Sebastian Vettel Debunks Lance Stroll Relationship Myth at Aston Martin F1

Published 12/20/2021, 10:26 AM EST
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


The 2021 F1 season ended with Red Bull winning their first title since 2013. The last world champion with Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel, finished 12th in the drivers’ standings this season with the Aston Martin team. Vettel left Ferrari at the end of the 2020 F1 season to join the Silverstone-based team.

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The German is one of the most loved drivers in F1 because of his human qualities and on-track heroics. Even though many believe that Vettel’s best racing days are behind him now, his experience makes him one of the most lethal drivers on the grid. He bagged a much-deserved P2 in Baku along with many points finishes this season.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 6, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel wears a hat on top of his cap as he celebrates on the podium after finishing in second place Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

More recently, in an interview with German website Blick, he reflected on his debut season with the team. He discussed his future with the team among many other things.

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Sebastian Vettel shares a good relationship with Stroll

The Aston Martin team will go ahead with the same driver line-up for the 2022 season as well. Vettel shares the seat with Lance Stroll, son of team owner Lawrence Stroll. The Canadian has put up some impressive performances for the erstwhile Racing Point team in the past three seasons.

In the latest interview with Blick, Vettel shared candid thoughts about his relationship with his teammate. When asked if he had any problems with the 23-year-old as his father owns the team, Vettel answered in disagreement.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 21, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll pose with basketball player Fabricio Oberto in the paddock ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Brian Snyder

“Not at all. We have a professional relationship. And the team works like that too, has been bringing in a lot of employees for the new start for months,” said the German as reported by Blick.

“There is a great atmosphere of optimism. I like that and I also enjoy driving on. New things have always motivated me,” added the four-time world champ.

Vettel is happier now than he was at Ferrari

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The German was with the Red Team for six seasons between 2015-20. He finished second behind Lewis Hamilton in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. However, the much-expected title did not come with the Italian team for Sebastian Vettel.

When he was asked about the drastic change of teams and how he is taking it, Vettel had an optimistic answer to it. “Well, my departure from Ferrari may have been a little weird. In that regard, I am happier now than I was before. But I never want to miss my time at Ferrari,” said Vettel as reported by Blick.

“Even if my planned great successes did not materialize there. We wanted to be world champions,” he added.

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Notably, Vettel won the Crypto.com Overtake Award for most overtakes this season. However, the fans want to see him gunning for championships again. With new regulations in place, he would hope to take a big step forward in the next F1 season.

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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