Vettel not sweating Ferrari driver exits

2019-01-07 19:00
Sebastian Vettel (AP)

Cape Town - Sebastian Vettel is adamant he is not worried about the exit of Antonio Giovinazzi and Daniil Kvyat as Ferrari simulator drivers.

Giovinazzi has moved on to Sauber to partner another Ferrari departee in Kimi Raikkonen, while Kvyat has been drafted back in by Toro Rosso for the 2019 season.

It is believed Robert Kubica turned down the role before becoming part of Williams' 2019 line-up, but Vettel is still upbeat about a strong team of drivers being formed.

"Personally, I'm not a fan of the simulator because it's just not fun," said Vettel.

"But you get the point, it is very important, it is an important tool. Based on our findings, we change the car, it is better and we were happier."We’re extremely thankful for the guys, taking in the time because it’s not the nicest job on Friday night, especially when you’re young, but it’s important, it all adds up.

"Everybody plays his part and in the end we have the honour to have the steering wheel in our hands and drive the machine that we all try to create and reach out with performance.

"For 2019, it's true, we take a step but I think we will find people that fit in very well and very quickly so I'm confident we will have a strong team on that front as well."

Vettel is set to have a new boss calling the shots at Ferrari in 2019, with Mattia Binotto poised to replaced Maurizio Arrivabene as Scuderia team principal.

Read more on:    ferrari  |  sebastian vettel  |  f1


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.