“Always Built Mediocre Cars” – Ex-F1 Driver Tears Aston Martin Apart for Poor Vettel Form

Published 05/19/2021, 7:16 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 25, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Despite all his expectations, things haven’t gone well for Sebastian Vettel since joining Aston Martin this season. The German has faced many problems with the car and has failed to score any points so far. However, a former F1 driver, Marc Surer has defended the four-time world champion, stating that the problems lie at Aston Martin and not with Vettel.

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Truthfully speaking, Surer is possibly the first one to have not blamed Seb for him performances. After a horrible season with Ferrari, Vettel’s poor run with the Silverstone-based team made his critics become even louder, arguing that the time had come for him to say goodbye to the sport.

Marc Surer stands up for Sebastian Vettel

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As quoted by Formula Passion, Marc said, ” Vettel did everything right. The problem is the history of the team. They have always built mediocre cars. Suddenly last year they had a decent car because it was a 100% copy of Mercedes.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

While it can still be seen that the car has the same philosophy as Mercedes, they have clearly made it worse. Vettel probably thought it would take off easily because Mercedes was involved too, somehow,” concluded. (Translated from Italian via Google)

Will things get better for him at Aston Martin?

The German left Ferrari at the end of last season after having quite a difficult year with the team. A new challenge came calling to Vettel, and he took it, but things looked not-so-good in preseason testing itself.

However, there was a slight ray of hope when the German qualified in the top 10 at Portimao. Unfortunately, his race start was where the good times ended, as he finished the race in P13, just ahead of his teammate.

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The four-time world champion has not been able to score a single point yet this season and now sits in 16th place in the championship.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during practice REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Vettel looks forward to the upcoming weekend and aims for a better result as he zips around the streets of Monte Carlo in his new colors. Do you think that Sebastian will redeem himself as he takes to the grid on Sunday’s race? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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