Vettel Confesses Getting “Grumpy” If He Doesn’t Perform

Published 05/25/2021, 8:56 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 6, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea


It looks like Sebastian Vettel is finally starting to find his feet with Aston Martin. After finishing outside outside points at every race this season, he scored his first points with team at the Monaco Grand Prix, securing an impressive P5 finish. So, looks like Seb’s grumpiness is finally going away!

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The four-time world champion did make it into Q3 for the second time this season and set the eighth fastest lap times on the grid.

Thus, Vettel was pleased with his performance and feels that he is improving in his new car. He now looks to improve further and score even more points with the Silverstone-based team.

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Sebastian Vettel knows he is grumpy when he doesn’t perform as well

Speaking alongside Mark Webber, as quoted by PlanetF1, Vettel said, “Sometimes the criticism is justified and sometimes it’s not.

“Obviously, I have a very different view on some things because I get to see the full picture from my performance and rest assured, and Mark [Webber] knows this, I am very grumpy if I don’t perform at the level I want to perform at.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

“I’ve not had a great time but I think there has been a trend where it’s got a little better and I just have to work on that,” Vettel concluded.

The German extremely pleased with his Monaco race

Seb’s performance in Monte Carlo came as a sigh of relief to his fans and his teams, but most of all, to Vettel himself. After enduring a horrid season and Ferrari and a poor start to his campaign with Aston Martin, the German was overjoyed to his see hints of his old self returning.

Speaking to RacingNews365, he said, “I am very happy with my fifth place, a great result for the team that scored points with both cars. The result is largely due to the men at the pit wall who made the right choices and that we had the speed at the right time.” (Translated from Dutch via Google)

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Now with new confidence and self-belief in himself, the German hopes to carry on such performances throughout the season.

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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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