Sebastian Vettel’s Greatest Off-Track Asset Which Aston Martin F1 Can Exploit

Published 01/25/2021, 7:17 AM EST
Formula One, F1- Scuderia Ferrari racer Sebastian Vettel (R) and his trainer Antti Kontsas (L) COURTESY: GETTY


After Sebastian Vettel experienced quite a tough time in 2020 with Ferrari, he will be having a fresh change of scenery this year. His new team will be hoping to squeeze every ounce of the German’s championship winning pedigree.

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The drive at Aston Martin also offers him a shot at redemption after the worst season of his career. Naturally, the German will be immersing himself in Lawrence Stroll‘s project. While they made their intentions clear in 2020 by making quite a significant step in their development, Vettel’s sheer space can send them into a different stratosphere alongside the other top dogs of F1.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 01: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari walks to the drivers parade before the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 01, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

And it is not just his on-track performance that will add value to the British outfit. His addition to their lineup alone sent ripples down the paddock. Other than bringing tons of marketing potential and an ardent fan base, he brings humility and work ethic in abundance.

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From helping the on-track marshals to clean up the debris to helping his mechanics with the work on the car, his gentle down-to-earth behavior is a hit among his crew members and the F1 community in general. Even after a disastrous campaign with Ferrari, he did not let his guard down once.

This will be a welcoming sight for the people at Aston Martin. For a team that loved Sergio Perez as one of their own, they would not want to move on to a cocky, washed-up F1 star. The team of ‘pure racers’ preach humility and togetherness, so Vettel fits perfectly into their puzzle.

Sebastian Vettel enjoys a long working relationship with his press officer and trainer

The 4-time World Champion is fiercely loyal towards the people he’s been working with. And that includes his Press relations manager, Britta Roeske. She began her work with Vettel during his Red Bull days and has been with him ever since. So, she will most likely follow Vettel in his new venture at Aston Martin after the German assuringly said, “Of course she is. If I continue she continues.”

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SUZUKA, JAPAN – OCTOBER 13: Pole position qualifier Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 13, 2019 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

The same could be said for his highly passionate trainer, Antti Konstas. He has been helping Vettel stay in top physical and mental condition since his formative years in F1.

All of these points to the strong working relationship that Vettel forms with his crew members. So, that will stand to serve Aston Martin in good stead, who may have got the bargain of the decade in hiring his services.

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Bharat Aggarwal

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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