Anderson on Vettel: "If he can’t get into a top car then he needs to just walk away"
By Adam Wills 14 May 2020 | 16:25
The departure of Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari has led to a few changes in Formula 1. Vettel can now start thinking about his next step in professional racing. However, in an article from The Race, Formula 1 analyst Gary Anderson believes Sebastian should not even consider racing anywhere in the midfield.
After his departure, Vettel indicated that he needs to think carefully about his next step. Gary Anderson believes that Vettel is not the man for teams like Renault or McLaren because these teams will not offer him a winning car in the coming years.
In addition, after the dramatic 2016 season, we can conclude that Vettel is not the type of driver that can fight in the midfield. That season, he made more mistakes than usual, and his judgment was doubted.
"Vettel also has another big problem. I simply do not think he’s a very good midfield driver. We’ve seen him have too many occasions where he’s made mistakes and errors of judgement when he’s in the pack", says Anderson in his analysis.
Anderson recommends a pension
Anderson also sees the German as a winner and true competitor. Different from, for example, Kimi Räikkönen, who simply enjoys racing in Formula 1 regardless of where he finishes. At Alfa Romeo, the Finn has had the opportunity to spend more time with his family, something he doesn't see Vettel doing because of his competitiveness.
"So if I was advising Vettel, I’d tell him that if he can’t get into a top car then he needs to just walk away, enjoy time with the family, count his money and find something else to do in life. He’s had a good run and done more than most drivers could ever dream of", concludes Anderson. (Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)