Marko Slams the Door on ‘Nostalgic’ Sebastian Vettel Homecoming to Red Bull Racing Family

Published 06/17/2022, 3:10 PM EDT
Formula One F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – December 2, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference Hassan Ammar/Pool via REUTERS

There will be no fairy tale ending to the legendary career of Sebastian Vettel. The German driver started his F1 career in 2007 with BMW Sauber. But he burst onto the scene with his performances in the Red Bull junior team, Toro Rosso.

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From the moment he left the team in 2009, he achieved greatness in the sport with 4 World Championships and multiple wins. But Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has confirmed that a return to Red Bull’s junior team is not on the cards for Vettel.

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SUZUKA, JAPAN – OCTOBER 02: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing talks with Dr. Helmut Marko as he prepares to drive during practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

“There’s just no room for such nostalgic thoughts. You also need the motivation of the entire technical crew,” said Marko to Formel.de.

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Although the German driver is in the latter years of his career, he has shown no signs of slowing down or retiring from F1. He is putting in decent performances in his efforts to take his current Aston Martin further up the grid.

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The British team is currently lagging in 9th in the constructor’s championship this season. But, they also have been on an upward trajectory in the past couple of races courtesy of the results of the four-time world champion. Aston Martin’s performance director Tom McCullough revealed some features of the upgrades in AMR22.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 10, 2022, Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll during practice REUTERS/Murad Sezer

“We’ve got a wider operating window that we can set the car up in, which you really need to go between Barcelona, which has obviously got a lot of high speed, grip-limited content, and then you go to Monaco and here [Baku], where the circuit efficiency is the biggest difference and there’s a lot more low-speed content.

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“It just gives us a bit more freedom. We can just move the car around a bit and we’re not just pinned to a certain point because of certain issues,” said the Aston Martin performance director.

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It would be fascinating to see how the car performs at the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend. There is a good chance that Vettel can continue to weigh on his point-scoring streak in Montreal where he has already won twice.

 

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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