Marko sees no future for Vettel in Formula 1: ''Then he quits''

18-05-2020 10:45
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Marko sees no future for Vettel in Formula 1: ''Then he quits''

Sebastian Vettel will leave the Ferrari team at the end of 2020, but is there a place for the German elsewhere? According to Helmut Marko, Vettel will quit Formula 1 in the absence of a place on a top team.

Marko brought Vettel to Formula 1 in 2007, after the Red Bull junior had replaced BMW for one race, Red Bull took over the youngster for the rest of the season at Toro Rosso. Vettel impressed and even managed to win at Monza in 2008 in the less esteemed Toro Rosso. However, Marko doesn't see Vettel returning to that midfielder.

No more room for Vettel

''For him, it's unfortunate that all the positions in the top teams have been filled. If there's no future that he can ride somewhere at the top in the medium term, then he'll quit. Within two years he should be able to win races, because he doesn't want to ride in the middle,'' says Marko to ORF.

With a move to Mercedes and Red Bull Racing Vettel would still have a chance at a top seat, but Mercedes is having a quiet time with Valtteri Bottas as second driver and Marko himself has already indicated that Red Bull won't choose Vettel. Renault is still an option for Vettel, but whether they will win in the short term is very much a question.

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