Sebastian Vettel Didn’t Use a Manager While Negotiating Aston Martin F1 Deal: Szafnauer

Published 02/06/2021, 6:10 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 01: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari walks to the drivers parade before the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 01, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Aston Martin is making a comeback to Formula One after six decades, and safe to say, they’re holding all the right cards. Four-time World champion Sebastian Vettel will be in the driver’s seat for the newly-branded Silverstone-based team, racing with a Mercedes-powered car.

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The German has already been to the team’s factory in the UK for a seat fitting and is quite motivated to help the team and himself find success in F1.

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Aston Martin at the front of the line to sign the four-time world champion

When Ferrari had announced that the German will be longer continue with them, Racing Point, as it was known before, was in the lead to sign the four-time world champion.

MONZA, ITALY: Second place qualifier Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks on from parc ferme during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The ex-Ferrari driver doesn’t have a manager and hence works alone but does however seek advice from Helmut Marko, who suggested that he should take a year off and wait for a better opening at a team that helps him fight for the title.

In a recent interview with SkySports when asked how they negotiated when trying to sign him, Aston Martin boss, Otmar Szafnauer said,

” No, it was Sebastian’s decision and we worked with him, personally.

“That was only very late in the decision-making process. Sergio Perez did a great job with us. That’s why the decision is great fallen late at the end of last season”

Vettel has arrived at the newly-rebranded team as Sergio Perez’s. He will partner with Canadian driver, Lance Stroll, for the upcoming season of Formula One.

A chance at redemption

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)

Vettel had quite a disappointing 2020 season with Ferrari, and many might say that it was his worst year since he joined the sport. So, after six unsuccessful years, Ferrari ended their partnership with the German.

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Aston Martin will be powered by a Mercedes engine, and to have a driver like Sebastian would be a recipe for success. Not only will that give the team an opportunity to make a remarkable comeback, but it would also allow the German to regain his respect and glory in the world of F1.

Fans are still wondering if he has still got what it takes to be in F1, and it’s only a matter of time to see the German driver in his new racing overalls, answering that question.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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