WATCH: Sebastian Vettel Jokes About the “Biggest Difference” Between Ferrari and Aston Martin

Published 03/26/2021, 11:33 PM 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


In 2021, Sebastian Vettel begins his new life at Aston Martin Racing. Ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, Vettel and teammate Lance Stroll spoke to the media in a press conference. One of the questions pertained to how the German driver was adjusting to life at Aston Martin. In addition to that,  Vettel was also asked about the difference between Aston and Scuderia Ferrari.

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He admitted that being in Aston Martin was more akin to Red Bull than being in Ferrari. Vettel joked, “Beans for breakfast, rather than just a short espresso. That’s probably the biggest difference. Baked beans, no pizza.”

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On a more serious note, Vettel is thrilled to race for his new team.

After a nightmarish stint at Scuderia Ferrari, Seb will be seeking redemption. Admittedly, it would be foolhardy to think that he could fight for wins right off the bat. However, he will try and focus on building the team from the ground up.

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Can Sebastian Vettel perform well for his team?

Truthfully speaking, the 33-year-old has the capability to fight at the sharp end. Also considering that Aston Martin’s predecessor, Racing Point finished fourth in the 2020 championship. As a bonus, the team notched up a win with Sergio Perez in Bahrain 2020. Suffice to say, Aston’s star is rising and Sebastian Vettel could be the man to help them grow even further.

At the same time, he can also help teammate Lance Stroll grow as a driver. Granted, Stroll has a bit of experience, but he is still fairly young and has the capacity to learn and grow even further. With Vettel helping him and acting as a rival, the Canadian can certainly be hard-pressed to push his limits.

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Meanwhile, Vettel himself will also have a massive confidence boost. Compared to a team like Ferrari, the environment will be less stressful for him. Additionally, both drivers will have free reign to push each other to improve and develop the team. For the moment, Vettel is concentrating on this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Admittedly, he could only muster 12th in FP1 and 14th in FP2. Hopefully he should pick up the pace in FP3 and in qualifying.

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