Former F1 Driver Makes a Bold Claim for Sebastian Vettel & Aston Martin for 2021 Season

Published 03/24/2021, 9:10 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel arrives ahead of testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Sebastian Vettel has moved from Ferrari to Aston Martin after a devastating 2020 campaign. The German had his first official outing with the luxury British racing company last weekend. Much to their disappointment, it was not the most ideal start for the new pairing.

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Vettel had the worst lap time and the fewest kilometers at the pre-season testing. Aston Martin’s car had issues creeping up periodically. However, Gerhard Berger, former F1 driver, believes Seb can get back to winning races once again in an Aston Martin.

“The resources and the means [at Aston Martin] will not be sufficient to go on course for the World Championship. Whether you can ever win a race. I think so!

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HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY: Second placed Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

“Last year the team also won a race, and with Sebastian Vettel as a driver they might have had the chance to come close to victory more often. All in all, I think Sebastian can make a good impression there. We’ll see how good the team really is,” said the Austrian driver.

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In the interview, Berger examined the positions of two individuals, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel. If he had been in ex-Mercedes driver’s shoes, having won the first championship in 2016, Berger claims he would not have retired.

Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

However, at Vettel’s position at the end of 2020, the Austrian driver would believes he would have walked away from the sport. He said, “After four World Cup titles I would have looked back on a good career and would have let it go.

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“Even if Aston Martin could be ‘first class’ thanks to Mercedes technology and ‘a top name in terms of image’, ‘almost comparable to Ferrari’,” stated the report.

Vettel did not blame Mercedes for Aston Martin’s power unit issues during testing. However, he believes that his team will deal with the issues before lights this Sunday.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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