“Whether You Count That or Not”- Sebastian Vettel Isn’t Thrilled About Winning This F1 Award

Published 10/30/2021, 3:31 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Kenzo Tribouillard


Sebastian Vettel might be going through a rough patch in his first year at Aston Martin. However, every cloud has a silver lining, and for Vettel, that is having the most overtakes this season.

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Unfortunately, the four-time world champion isn’t as enthusiastic about this award as fans expected him to be. Nevertheless, the German is happy that he is progressing.

Sebastian Vettel isn’t keen on the most overtake awards

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The sport of Formula One is always innovating, and this year with its partnership with Crypto, they came up with the most overtakes award; the man leading the list is Vettel. And while he isn’t thrilled about winning it, he is satisfied with the progress he has made so far this season.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during practice REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

As quoted by Motorsport, Vettel said, “Whether you count that or not, ideally you can’t beat everybody and win all races throughout the year. Of course it’s fun to transition, but it’s not always easy. It feels good when you do it.” (Translated via Google Translate)

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Can Vettel bounce back in Mexico?

The 34-year-old driver had a lackluster outing in Austin for the United States Grand Prix. The German driver finished a disappointing tenth place finish and earned himself a single point.

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Now with a week off from F1, Vettel will be hoping to bounce back at the Mexican Grand Prix. With five races remaining till the end of the season, the German driver is hoping to make the most in his first year with the Silverstone-based team.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 21, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference FIA/Handout via

Currently sitting 12th in the drivers’ championship with thirty-six points, the German driver would hope to pick some more at the upcoming Mexican GP.

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What are your predictions for Vettel as he prepares to zip around the Mexican track this season? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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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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