World champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve said the Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel one of the main favorites of the upcoming season, because, in his opinion, the rule changes should play into the hands of the Germans.
“The driving style of Vettel ideal new cars, – said Villeneuve in an interview with Sport Bild. – In addition, he drove a lot of kilometers on the tests of new tyres. Of course, it will give him an advantage, especially at the beginning of the season.”
The canadian added that he was glad the changes in the technical regulations of Formula 1 in 2017.
“Finally, gone are the days when you had to get off the tricycle and immediately get behind the wheel of the machine F1 team. Now the Formula 1 again need men, not children,” he added.
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