Mercedes back Vettel to get back 'where he deserves to be'
Toto Wolff says Sebastian Vettel remains a great driver and has backed the out-of-form Ferrari man to recover from his ongoing slump and put pressure on Mercedes once again.
Vettel was neck and neck with Lewis Hamilton in last year's title battle until a string of results, sparked by his slide into the gravel at the German GP, saw him tumble out of contention.
Those struggles have bled over into 2019, with more on-track errors hampering his hopes in a season that has been coloured by Ferrari frustration after their pre-season title-favourite car failed to deliver on its promise.
The emergence of Charles Leclerc has further impacted Vettel, who spun out of the points before the Monegasque went on to win the Italian GP last weekend, Ferrari's first Monza triumph in nine years.
But Mercedes team boss Wolff says Vettel's standing as a four-time world champion makes him sure that the 32-year-old will once again be a major figure in the championship.
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