"The mission is still there and the target is still there to achieve the mission - to win with Ferrari."
Sebastian Vettel spoke those words only nine months ago, during the aborted Australian Grand Prix weekend. At the time, just before the COVID-19 pandemic brought Formula 1 and the world to a standstill, it looked near certain that he would be re-signed to a fresh Ferrari deal and continue striving to achieve his dream: winning in red, just like his childhood hero, Michael Schumacher.
But eight weeks later, Vettel's Ferrari exit was announced, and Carlos Sainz Jr revealed as his replacement. The dream was to end, the mission in mortal peril.