Ferrari now have the tools to topple Mercedes in F1, says Sebastian Vettel

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• Four-time champion ‘really excited’ by Ferrari’s new car
• Mattia Binotto says team ‘tried to be as extreme as we could’

Sebastian Vettel has said he is confident Ferrari have the machinery to mount a strong fight for the Formula One world championship at the launch of their new car. The team unveiled the SF90 at Marenello on Friday morning as they attempt to end more than a decade without winning a title in F1, using a design that the team principal, Mattia Binotto, described as an “evolution” pushed to be “extreme”.

The new car is named to recognise the 90 years since Enzo Ferrari established the Scuderia at Modena in 1929. Since then they have competed in every F1 championship and are the most successful team in the sport. However they have not won the drivers’ championship since Kimi Raikkonen’s victory in 2007 and the constructors’ since 2008. Last season their challenge fell away as Vettel made mistakes and the team failed to match the successful development of the Mercedes.

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Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/feb/15/ferrari-sebastian-vettel-f1-mercedes under the title “Ferrari now have the tools to topple Mercedes in F1, says Sebastian Vettel”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.