Former F1 Driver Definite Sebastian Vettel Will Be at His Best at Aston Martin

Published 01/17/2021, 1:15 AM EST
SUZUKA, JAPAN – Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


The last few seasons, and 2020 in particular, have not been kind for Sebastian Vettel. The underlying problems with the Ferrari SF1000 led to a horror personal season for him, denting his self-confidence a little in the process.

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All that is in the past, with the German now heading to Aston Martin F1. Rebranding from Racing Point, he will have clear objectives to attain with renewed machinery at the team.

Former F1 driver Hans-Joachim Stuck offered his thoughts on Vettel. In his opinion, he feels the four-time champion has not forgotten how to drive, and is a matter of time before good results start appearing again.

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Sebastian Vettel has motivated himself again, thinks Stuck

Speaking in an interview, Stuck stated, “Sebastian has certainly not forgotten how to drive. I thought it was cool when he got Leclerc to be his teammate who ironed him.” (translated via Google Translate)

“I also know the feeling when a boy shows you where to go. But that he has motivated himself again to beat him again, that is already strong.”

SOCHI, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 28: Third place qualifier Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

It became clear that Ferrari trusted Charles Leclerc as the future of the team, and soon after Vettel had to start his own seat search. With Aston Martin, Vettel has a chance to once again showcase his talent, which binds his reputation.

“I think he will feel more comfortable with Aston Martin. There he is being courted more and there he can surely be able to achieve top performances again,” concluded Stuck.

The Aston Martin-Vettel combination will be an exciting one to look out for

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A new team with new expectations means the 33-year-old has an opportunity to establish himself as a star driver once again. Racing Point’s progress will bode well, considering much of the car stays the same for the upcoming season as well.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Racing Point’s Sergio Perez during practice Kamran Jebreili/Pool via REUTERS

Vettel’s racecraft, along with his off-track feedback and intelligence, are key aspects to his profile. Coupled with Racing Point’s own efficient way of working, this truly seems like a match made in heaven.

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That said, one cannot say much until the car first makes its way out to the track for testing. Whatever the stakes, Vettel’s desire to reach the top again will play an instrumental role in Aston Martin’s success.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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