Ferrari expecting ‘less emotional’ Vettel

Date published: December 21 2017

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne is hoping to see a calmer and "less emotional" Sebastian Vettel as he readies himself for a potential title challenge in 2018.

Vettel's temperament led to some high-profile incidents last season, none more so than the collision with Lewis Hamilton in Baku.

The Ferrari driver has admitted he was partly to blame for the Scuderia's downfall in 2017 and Marchionne thinks Vettel will keep calm under pressure next season.

"Sebastian Vettel is a guy who studies a lot, studies himself and is committed," Marchionne said. "Therefore, I think that we will see less of his emotional side. I think he has learned enough.

"Plus, there were plenty of opportunities for him to get annoyed, as he's had a couple of rather difficult seasons, this year and the previous one."

"I think we gave them a great car in 2017 and so, from now on, it's down to him."

Marchionne has also put the pressure on Kimi Raikkonen next season, saying he needs to find his best form in 2018 or else his contract will not be renewed.