Fittipaldi: Italian media love the Ferrari polemics

Ferrari still wants Sebastian Vettel to win races claims double Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittpaldi, even though last time out at Sochi, Ferrari ordered the German aside for Charles Leclerc.

But Fittipaldi, 72, told Auto Bild of the Vettel situation, “Ferrari wants both of them to win. Of course they support him. They like him a lot.”

He said the situation is being exacerbated by the Italian media, “I have to be a little careful what I say… let’s just say that they love their polemics.”

He was also asked about his grandson, Pietro Fittipaldi, who is not just a DTM driver but also a test driver for the F1 team Haas.

“They like him a lot,” Fittipaldi said of his 23-year-old grandson. “For 2020, staying in DTM is a good option. He also has offers from Indycar. I would prefer that he stay in Europe. I hope he will be in Formula 1 in 2021.”