Willy Weber, the former manager of Michael Schumacher has warned four time Formula One Drivers’ World Champion Sebastian Vettel that success will not be easy at Ferrari.
The German has confirmed that he will leave Red Bull Racing at the end of the season and is expected to link up with the Italian giants, with Fernando Alonso making way for the 27 year old.
But Weber, who was the manager of the German legend Schumacher when he moved from Benneton to Ferrari back in 1996, has warned Vettel that success comes for quite a price at Ferrari and it will not be easy for the German to adapt to life behind the wheels of the ‘Prancing Horse’.
Weber told a German sports magazine that Vettel is a much more sensitive driver than Schumacher, adding that if anything is not going well behind the wheels, the pressure at Ferrari is much more than at any other team in the world and being able to adapt to that pressure will be a true test for Sebastian Vettel.
He went on to add that things are quite different at Ferrari and it is not always rosy for the drivers there, and there is a lot of politics as well. Weber thinks that is a driver of the caliber of Fernando Alonso cannot deal with that, then there is hardly anyone who can.
Vettel has endured a very difficult season at Red Bull Racing this season and having breezed through the world championships in the last four seasons, was nowhere near the two Mercedes that have dominated this seasons Formula One.
Red Bull Racing recently announced that Sebastian Vettel will indeed leave the team at the end of the season with Christian Horner saying that he will be joining Ferrari ahead of the new season.