Sebastian Vettel Seeking Time “to Really Get up to Speed” at Aston Martin F1

Published 03/15/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Sebastian Vettel put in his laps for pre-season testing in Bahrain as he prepares for the 2021 season with his new team. However, the four-time world champion still thinks he needs time to adjust to his new machinery.

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The German spent six years behind the wheel of a Ferrari and now with a new team, he might need time to settle in with Silverstone based team and get used to the AMR21.

In his debut season for Aston Martin, the 33-year-old will drive alongside Lance Stroll. The talented drivers hope to perform their best and take the team to the next level in the upcoming championship.

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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 needs to be patient while getting to know his new car

The German said, “We still have to learn a lot about the car, as far as the setup is concerned. But you can’t do everything in just three days of testing. The others are in a similar position.”

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

Vettel added, “Even if you got through without any problems, you can’t do everything in a day and a half Learn about the new cars and the new tires. It will take time to really get up to speed – with some more, with others less.” (translated via Google)

The ex- Ferrari driver feels the power of a German engine

The Aston Martin team will have a Merćedes power unit for 2021. Vettel gave his impression of the engine and how can it help them in their hunt for the title.

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The 33-year-old said, “That’s mostly for me to get up to speed. But obviously, in terms of performance, everybody knows the strength of the Mercedes engine, so on that front, we don’t have an excuse. I’m looking forward to it.”

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

Vettel hopes to redeem himself in the upcoming season. In 2020, the German only scored 33 points, which saw him finish 13th in the driver’s championship. Aston Martin gives him the chance to show that he still has what it takes to be in F1. What do you expect from the four-time world champion as he begins his new chapter on the grid?

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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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