President Sergio Marchionne admits there is an element of risk in Sebastian Vettel’s move for both parties, but is confident the German will help Ferrari to recapture the glory days.
Vettel has left the highly successful Red Bull – a team with which he won four consecutive Drivers’ Championships between 2010-2013 – for Ferrari, who haven’t won a title since 2008.
It’s not only Ferrari’s lack of title success that’s a major concern, it’s their inability to challenge for race wins with Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen failing to taste success this year.
The Scuderia, though, have made several high-level changes and Machionne admits it’s a gamble for both parties, but feels things will work out well.
“I don’t think he’s na