Marko recognises Vettel's problem: "We once had a similar problem"

14-08-2020 16:25
by Matt Gretton
F1 News
Marko recognises Vettel's problem: We once had a similar problem

Sebastian Vettel has had a new chassis installed in his Ferrari SF1000 for the Spanish Grand Prix. However, according to Red Bull Racing advisor Helmut Marko, the chassis is not the reason for Vettel's lesser results. Marko thinks it has a psychological cause.

Psychological problem

Marko says on the RTL web show Sportbude that he thinks Vettel's lesser results are a mental issue. He thinks back to Vettel's Red Bull days: “We once had a similar problem between Barcelona and Monaco. Sebastian struggled with the car, we couldn't find anything. ”

“We eventually found a small hairline crack in the chassis,” continues the 77-year-old Austrian. “When we changed it, Seb's confidence was back and things were improving. I see this more as a psychological problem than a technical problem. ”

Bad start to the season

Vettel has a weak start to his season. After five races, the German has only accumulated ten points. That is about a quarter of the points total of his teammate Charles Leclerc.

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