Ferrari would favour Sebastian Vettel over Lewis Hamilton

Luca di Montezemolo says he sees Sebastian Vettel as "perfect" for Ferrari and favours German ahead of Lewis Hamilton

The Sport Review staff
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Sebastian Vettel clinched his third straight title this year Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Racing

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Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says he sees Sebastian Vettel as “perfect” for the Italian team in the future – and would choose the world champion ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

Red Bull Vettel has been the subject of relentless speculation linking him with a move to Ferrari, with reports claiming he has signed a pre-contract agreement to join the team from 2014.

Di Montezemolo is a huge admirer of the three-time world champion and believes he would be a better fit for Ferrari than Hamilton simply because he is younger.

“Between all the drivers, Vettel and Hamilton could be perfect for Ferrari in the future, with one difference – Vettel is younger,” Montezemolo was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“First of all, of all the drivers, we have the best – in terms of speed, intelligence in the race, and a capability to work with the team.

“When you have the best driver you have to put him in the best condition to succeed, to win and have a good environment without peer troubles. But if [Fernando] Alonso decided to go to live in Hawaii with the girlfriend, I have no doubt that for human and professional reasons [I would choose] Vettel. He would be very good for us.

“I like Vettel, because he is not presumptuous. He wants to win but he is not arrogant. Michael [Schumacher] told me many years ago that coming from karts, Vettel had the most potential of any young driver and he was right.”

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