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How Vettel's Ferrari dream died

With his split from Ferrari at the end of 2020 confirmed, Sebastian Vettel has become the latest top driver whose tenure at Maranello failed to live up to early promise. Here's how the four-time world champion's mission to emulate his idol Michael Schumacher fell apart

When Sebastian Vettel arrived at Ferrari in 2015, like so many who had come before him, he was heralded as the man to turn the team's fortunes around.

Drivers such as Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher - Vettel's hero - had all hoped to build a new dynasty around them at Maranello, albeit with varying levels of success. Already a four-time world champion when he joined the team, Vettel naturally had similar aspirations.

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