Mark Webber tips Ferrari to chase Sebastian Vettel after short-term Kimi Raikkonen signing

Metro

Mark Webber believes Ferrari’s hiring of Kimi Raikkonen for next season is a short-term measure and will pave the way for Sebastian Vettel to join the team in the future.

Ferrari announced earlier this week former world champion Raikkonen – who won the team’s last drivers’ title in 2007 – would be returning to replace Felipe Massa.

But Webber, who himself is quitting F1 at the end of the season, believes the Finn’s appointment will just be a stop-gap until Ferrari can prise three-time world champion Vettel away from Red Bull.

MORE:I can’t wait to team up with Alonso at Ferrari, says Raikkonen

‘For lots of reasons Ferrari need to be winning again in Formula 1,’ Webber told Sky Sports F1.

‘It has to happen so this is the first step forward to get the team back in [title-winning form]. “Constructors’ is important, Ferrari winning that, and then the…

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