Amid calls by his archrival Lewis Hamilton for restraint, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel continues to cop flak from Italian media who have launched a war of words offensive, severely criticising the Scuderia and their star driver for the dismal display at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Weighing in on the well-documented dismal weekend at Suzuka in which Ferrari and Vettel all but capitulated after glaring errors in qualifying and in the race, straight-talking Jacques Villeneuve told Sky Italia, “Vettel could write a book about his season titled: how to lose a world championship.”
“The key difference between him and Hamilton this year is that Lewis first thinks about the situation before making an aggressive attack. Already at the last race we could see that [Vettel] has accepted he cannot win, you can see that he is already more relaxed.”
Villeneuve believes that Reds did their driver little favours, while failing to bounce back from defeats when it mattered, “It’s not easy to understand Ferrari, and not just because they lost some races.”
“After some errors, they never learned from their mistakes and returned to the right path and from the outside, it is impossible to understand why this happens,” added the 1997 Formula 1 World Champion.