"I remember in his first year with Red Bull, I asked him what were his ambitions for the future and he immediately replied: ‘Drive for Ferrari!’”
Despite failing to stop Mercedes winning the World Championship in each of his four seasons at Ferrari, Andretti believes the German is the “right man” to end Mercedes’ and Lewis Hamilton’s dominance.
"He is absolutely the right man for Ferrari," Andretti told Sky Italia.
"He is the right driver for the job.”
However Andretti did feel it is hard to compare the two drivers because they are in different cars: “I think it's hard to say who between Hamilton and Vettel is better because they drive different cars, but they're both good guys."