What Sebastian Vettel will do when he leaves Ferrari at the end of the 2020 season is one of Formula 1’s most hotly-debated topics currently. And with a move to reigning champions Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton mooted as a possibility, Red Bull’s Christian Horner said managing that particular driver dynamic would not be easy.
Vettel’s four back-to-back championships were all won under Horner’s watch at Red Bull – and speaking to another of his former drivers, David Coulthard, on F1 Unscripted with Heineken (which you can watch in the video below), Horner assessed Vettel’s possible moves, before giving his opinion that a Hamilton/Vettel partnership would be ‘a lot to take on’.
“Sebastian is a very deep thinker,” said Horner. “He will have given this a huge amount of thought, I’ve got no doubt about that.
“What he’s achieved in his career is phenomenal, so if he were to decide that there’s not a competitive drive available to him at the end of this year, and he calls it a day – he could even take a year out if he wanted. He has a young family, [and] he’s one of the most successful drivers in the history of the sport.