Sebastian Vettel ‘Incredibly Determined’ to Make Aston Martin ‘Even More Successful’

Published 01/08/2021, 2:50 AM EST
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari walks in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


After a rather painful season with Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel will drive for Aston Martin in 2021. The German and British racing team are eying a comeback. Vettel had a really underwhelming season as Aston Martin comes back to the grid after six-decades.

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Sebastian Vettel finished the 2019 season in P5 as he claimed 240 points. A year later, the German fell out of the top 10. He claimed mere 33 points and managed only a P13 finish in the championship.

After his last season with Ferrari, Vettel is excited to start his new chapter with Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team. “I can’t wait to start working with Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team.”

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“There’s so much for me to discover over the next few months and I’m incredibly determined to help make this team even more successful. Before we know it, we will be at the first race, seeing this famous name back where it belongs. I’m proud to be part of this journey,” he said.

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MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: 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 on September 1, 2018 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Aston Martin will drive with a Mercedes Power unit, arguably the most powerful unit on the grid. After facing Ferraris’ engine woes, Sebastian Vettel is really looking forward to driving the Mercedes powered car.

“Of course I’m mega-excited to see how it [Mercedes power] feels,” he said.

While many fans of the sport have all but lost hope in Vettel, his new boss feels differently.

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“He knows how to win World Championships. I am sure we will learn lots from him, which is why we have hired him. We will give him the support structure he needs in order to feel comfortable in the team and start performing at the levels we know he is capable of,” said the team boss, Otmar Szafnauer about Vettel.

The German has conquered four world championships with Red Bull. He moved to Ferrari to live his dream of winning a championship with the Maranello team but failed to deliver. Vettel fans are eagerly waiting for his return to the top.

Do you think Aston Martin will help him back to the top of the podium? Or has he truly lost his groove?

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Let us know in the comments down below.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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