Sebastian Vettel would want endurance and an open thoughts if he’s to take advantage of the problem of switching to Aston Martin, says former team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.
With Vettel in talks with Aston Martin a couple of seat on the group subsequent 12 months, the present Racing Level outfit’s sturdy kind has elevated the possibilities of the four-time Formulation 1 world champion electing to commit his future there.
However, the transfer away from a group like Ferrari that targets world championships each season to an outfit like Aston Martin that’s chasing podiums would want a brand new mindset.
Ricciardo has first-hand expertise of leaping from a front-running group into the problem of a midfield operation after he elected to maneuver from Purple Bull to Renault for the beginning of 2019.
The Australian reckons that, whereas there may be a substantial amount of satisfaction available from pushing a group in direction of the entrance of the grid, he’s equally conscious that there could be some huge psychological challenges to be overcome in making the transition.
“I believe for Seb, in his scenario, he is had just about his entire profession within the sport working on the entrance,” defined Ricciardo, who was Vettel’s team-mate at Purple Bull in 2014.
“In all probability yearly he is contested in Formulation 1 he is been on the rostrum roughly, so if he goes right into a midfield group it is overseas territory for him.
“I believe it requires a bit extra of an open thoughts, actually some endurance. However yeah that is clearly as much as him and the place he sees the subsequent chapter of his profession.”
Ricciardo thinks the important thing determination for Vettel just isn’t about whether or not he commits to Aston Martin for 2021, however as a substitute it’s on if he has the motivation to stay round for lengthy sufficient to make his involvement repay.
“I believe if he is nonetheless bought the need to drive and to compete on the prime degree, then I 100% suppose he ought to proceed within the sport,” he defined.
“If the choice is within the midfield someplace, then it is usually an extended play. So I believe he will have to point out dedication for not simply one other 12 months, you are speaking not less than 24 months or three years. Two-three years, for instance that. However that is one thing he can reply.
“As a earlier team-mate, clearly I like Seb, I actually respect him within the sport and that is why if he needs to proceed I hope he finds a spot the place he is glad.”