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Villeneuve explains why he thinks Vettel is lagging behind

Villeneuve explains why he thinks Vettel is lagging behind

05-11-2020 18:41 Last update: 22:46
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For some time there have been rumours about the reasons why Sebastian Vettel is underperforming and whether the German gets the same machinery as his teammate Leclerc. Asked for his opinion by Speedweek, Jacques Villeneuve explains that the 2020 Ferrari is tuned to Leclerc.

“Ferrari knows that Leclerc is the future. So my guess is that what Charles was saying was more likely to have been listened to when developing the vehicle.” 

The young Leclerc “drives very differently than Vettel. With Sebastian you can see that he cannot push the car to its limits. "

Vettel disagrees

Vettel, however, sees things differently: “I don't think it has anything to do with the handling of the vehicle. As a pilot, you have to be able to adapt to driving behavior, whether you are sitting in a go-kart or driving Formula 1. I never had a problem with that until 2020. But this year something is simply missing. "

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