“Yes, I want better results, but Kimi is the driver that Ferrari needs for next year.”
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World champion Sebastian Vettel is not sure Red Bull can catch up with Mercedes by 2015.
Red Bull boss Dr Helmut Marko said at Silverstone last weekend that, “In 2015, we want to be on par with Mercedes.” After taking part in the post-British grand prix test on Wednesday, German Vettel said: “The gap to Mercedes is very big.
Ferrari has floored the throttle in its push to emerge from its 2014 slump.
Eric Boullier, also pushing to end fellow grandee McLaren’s struggle, predicted a long recovery for the fabled Maranello outfit. “It will take them a lot of time to get back on top. Why? I’ll keep that to myself,” the Frenchman is quoted by Italiaracing.
Switching to Ferrari could be a way for Sebastian Vettel to kick-start his F1 career, according to Bernie Ecclestone.
After winning four consecutive world championships, the German has stumbled in 2014. And it’s not just Red Bull’s fault, as Vettel has struggled even to keep up with his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who has stunned the entire world of F1 with his form.
Lewis Hamilton has been spotted this week visiting Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters.
Reports of the Mercedes driver and 2008 world champion’s visit were carried by authoritative publications including Corriere dello Sport, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Autosprint, as well as the respected Ferrari blogger Leo Turrini.
Luca di Montezemolo has hinted he will increase Ferrari’s budget in order to catch up with dominant Mercedes.
The fabled Italian marque has struggled early this season, prompting the exit of team boss Stefano Domenicali. But recent rumours suggest Ferrari is now prepared to ‘break the bank’ to woo F1′s highest-paid engineer, Adrian Newey, to Maranello.
“It is rumoured Brawn, Bell and Newey could bring order to Ferrari’s technical department,”
Bob Bell could be the next piece of the puzzle, as Ferrari looks to end its slump and return to the top of formula one. Already reported by multiple authoritative sources is that the fabled Maranello team is prepared to ‘break the bank’ and sign Red Bull’s Adrian Newey, who is already paid a rumoured $12 million per year.
Ross Brawn and Ferrari have played down the former Mercedes boss’ visit to Maranello this week.
Specialist Ferrari journalist Leo Turrini on Tuesday revealed that the 59-year-old Briton, who was Ferrari’s technical director during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher years, was at the team’s headquarters and Fiorano test track.