Styrian Grand Prix

Local time 

View more photos

Related news

Give your opinion!

Who was your Austrian GP driver of the day?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team Ferrari
  • Points 1,368
  • Podiums 54
  • Grand Prix 103
  • Country Germany
  • Date of b. Jul 3 1987 (33)
  • Place of b. Heppenheim, Germany
  • Weight 62 kg
  • Length 1.75 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
See full schedule
show sidebar