Binotto wants to see Vettel motivation before deciding future

17-12-2019 09:21
by Joseph Tyrrell
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Binotto wants to see Vettel motivation before deciding future

Sebastian Vettel is tied down to Ferrari for another season but could he move on to pastures new after 2020? Binotto wants to see how he fairs in the opening months of the new season before making any calls.

Vettel is a four-time World Champion, having won four successive titles between 2010 and 2013, all with Red Bull Racing. However, since then the pinnacle of motorsport has been dominated by Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, who has won five of the last six Drivers' Championships.

Last season Vettel finished in fifth place behind his teammate Charles Leclerc and his only race win came in Singapore. Mattia Binotto has revealed they will see how the German performs in the early races before making a call on the future but they want a good idea by the Spanish Grand Prix.

“We have to see the performance, the way he (Vettel) adapts to the car and his motivation for the future,” Binotto told Autoweek.

“It’s not about whether he makes mistakes or not. It’s really about how he sees his future and how we see our team.

“Ferrari has the advantage that we are very popular among the drivers. We are in a privileged situation. By the beginning of May, roughly around the race in Spain, we want to know where the journey will go in 2021.”

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