‘I Can Say What I Want’ – Sebastian Vettel Reveals Ferrari Secret in Drive to Survive 3

Published 03/22/2021, 7:10 AM EDT
BAKU, AZERBAIJA -Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari smiles in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Formula 1: Drive to Survive often gives fans some nice insight into the drivers’ personality off the track. And the third season of the famous series is no different. In the fourth episode that focuses wholly on Ferrari and their torrid season, Sebastian Vettel provides viewers with some humorous relief. The Italian team had already axed the German driver by then. As such, even Vettel realized he had nothing to lose, thus proceeding to divulge some secrets.

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Early on in the episode, the Maranello-based outfit is seen conducting a Q&A session between fans and the two drivers, Vettel and Charles Leclerc. One fan poses a question to Leclerc asking when the Monegasque would launch his own clothing line.

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As Leclerc tries to skirt around the questions giving some reasons, Vettel butts in and reveals the actual answer. The answer the team had apparently prohibited their drivers from saying. But the German knew he was out of the team anyway and had nothing to lose.

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO. Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari and Charles Leclerc talk after practice. F1 Grand Prix of Monaco. Circuit de Monaco in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

The four-time world champion says, “Ah. He’s not allowed! That’s why it is not happening. Because we have a partner (points to Puma logo). So he was told off.

“I’m not supposed to say that. But I’m leaving at the end of the year, so I can say what I want, you know?.”

It was certainly nice to see Vettel in good spirit despite the season he had. His Ferrari chapter closed with the worst possible ending, but having now moved to Aston Martin, he’d like to show his former team that they were wrong to dismiss him.

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Having now moved to the Silverstone-based outfit, the ex-Red Bull star will want to show his critics that he still has plenty of gas left in the tank.

Sure, testing may not have gone as well as he would have liked, but in terms of performance, one can’t really consider pre-season tests results; just where Vettel and the AMR21 stand in terms of pace can only be deciphered after the first race.

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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, considering how good the team were last year, one can expect them to challenge for the unofficial title of ‘best of the rest.’ And even from Vettel’s point of view, that’s what he’d desire in the Drivers’ championship standings too.

Can Sebastian turn things around in 2021? Or will it be another season of disappointment? We shall soon see.

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Ronan Carvalho

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Ronan Carvalho is senior F1 author for Essentiallysports. Ronan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from St. Xavier's College.

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