Ferrari identify two potential replacements for Sebastian Vettel as contract decision made

Ferrari identify two potential replacements for Sebastian Vettel as contract decision made

A move for Lewis Hamilton is unlikely due to the six-time world champion seeking to remain with Mercedes. Antonio Giovinazzi, who drives for Alfa Romeo, is a potential wildcard option.

Vettel will likely have to join a team further down the field if he plans to remain in F1. Mercedes are not interested while Red Bull are unlikely to bring him back to partner Max Verstappen.

Vettel arrived at Ferrari in 2015 looking to become the team’s first title-winning driver since Kimi Raikkonen in 2007.

It looked to be a match made in heaven because of his credentials, winning successive world championships between 2010 and 2013, but race wins were few and far between in his first two campaigns.

He ran Hamilton and Mercedes close in 2017 and 2018, finishing second in the standings, but was beaten by new team-mate Charles Leclerc in every metric in the 2019 season.

The 2020 campaign has yet to get underway due to the coronavirus pandemic – and Vettel previously predicted his future would be sorted before racing began.

Published at Tue, 12 May 2020 05:42:00 +0000