Sebastian Vettel Confesses He Hasn’t Watched F1 Drive to Survive

Published 04/01/2021, 12:50 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Recently, Aston Martin duo Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll sat down for a small game. The teammates asked each other various questions where they had to fill in the blanks from comments that fans made. Needless to say, the four-time world champion and the young Canadian had a lot of fun. There were also a few surprising confessions, particularly from Vettel.

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Apparently, he has not watched Formula 1: Drive to Survive yet. For this particular question, Vettel noted that Stroll praised Drive to Survive for its content. After Stroll asked for some hints, Sebastian Vettel said, “I don’t know, because I didn’t see it. You must have said, it says, ‘Lance says he and Lawrence [Stroll] go way back.'”

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Sebastian Vettel has not had a good start to his Aston Martin career

If we’re being honest, the switch to Aston Martin heralded a new dawn for the German driver. After years of struggling and coming up short at Scuderia Ferrari, Vettel needed a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, his performance at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix was less than spectacular.

In contrast to Seb’s start, Lance Stroll enjoyed a reasonably decent race and picked up a point. Of course, the team is aware that they cannot expect Sebastian Vettel to be flawless immediately. So, it is more realistic to expect that he will take some time to attune himself to the car before getting up to speed.

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Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 25, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel arrives at the circuit ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Of course, Vettel cannot be judged on the basis of just one race. Instead, his performance will be gauged over a period of time. Hopefully, the four-time Formula One world champion can try his best in his new team.

Without a doubt, Vettel could be a great understudy for Lance Stroll. Due to Vettel’s seniority, his experience and inputs can help in the car’s development, as well as Stroll’s.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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