The relationship between Sebastian Vettel and the team Ferrari It has been broken since the beginning of the year. However, the firing of the German was made official before the start of the season that was affected by the pandemic of COVID-19. However, this Friday, it was confirmed that whoever told the pilot the news of the dismissal it was his own Mattia Binotto.
On May 15 it became official that Carlos Sainz He will be the Ferrari team driver for the 2021 season. The news surprised fans of the Italian structure, who did not expect Sebastian Vettel to leave the team. In addition, it was reported that Charles Leclerc he will continue to wear red for at least one more year.
This Thursday the head of the Ferrari team, Mattia Binotto, confirmed that the person who communicated the news that Sebastian Vettel will not be in the team was himself. In addition, Binotto gave a very particular detail about the call to Vettel. The Italian commented that he rehearsed the farewell speech up to three times.
Binotto commented on how the dismissal was prior to the Imola GP press conference. “I was at home, and before calling him I mentally repeated three times what I had to say and how. The decision about Seb was not easy, because we love him for what he has been, for how he has behaved and for what he has given to the team over the years, “he said.
Finally, Binotto assured that Sebastian Vettel did not react badly to the news he received. «Did he take it wrong? No, he didn’t hang up the phone. He is a very intelligent person, a great person, and has maintained his character during a season in which there have been many difficulties. It was never negative. Instead, he was proactive and a very respectful person, ”Binotto said.