Sebastian Vettel ‘Wants to Have Fun Again in F1’ Reveals Aston Martin Team Principal

Published 02/05/2021, 5:03 AM EST
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY: Pole position qualifier Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


The four-time F1 world champion, Sebastian Vettel, has already met up with his new colleges at Aston Martin ahead of the upcoming season.

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Aston Martin team boss, Otmar Szafnauer, mentioned in a recent interview that Sebastian Vettel just wants to have fun and his definition of enjoying himself is to be the most competitive on the F1 track.

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Sebastian Vettel is exactly what the team expected, says Otmar

In an interview with SkySports, the team boss said, “It was great. Sebastian is exactly what we expected him to be. He is highly professional, a four-time Formula 1 World Champion, and you can see why.”

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2020 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel arrives at the Yas Marina Circuit Hamad I Mohammed/Pool via REUTERS

“He works incredibly hard, has great know-how and knowledge. And wants to understand everything and constantly develop himself further. With this, he wants to improve all aspects – the team, the car, the performance.”

“He wants to have fun again in Formula 1. And fun means in this In case he is competitive again and feels good,” Otmar concluded.

Redemption for the German star

After spending six years at the Scuderia team without much success, the German left them for the newly rebranded Aston Martin for the 2021 season.

Moreover, having a Mercedes engine powering them and the experience of a former world champion in the car gives the team a shot at the championship.

Their newest recruit would partner up with Canadian driver, Lance Stroll, son of the team owner Lawrence Stroll.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)

Moreover, the entire fan base of F1 is already excited about seeing Vettel in his new green overalls.

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Those fans would have to wait till the 28th of March for the Bahrain Grand Prix. That is when the lights go out and the cars would be zipping around once again.

Who would you be supporting for the new season?

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Arpit Gomes

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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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