Sebastian Vettel Not Yet Fully Comfortable With 2021 Aston Martin F1 Car

Published 03/23/2021, 10:15 AM 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 signed up with Aston Martin to help the team make a successful comeback to the Formula 1 grid. After the horror that was brought on by the 2020 season, Sebastian Vettel will hope to find his way back to his former championship-winning self soon enough.

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However, Sebastian Vettel did not have the best of starts with the team during pre-season testing. As a result, the German fell 100 laps shorter than the original plan. As the season opener inches closer, Vettel offers his two cents onf what the Bahrain Grand Prix might look like.

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)

“It’s going to be a bit of a learning curve in these first few races: for me, it’s a new team – I’m still getting to know everyone, still understanding how the AMR21 wants to be driven, and familiarising myself with the team,” said the German driver.

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It’s no secret that Sebastian Vettel had a horrendous 2020 season with Ferrari. He could only manage a mere total of 33 points with barely 1 podium to his name. In Aston Martin, the German hopes to get a car that will help him get back to his glory days.

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“I’m very excited to be at the start of that journey in Bahrain this weekend. The conditions were very interesting during testing – high winds made it quite tricky to drive – and we know that tyre degradation is always a key factor here. It should make for an exciting race,” he shared.

Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 12, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Sebastian Vettel’s experience is his biggest ally this season. It will be critical to see how much time the German takes to adapt to and understand the new car. The sooner, the better for Aston Martin and their German driver.

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After an unimpressive testing weekend, Vettel will hope that the team deals with the issues identified last weekend as the season kicks-off on March 28th, 2021. Do you believe Vettel will regain his mojo this season?

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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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