Sebastian Vettel Confesses He Puts ‘Too Much’ Pressure on Himself

Published 04/16/2021, 11:31 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel arrives ahead of testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Sebastian Vettel has never been the same as his successful Red Bull days. Ever since his dream run ended after the 2013 season, he has not won a single title. He joined Scuderia Ferrari in 2015, alongside Kimi Raikkonen, but the German failed to mount a serious challenge.

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Of course, Vettel has not helped his own case with a number of mistakes. Many have excoriated the four-time world champion for his numerous spins on the track. Of course, this has prompted many to wonder if Vettel is piling too much pressure on himself. Now, the driver has moved on to new pastures with the Aston Martin team. Recently, the German spoke about his struggles in an interview.

He said, “I’ve always put myself under pressure. Sometimes maybe too much. I think you can’t change your nature in some ways. You can develop and learn. I’m much more relaxed about some things.”

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 “That was generally one of my strengths in the past, maybe I calmed down even more.”

Is 2021 going to be a new start for Sebastian Vettel?

Without a doubt, Vettel seemed to be almost crushed at Ferrari, especially when Charles Leclerc arrived on the scene and began to show him up. Obviously, the 33-year-old’s confidence tanked alarmingly and things only got worse for him. As a result, a change of environment was probably just the ticket he needed.

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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

The big question is, can Sebastian Vettel rediscover his form in 2021? Admittedly, this will not happen overnight, but it will definitely be a gradual process. All that he needs to do is tackle every race one step at a time and gradually progress from there.

The Aston Martin team may not be a top-tier team, but Sebastian Vettel will be focusing on developing the car. He and the team have pretty lofty goals, and the outfit also has the likes of Lance Stroll on the team. Admittedly, both drivers got off to a sluggish start at the Bahrain Grand Prix. However, they will want to forget all that and focus on the next race at Imola.

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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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