Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene is confident that Sebastian Vettel will win titles with Ferrari "sooner or later". The German is likely to miss out on the world championship this year as he sits 67 points behind his title rival Lewis Hamilton with four races to go.
Vettel was in the hunt for the championship this year but has lost out in the second half of the season, making a number of on-track errors while Hamilton has gone on to take victories. But while it is not going his way this season, Arrivabene is confident that in time, it will work out for the former Red Bull driver.
"It takes talent and determination otherwise you do not go anywhere,” Arrivabene told La Repubblica. “Michael Schumacher was like that and Sebastian Vettel is a lot like him as his four world titles won with Red Bull testifying to. When I hear him on the radio it’s like talking to Michael. I am sure that sooner or later he will bring the title back to Maranello.”
Ferrari has not won a championship since 2008 and has faced criticism from the media over the last number of months. However, Arrivabene claims that the negative comments are only pushing the team further as it attempts to return to glory.
“We do not talk about pressure because we do a particular job too and Ferrari is at the centre of everything,” he stated. “In fact, we have to thank the press and the public that is pushing for a return to winning.”
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