Speaking to RTL, Ecclestone said that the pairing of Vettel and Hamilton was something that would really benefit F1 and its fans and that he could see no problems arising within the team.
“I’d like to see him at Mercedes,” Ecclestone said. “I’d like to see him against Lewis Hamilton, I think that would be good for Formula 1, good for the sport, good for the people watching.
“I think both of them get along with each other without any problems. It’s not a case of what their egos are, both have super talent. So it would make a super, super team.
“I don’t see any problem with Lewis being concerned at all and I know Sebastian would love to have the opportunity to race against him."
Speaking also about why Vettel never managed to win a title during his five seasons with the team, Ecclestone said that he thought it was down to no real leadership in the teams.
Vettel had hoped to find championship success with Ferrari to emulate his hero Michael Schumacher, but as of this season never managed to take a title with the team.
“Michael’s situation with Ferrari was a little bit different because I once said to him, ‘who’s running the team?’ He said ‘I am.’ That’s probably the truth why they’re so successful." Ecclestone added.
“The trouble with Italians, they haven’t really got a lot of leaders…they haven’t got a leader in my opinion. The person in charge of the team is basically a super engineer, he’s been with Ferrari for more than 20 years.”
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