Vettel names former teammate as ‘largest pure expertise ever’

Sebastian Vettel believes that Kimi Raikkonen was the “largest pure expertise” he ever got here throughout throughout his F1 profession.

The four-time World Champion raced with some well-known names in his 15 years as a Method 1 driver, together with the likes of Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton.

By way of which driver was the quickest that he competed towards, Vettel feels that he can solely give a full tackle this along with his teammates, on condition that drivers in the identical group have extra data of the automotive that they’re racing.

As such, the German thinks that Raikkonen – who he was partnered with at Ferrari from 2015 till 2018 – was essentially the most spectacular with reference to uncooked pace.

Vettel impressed by Raikkonen’s ‘pure expertise’

“I believe Kimi is definitely the most important pure expertise I’ve come throughout, ever,” Vettel informed the Past The Grid podcast.

“Simply when it comes to uncooked pace, I believe. It reveals within the automotive, clearly, nevertheless it reveals additionally in another type of automotive.

“If there was a self-discipline of switching automobiles, each day, after 10 days Kimi might be lapping everyone else, simply because he is only a pure.

“It would not take time [for him] to adapt to the automotive, to what the automotive requires. You give him a steering wheel and he is aware of what to do.

“Typically you’re feeling it is unfair, it’s essential get used to [it] first and get an concept of the monitor or the situations, and for him it is simply [instant].”

Finest teammate relationship with Raikkonen

Vettel insists that this capacity of Raikkonen’s didn’t have a damaging impression on their relationship while teammates.

“I believe with him, I in all probability had the perfect relationship out of all of the teammates I had, as a result of he was simply so easy,” Vettel defined.

“There was by no means an argument if we crashed into one another. We talked about it; [we discussed] what occurred, possibly we laughed about it, it was my mistake, it was his mistake.

“However then there was by no means a query that something may form of shake up or destabilise the… I do not need to say bond, however the relationship that we had.

“After I got here in [to the team], I keep in mind he was so respectful.

“From the day I walked in, [he was] wanting into my eyes, the place with different drivers I felt, ‘Okay, I am shaking fingers and I am saying whats up, however really the man isn’t current, [he’s] not right here’.

“So, with individuals, I believe Kimi’s fairly distinctive.”

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