Head of “Ferrari” Mattia Binotto commented on the decision of Sebastian Vettel to leave the team. Four-time world champion, plans to part with the “Scuderia” at the end of 2020.
“This is our joint with Sebastian decision. Both sides consider it the best in this situation. It was not easy, given the value of Sebastian as a pilot and as a person. I can’t think of any particular reason besides General and friendly persuasion that it was time for us to leave to achieve their goals.
Sebastian with his 14 victories has become part of the history of the “Scuderia”. He is the third successful racer of the team, while the points scored the most. In the five years of our joint work three times he finished in the top three of the drivers ‘ championship, making a significant contribution to the continuous presence of a team in the top 3 of the constructors championship.
On behalf of all the staff of “Ferrari” I want to thank SEB for his high professionalism and human qualities that he displayed during these five years, during which we shared so many wonderful moments.
We failed together to win the world title, which would be his fifth, but we believe we still have much to learn from this unusual season of the year 2020″ — quoted Binotto on the website of Formula 1.