Vettel Pleased With Aston Martin’s Updates After Monaco Performance

Published 05/26/2021, 5:28 AM EDT
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

After a rough start to his new chapter at Aston Martin, Sebastian Vettel has finally managed to score his first F1 points this season. The German is happy with the progress of the Silverstone-based team and looks forward to improving on his form.


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The four-time world champion showed glimpses of improvement during Saturday’s intense qualifying session. He made it into the third round of qualifying and set the eighth fastest lap of the circuit.

On the main day, right when it mattered, Vettel showed what he was capable of doing and proved his critics wrong. The German driver came fifth and scored 10 points, his first ever for Aston Martin this season.


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Sebastian Vettel admits to small update that helped him during the race

As quoted by, Seb said, “If you go out and have a good feeling straight away, then you can build on that. I was one of the fastest in the first 20 minutes of free practice and immediately felt very good in the car.”

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

“That stayed the same. In the second free practice, you can attack more where you have to.

“A very small update. That certainly didn’t hurt,” Vettel concluded.

The German won’t feel grumpy anymore after Monaco GP

With Vettel finally finding his feet at the Monaco GP in the British racing green car after a horrid season with Ferrari and a poor start to his season, the German finally seems happier with himself.

Speaking to Channel 4 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.


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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

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

The 33-year-old German would like to further improve on this form and score some more points for his team in first season. He would hope for a similar result in the upcoming race at Baku.


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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.