Can Seb suc­ceed where Fer­nando failed?

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Wit­ness­ing the se­ries of sack­ings that has taken place at Fer­rari lately has left me ques­tion­ing their thought pro­cesses.

I am 18 years old, and grow­ing up watch­ing For­mula 1 in the early 2000s I saw Fer­rari as the kings of ef­fi­ciency and car de­sign. As a dogged Juan Pablo Mon­toya fan at the time, it would have been a rare plea­sure to wit­ness any­thing less than per­fec­tion from the leg­endary scar­let team.

Some ten years on from the end of that fa­mous pe­riod, look at Fer­rari now. They’re a mess. They seem to think that throw­ing a new team to­gether ev­ery 12 months will even­tu­ally amount to suc­cess. And then they try to pin the blame on in­di­vid­u­als when it doesn’t work.

Se­bas­tian Vet­tel, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Michael Schu­macher, has a task on his hands to pull this team to­gether and in­ject pos­i­tive en­ergy and common sense. But if he can achieve what Alonso couldn’t, and spear­heads Fer­rari’s re­turn to the front of F1, leg­endary Scud­e­ria sta­tus awaits. Jamie Car­ring­ton

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Se­bas­tian Vet­tel will have a tough job in help­ing re­store Fer­rari to their for­mer glory

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