‘Born Again’: Ross Brawn Hypes Up Vettel After Solid Hungary GP Outing

Published 08/04/2021, 5:13 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel before the race Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna


Sebastian Vettel had an agonizing end to his Hungarian Grand Prix. Although, the 4-times world champion did finish second in the race, and bring home his second podium for Aston Martin. He was later disqualified as a certain amount of fuel couldn’t be obtained from his car.

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Managing Director of F1, Ross Brawn shows sympathy for Vettel. He understands how disappointing it can be, especially on such a technicality that the team failed to provide the FIA with the fuel samples.

However, Brawn feels that the German driver can bounce back and redeem himself once he is behind the wheel next time around.

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Brawn shares Sebastian Vettel’s pain after the Hungarian GP

Brawn wrote in his column after it was announced that Vettel had been disqualified. He thought Vettel could bring a victory for the Silverstone-based outfit as he put on a good fight against, Alpine’s Esteban Ocon.

He wrote, “With his current demeanor, performance and approach, I can’t help but feel we have the old Sebastian back. So it’s disappointing for him and the team that he was disqualified for failing to have enough fuel to supply a sample.”

“While the loss of points is frustrating, he can take heart from his performances of late. I have to put my hands up and say I had my doubts when he went to Aston Martin, as the end of Ferrari career was pretty disappointing for everyone – but he has had a new lease of life.”

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during a press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Florion Goga

“He was very close to taking that victory. It’s great to see him performing like that. He made no mistakes and pushed Esteban hard. That little problem in the pit stop might have been a factor in not getting past Esteban or at the very least would have made it a closer fight when his rival exited the pits.”

“Like Fernando, Sebastian is born again. He’ll be hoping for a better ultimate result next time around,” Brawn concluded.

So how does Vettel’s disqualification affect Hamilton and Sainz?

When it was announced that the 34-year-old had been disqualified, it sent the world of F1 into turmoil. This meant, that Lewis Hamilton who cross the line in third place, inherited second and bagged eighteen points for Mercedes.

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Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 Third placed Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates on the podium after the race REUTERS/Florion Goga

Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz missed out on a podium finish when the chequered flag was dropped. But, moved up to third, giving him his second podium finish in his Ferrari career this year. The points he earned from the Hungaroring sees them level with McLaren in the constructor’s standings. But it’s the Scuderia who takes third place in the table, while the team from Woking is pushed down to fourth.

Do you think the 4-times world champion will use the summer break to motivate himself? And come back stronger for the race at Spa at the Belgium GP? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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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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