Vettel welcomes Marchionne’s pressure

Date published: May 18 2016 - Editor

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has that the pressure that has been put on them by their CEO Sergio Marchionne is a good thing.

The German explained that Marchionne’s frequent appearances at F1 race weekends shows that he cares about the well-being of the team and that he wants them to succeed.

The four-time World Champion also added that it is not acceptable that Ferrari are not the top team in the sport, with the likes of Mercedes and Red Bull outshining them so far in 2016.

“I think it is great that our president cares,” he told

“He is really in tune with the team, he wants to help us where he can and of course he is upset and disappointed when things happen that are out of your hands, you are not finishing the race or you are not finishing where we could have finished. So I see more the positives rather than the pressure. I think it is good to have him behind us.

“I speak to him and the team speaks to him, so this makes me quite confident. Bit by bit things are going the right way. We set the target to win this year, we haven’t achieved that yet so you have a fair point if you want to criticise us but the guys are behind us.

“It is not secret, we want to bring Ferrari back to the top sooner rather than later. As I said before, the races we have had could have been better but they were not. We can keep talking about the races we have had, it doesn’t change anything but it is smarter investing our time in the races we have ahead of us.

“There are no big secrets, everyone in the team, including him is wanting to make progress. I think we are working dissimilarly to other teams, we are pushing hard and he is a big part of the team. Sure, he lets us know where he wants the team to be, but equally we have the same motivation here.”