“Tries Not to Look Too Sinister” – Ex-F1 Driver on If Vettel Should Continue His F1 Career

Published 08/25/2021, 7:04 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 5, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel after qualifying REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


Sebastian Vettel had a rollercoaster ride with his new team, Aston Martin, this season. The four-time world champion had a troublesome start but was quick to find his feet in the new car after securing P2 at Baku. But the German’s excellent form went away as quickly as it came.

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Meanwhile, the former Formula 1 driver, Ralf Schumacher, believes his fellow compatriot, Sebastian Vettel, should continue in the sport until he decides not to risk his life anymore.

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What did Ralf Schumacher say about Sebastian Vettel ?

As quoted by the F1 Insider, when asked if the four-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel should continue in Formula 1, Ralf Schumacher said: “Yes. You can see the smile at the races when he drives in front.”

“He also tries not to look too sinister when things are not going well. The fire is guaranteed to still burn, you could see that.” (Quotes translated via Google)

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – June 24, 2021. Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel walks the track ahead of Steiermark Grand Prix REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger.

“But only he can answer the question himself. How long does he want to get up in the morning and risk his life, especially if he can only drive around in midfield?” added Schumacher.

Aston Martin wouldn’t be able to make a championship-winning car next year: Schumacher

With new car regulations to come into force from next season, the teams on the grid have commenced developing next year’s machinery. Meanwhile, when asked if Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin have a big chance in 2022 if all teams have to start over, Ralf Schumacher replied: “Yes and no. The problem is that the structures don’t change overnight.”

“Rumor has it that a lot is happening in the background right now. There are some on the team who haven’t fully understood this redesign.”

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021. Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel before the race Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna.

“One thing is certain: they have always been a compact group that managed to achieve a lot with a small budget. Suddenly there was money, but they weren’t picked up. Now you are also bringing in new people. In Formula 1 it just doesn’t work in a year.”

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Can Sebastian Vettel register another podium to his name in the second half of the season? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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