Vet­tel, Fer­rari face tough fu­ture

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT -

SE­BAS­TIAN Vet­tel’s move to Fer­rari seems a fit­ting one, bring­ing to­gether mo­tor sport’s most pres­ti­gious team and the most suc­cess­ful driver in the cur­rent era. The pleas­ant sym­me­try stops there. The harsh re­al­ity is that both Fer­rari and Vet­tel have lost their way and need each other to find a route back to the top. This sea­son, Fer­rari failed to win a race for the first time since 1993, while Vet­tel went with­out a win for the first time since 2007, his de­but F1 sea­son in which he raced only eight times. Some con­trast to last year, when Vet­tel won 13 races. Fer­rari also re­placed Marco Mat­ti­acci with Mau­r­izio Ar­riv­abene as team prin­ci­pal yes­ter­day in the lat­est shake-up to the strug­gling For­mula One team. Mat­ti­acci lasted only seven months on the job after be­ing hired in April to re­place Ste­fano Domeni­cali, who had re­signed.

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