Mark Webber has said the Sebastian Vettel cannot let his poor form ‘snowball out of control’ after a few disappointing seasons.

Webber was Vettel’s teammate at Red Bull from 2009-13, during which time the German took four titles and narrowly missed out on the 2009 crown too.

Vettel moved to Ferrari for 2015, and things were good, at least until 2019. He has been in plummeting form since, and his recent switch to Aston Martin has not helped. He accumulated five penalty points on his way to a lowly 15th while teammate Lance Stroll was fighting for points.

Webber thinks Vettel is at risk of snowballing out of control and having his career ended early by poor performance.

“It’s really, really hard to know how all this has happened, But I think it’s pretty clear – I’ve watched a bit of the Drive To Survive and you know if that’s what’s coming out, the inside of Ferrari must have been quite challenging for him.”

“He’s his toughest critic. He’s going to be really hard on himself. It’s easy for this stuff to snowball out of control. And that’s what his mission has got to be now is to make sure this doesn’t snowball out of control, that he can get back on the horse and have sort of some feeling with this car.”

“Because it doesn’t matter what your name is or your trophy cabinet has been, every year in Formula 1 you’ve got to deliver and he knows that as well. So the next six or seven races are going to be crucial for him.”

Vettel will be hoping he can find solid points this weekend at Imola for the Made in Italy and Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

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