Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel Overview
Y 2020 is arguably the most important season in Sebastian Vettel’s career, should he get it wrong and it could be his last.
The 4X World Champion fought tooth and nail last season, but was not quite able to keep his team-mate Charles Leclerc under control.
This year Mr. Leclerc is the Ferrari driver being talked about as their most likely title challenger, and very little is being said about Mr.Vettel despite his seriously impressive record.
Mr. Vettel is fighting for his future with his contract now into its final year, and even if Ferrari want to keep him around as an experienced head to support Mr. Leclerc, Mr. Vettel may not be up for that.
Probably not, and with Red Bull Racing ruling out a return for the most successful driver in their history, it is hard to see where else he would go.
Over the Winter Ferrari wanted better cornering performance and less drag from their SF1000. It seems they have that, but the overall package is still a question.
The SF1000 does appear to be a lot more stable though than its predecessor, and we know Mr. Vettel likes a planted rear end on his F1 cars, so perhaps the master still has a few more lessons to teach the student, Mr. Leclerc.
Mr. Leclerc is targeting the World Championship in Y 2020, but that may be a very difficult task if Ferrari’s lack of optimism is to be believed.
He is tied down with the team now until Y 2024, and this year could be Key for his development, as for the 1st time in his career his input has gone into the design of a car he will race, and as his role within the team grows, he may now need to improve his feedback if the SF1000 has any big problems.
The Big Q: Mr. Leclerc certainly caused a stir with the way he came in to Ferrari and beat Vettel, but now that F1’s best kept secret is no more, can he handle the expectation?
The Big A: I say Mr. Vettel strikes back in Y 2020, he wants the championship
HeffX-LTN overall technical outlook for RACE is Neutral to Bullish, there is resistance 164.05 and Key support is at 151.98. As a double bottom was put in Friday at 152.18, 1 of my Key indicators has turned Bullish as the stock is very oversold in here.
Ferrari finished at 152.18, -2.01 Friday in NY.
Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term. Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, and I have called it at it at 200+/share long term, adjusting it to 200/share short term and siding with BAML to 230 long term for now
Have a terrific weekend