Vettel Explains Why He’s Relishing the F1 Challenge of Monaco Despite Aston Martin Struggles

Published 05/18/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Sebastian Vettel is yet to make a mark with Aston Martin this season. With zero points from the first four races, the German has struggled to get the car in the top 10, despite their exceptional performance last season.

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Ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, Vettel shared his two cents on the iconic race. He mentions the progress made by the team in Barcelona, and his excitement going into the weekend.

Sebastian Vettel is “excited for the challenge of Monaco”

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The Monaco weekend is one of the most iconic races on the F1 calendar. Some of the greatest drivers in F1 history have won in Monaco, ranging from Ayrton Senna to Michael Schumacher.

A two-time winner himself, Vettel is excited for the challenge that is the Monaco Grand Prix. The German also outlined what the team will focus on this weekend.

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)

He said“We know that our race pace has often been stronger than our single-lap pace, so we’ll be focusing extra hard on that all-important qualifying performance this weekend.

“I’m excited for the challenge of Monaco – there’s no other track like it.”

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Vettel feels the team made an improvement in Spain

Although Vettel finished P13 in the Spanish Grand Prix, he feels the team made an improvement in Barcelona. The four-time world champion feels such improvements will help them in the season that remains.

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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 16, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during practice REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The German said, “There’s a long season ahead, and the new parts we ran in Barcelona felt like an improvement and are helping us to move forward. The goal is to build on that in Monte-Carlo.”

While Vettel has won in the famed street circuit, he’s far from that situation at the moment. He will hope his experience helps him put in a strong position to score his first points of the season in Monaco.

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Can the “improved” Aston Martin deliver in Monaco? Or is another struggle on the cards for the 33-year old?

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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