16 August 2020 12:34
Sebastian Vettel is not being treated any differently to Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc. That's according to team principal Mattia Binotto, who has branded speculation the departing driver's season is being sabotaged as "total nonsense". Sebastian Vettel admits Ferrari 'still not good enough' after new blow Vettel has experienced a bleak start to his final F1 campaign at Ferrari, picking up just 10 points from the first five races. His struggles continued ahead of Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, where he qualified in 11th, two places worse off than team-mate Leclerc. Vettel has admitted he's sailing on a "rather rough sea" and at the Circuit de Catalunya he was unable to fully explain what's going wrong for Ferrari.
LATEST LIVE SPORT TV DEALS Get Sky Sports for just £25 per month for 3 months Get BT Sport for HALF PRICE It has been claimed the 33-year-old is being shunned behind the scenes, with Ferrari said to be focussing their resources on Leclerc, who will be partnered by Carlos Sainz next season. Binotto, though, has insisted Ferrari are fully supportive of Vettel, whose heady days as a four-time champion at Red Bull are now a distant memory. READ MORE: Sebastian Vettel gets backing from F1 rival Lewis Hamilton