Azerbaijan GP: Sebastian Vettel Hoping to Be ‘Similarly Strong’ as Monaco in Baku

Published 05/29/2021, 8:35 AM CDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier


It did take some time for Sebastian Vettel to get the hang of things at Aston Martin. He scored his first points this season at his fifth race with the Silverstone team at the Monaco GP. The German hopes to have a similar result in the upcoming race at Baku.

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The four-time world champion showed signs for improvement at Monte Carlo as he qualified seventh for Sunday’s race. From there onwards, Vettel seemed to have found his old form as he crossed the line in fifth place and scored 10 points in the process.

Hence, the German driver feels that the team should have a similar result as the next venue is also a street circuit. Can Vettel keep to his word and bring an identical result in the sixth round of the season? We shall find out.

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Sebastian Vettel sees Baku as he aims to be strong in Baku

As quoted by GP fans, Vettel said, “It’s a street circuit. Even though the nature is very different because it is very fast with one long straight line but we will see. Fifth is a very strong result for us and we will take the points.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

“Hopefully, we can be similarly strong in Baku.”

The German is delighted after Monaco success

A P5 finish in itself is a great result, but when you factor in Seb’s performance over the past season with Ferrari, his performance in Monaco becomes all the more impressive. Safe to say, the German is quite happy with his performance, and his teammate’s as well.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Vettel said, “I think it’s a great result for us. We can be very happy also having two cars in the points. Great decisions today on the pit wall and good pace in the car when it mattered so I think that made the difference for us today.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Now with some regained confidence after having a good race at Monaco. The German is optimistic of doing the same around the streets of Baku as they prepare to race in the sixth round of this year’s championship at the start of June.

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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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