Vettel's chance of putting Ferrari back on top 'slipping away', says Brawn
Sebastian Vettel’s opportunity to take Ferrari back to the pinnacle of Formula 1 with a championship win is “slipping away”, according to sport managing director Ross Brawn.
The German is a four-time world champion in F1, but all of these titles came with Red Bull, with none coming after his move to Ferrari in 2015. With the Scuderia, he has been embroiled in championship feuds with Lewis Hamilton each year, but has lost out every time, with Nico Rosberg of Mercedes also besting him in 2016.
In 2019, he is well off the pace in the title race in fourth place - 100 points adrift of Hamilton.
Brawn noticed the difference in persona between Vettel and team-mate Charles Leclerc after the British GP in which the former finished as low down as 16th after a crash with Max Verstappen, and wonders whether his time is running out for a Ferrari title win.
“Unlike [Charles] Leclerc, he never felt comfortable in the car, as can be seen from the gaps in qualifying and then, in the race, he didn’t make the most of the Safety Car opportunity, after it had seen him move up to third,” Brawn said of Vettel.
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