‘Not Concerned’ – Stroll Backs Sebastian Vettel to Do a ‘Fantastic Job’ for Aston Martin

Published 01/08/2021, 12:46 AM EST
SOCHI, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 29: Owner of Racing Point Lawrence Stroll and Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Racing Point talk in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 29, 2019 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)


For the first time since Aston Martin announced their re-entry to Formula 1, the team’s part-owner, Lawrence Stroll, expressed his excitement about the new era. The team will possess a world champion in their line-up for the first time – Sebastian Vettel.

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However, the German eventually fell into a trough of controversial claims. People felt that he had lost his competitiveness and has nothing to offer for the rising mid-field team, with his terrible final outing with Ferrari being a primary reason.

It looks like Vettel is getting massive backing from Stroll, as the Canadian sounded optimistic about the potential contribution Vettel could make for Aston Martin.

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Stroll points out Vettel’s positives

According to BBC, Stroll acknowledged Vettel’s struggles during his latter period in Ferrari. However, he is confident that the four-time world champion will find his groove soon.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium with sparkling wine after finishing the race in third place Pool via REUTERS/Tolga Bozoglu

He’s a four-time world champion. I don’t think he forgot how to drive in one year. He has a work ethic that is known as second to none in the paddock in terms of how hard he works,” the Canadian said.

Stroll felt that Vettel losing his seat at Ferrari even before the season had begun may have destroyed him mentally. Consequently, his performances took a significant hit.

Stroll confident Sebastian Vettel will win Aston Martin titles

Aston Martin is amongst one of the most hyped teams going into the 2021 season. Stroll isn’t keeping himself quiet and added more fuel into it with his comments on Vettel.

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He is going to take the team in a direction of leading us to where ultimately we want to be,” he said. “I am not concerned. I know Sebastian well, and I have 100% confidence and belief he will do a fantastic job with us. He is more motivated than he has ever been.”

Owner of Racing Point Lawrence Stroll and Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Racing Point walks in the Paddock before final practice for the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

The trust and faith Aston Martin have invested in Vettel is unimaginable. Of course, the German will need time to get up to speed, and it’s not going to be easy.

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However, once he gets past that obstacle, he will eventually have the championship title in sight. But will he manage to get hold of that trophy? Well, it all depends on whether Aston Martin can live up to their hype. And the early signs have indicated that they will.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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