WATCH: Sebastian Vettel’s Snappy F1 Radio Hints at Disappointment With Aston Martin’s Strategy

Published 06/27/2021, 1:40 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – FIA Press Conference – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 17, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Sebastian Vettel didn’t have the weekend he wanted at the Styrian Grand Prix as he finished in disappointing 12th place. Furthermore, he shared his frustration on the team radio, complaining about the tires.

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However, the German is looking forward to the next race at the same venue in a week’s time and hopes to bag some points for the Silverstone-based team.

Sebastian Vettel isn’t happy how he performed at the Styrian GP

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The 4-time world champion finished the race in 12th place with a lap down. His race engineer informed him about the standings, and with a disappointed voice, Vettel said, “Yeah I saw it read it. Well, the tires were absolutely dead at the end.”

“There’s nothing…. nothing left,” Vettel explained.

The German has had his fair share of heartfelt radio messages, such as coming fifth in Monaco or scoring his first podium for the team at the Azerbaijan GP.

However, this time it was different, as he failed to make an impact in Austria. But Vettel hopes to turn things around when they go racing in a week’s time at the same venue.

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How did the German do in Austria?

It was a poor weekend for Vettel as he only managed to qualify in 14th place, and finished the race in 12th place, resulting in zero points from the weekend.

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Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 18, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during practice REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

However, Vettel is optimistic and is looking forward to the second round of the Red Bull Ring in a week’s time. He will be hoping to bounce back and achieve a better result compared to this weekend.

Do you think the 4-time world champion will redeem himself in next week’s race and bring home crucial points to Aston Martin for the championship? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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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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