Sebastian Vettel Looking Forward to Aston Martin F1 Switch as ‘You Can Trust Them’

Published 01/01/2021, 8:15 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel before the match Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason


Sebastian Vettel recorded the worst season of his career last season with Ferrari. The German joined the Maranello based team in 2014 and raced with them for six years. He now moves on to Aston Martin, who are making a comeback as a Formula 1 constructor after six decades.

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However, The German would have hoped for a different circumstance for leaving the red team. He ended his chapter with them finishing P13 of the standing with just 33 points and a single podium; A massive downgrade when compared to the P5 position with 240 points in 2019.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2020 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the garage before practice FIA/Handout via REUTERS

As he moves on to the next chapter of his Formula 1 career, the former champion talks about the anticipation of working with Aston Martin. “It’s more a matter of curiosity,” said the German on the new project’s success.

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“I’m extremely excited about the project and I’m really looking forward to it. Nobody can give you guarantees, but the term curiosity already contains a lot of positive energy. And you can trust them,” he further added.

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Sebastian Vettel on the importance of trust

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Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari had a few public disagreements this season. As a Formula 1 driver, trust in both the car and the team is essentially important for a powerful performance. The German admitted that feeling a part of the team is extremely important.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel waves as he walks on the track ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

He said, “Because you want to achieve something together and don’t want to be left alone. Since trust is the staple food for. The opposite would be mistrust. And then the path that you want to take together would be very, very far away.”

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Aston Martin and Sebastian Vettel are both looking for a comeback in Formula 1. Racing Point had a successful season last year and will hope to improve on that performance. Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel will hope to get a car that will help him get back to the podium wins soon.

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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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