Sebastian Vettel All but Confirms Aston Martin F1’s Livery for 2021 Season

Published 03/03/2021, 8:19 AM EST


We are mere hours away from Aston Martin F1’s car launch ceremony. The team from Britain are making a comeback to the F1 grid after six decades and are ready to hit the ground running with what is expected to be a great car and a solid driver pairing featuring the four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll.

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The team have hinted at the color of their livery on several occasions. So, Sebastian Vettel‘s recent statements shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, it can be viewed more as a confirmation that Aston Martin indeed will be sporting their classic British Racing Green colors. And Vettel cannot wait to hit the track with his new team.

SUZUKA, JAPAN. Pole position qualifier Sebastian Vettel of celebrates in parc ferme. F1 Grand Prix of Japan. Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

The German driver said, ” (I’m) looking forward to the challenge. We all look forward to get the season started and to get these beautiful green cars on the track for the first time!”

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The ex-Ferrari man is happy to be part of the Silverstone-based outfit’s F1 project. Although the tenure of Vettel’s deal is uncertain, going ahead, Vettel is expected to play a bigger role in the team and perhaps even be their ambassador.

SOCHI, RUSSIA – 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)

Aston Martin themselves have high expectations. They aim to be fighting for the best of the rest title this year. Even Lewis Hamilton expects them to be on Mercedes’ tail. However, the British team aims to continue on their upward trajectory and fight for the title as early as 2022.

About the project, Vettel said, “Both sides were very ambitious, I think it’s a very ambitious project, it’s clear where we want to go.

“At the same time were only at the beginning. So it’s definitely very special to be a part of it right from the start.”

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Sebastian, on his part, will want to avenge a horror 2021 campaign. The ex-Red Bull star suffered while driving a lackluster car and only notched up 33 points.

There is a certain section of F1 fans who believe Vettel’s time at the top is done.

Can the four-time world champion prove them wrong? Will he get back to his brilliant best this year?

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Only time will tell.

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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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