Sebastian Vettel: There Are Sure to Be Things That I Did Wrong

Published 01/04/2021, 5:26 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Sebastian Vettel will embark on a whole new chapter after a horrid 2020 season. The four-time F1 champion joins Aston Martin F1, a racing project that has caught people’s attention in recent times.

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In the 2021 campaign, Vettel will definitely be bound by objectives and expectations. Naturally, he has to step up and deliver, considering criticism has been leveled at him in his last couple seasons at Ferrari.

Speaking in an interview, the 33-year-old German talked about criticism and whether that has reduced his confidence a little bit. Despite it being frustrating, his focus lies on accepting everything as a part of life.

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Sebastian Vettel has assessed why he was unable to utilize his abilities

Vettel stated, “When you are self-critical, you always have doubts. But I have not forgotten how to drive, but rather analyze why I was not able to use my abilities one hundred percent.” (translated via Google Translate)

“Of course, sometimes you stand in your own way. There are sure to be things that I did wrong.”

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel before the match Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason

Only midway in the 2018 F1 season did Vettel suffer a sharp dip in form. However, with a new team and beginning, the experienced German has to find a way of unlocking his lost potential and getting his mojo back.

“Sometimes the access, sometimes the way you talk to people, sometimes the things you see as a priority. As frustrating as it may be at the moment, I think it’s all part of life,” concluded Vettel.

The four-time champion can rediscover his form in the new season

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Despite an overall dismal season, Vettel had a reason to celebrate with a podium finish in Turkey. Swerving through a rain-affected track that day, he showed all his experience to seal a P3 ahead of teammate Charles Leclerc.

Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in action during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Tolga Bozoglu

With a much better car at Aston Martin, it is not incomprehensible to see him battle at the front of the grid rather than at the back of it. 2020 was evidence that the car looked solid, powered by the Mercedes engine.

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So, with Vettel’s racecraft, excellent results could now become a frequent affair.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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