Sebastian Vettel has a great future. Everyone assures us. I agree personally. I think he could be the next greatest thing. He’s had a bit of an unlucky start to his season this year. There is a bit of an odd thing in Formula 1 where some people just seem to always have the luck (Schumacher) and some don’t (Webber).
Vettel didn’t finish a race all season until Turkey where he finally made it. The reasons for him failing to finish didn’t really seem to be his fault so bad luck.
So he finally finishes a race, outside the points but at least it’s something good right? No. Because this weekend Torro Rosso have brought a new car and the gearbox has to be changed because the old one won’t work in the new car.
Because of the 5 race gearbox rule Vettel will take a 5 place penalty on the grid. And at Monaco that’s bad news.
Meanwhile his teammate who didn’t finish will be fine.
This is obviously a very silly rule. But it points to something. Vettel will have to change his luck if he’s going to become world champion. I don’t know how one does that. Maybe he should ask Michael.