Sebastian Vettel Will Be Aston Martin’s “Hero,” Predicts Ex-F1 Champ Rosberg

Published 02/17/2021, 1:37 AM EST
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JUNE 09: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari talks in the press conference after the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Sebastian Vettel had his worst F1 season last year with Ferrari. He claimed only 33 points and finished in the P13 position. The German moved on to Aston Martin for 2021 as many believe it to be a step towards retirement; however, Nico Rosberg has a much different opinion.

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The former F1 champion talked about F1 racing in an interview. He talked about his motorsport racing as a whole, the drivers, and Formula E. He also gave his opinion of Sebastian Vettel and what the 2021 season looks like for the German.

“Sebastian needed a change. He was in a negative spiral at Ferrari, which was no longer a nice experience in the end. I am happy that he has now found a new opportunity.”

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – OCTOBER 27: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

“At Aston Martin he will be the hero again and will be celebrated. With a success he can be the same again. He’s still one of the best of all time,” Rosberg explained.

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The quadruple champion brings immense experience and knowledge to the team. Team principal, Otmar Szafnauer, shares that Vettel is already involved with the team and helping Aston Martin with the process of making a comeback after six decades.

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari prepares to drive in the garage before the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

“He has already instructed our race engineers on which data he needs to help us with the car set-up. He’s already helped us to improve the ergonomics in the cockpit. For example, where the switches should go and how they should be used to make the car easier to operate,” he explained.

Aston Martin has stated earlier that they are excited to host the multiple world champion. Vettel, at the same time, is looking forward to making a comeback. After a woeful 2020 season, the German’s fans are waiting to see the champion rise again.

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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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