Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne might have handed Kimi Raikkonen criticism through the Austrian Grand Prix however he is keen at hand Sebastian Vettel a brand new contract each time he needs it, in response to stories.
Vettel at the moment leads the Components 1 world drivers’ championship by 20 factors from Lewis Hamilton after his second place end within the Austrian Grand Prix and has over double the variety of factors in comparison with his Ferrari team-mate after the opening 9 races.
With Vettel showing to be Ferrari’s sole F1 world drivers’ title contender and the one workforce, other than Mercedes, in a position to supply the German driver a automobile able to including to his 4 world titles, it has been speculated Vettel’s signature is a prime precedence for the Italian producer.
Chatting with Reuters on the Pink Bull Ring, Marchionne echoed this sentiment and says the choice for a brand new deal is with Vettel as Ferrari is blissful to satisfy his phrases for 2018.
“I made it very clear that if he needs to remain then we’ll simply renew it,” Marchionne advised Reuters. “It is as much as him.”
Vettel has postponed his contract talks till the summer season break as a way to stay solely centered on racing and any maintain up is prone to revolve across the size of a brand new contract and cash.
Vettel’s present Ferrari contract expires on the finish of the 2017 F1 world championship having joined the Italian producer in 2015 from Pink Bull Racing. The German has claimed six F1 victories since becoming a member of Ferrari.