Formula 1: Is Vettel’s new Aston Martin a Red Bull?
Aston Martin was particularly inspired by the winning Red Bull. As with the RB18, a small step can be seen in the bodywork. The cooling fins also have the same arrangement as on the Verstappen mobile. This means that the technicians also worked under the skin and placed the coolers differently. They were previously horizontal and are now installed at an angle. This in turn saves space and gives the air flow more room.
But one thing is also certain: watching is not prohibited in Formula 1 as long as no data is exchanged. Experts therefore expect a lot from the new Aston Martin. Sebastian Vettel himself curbs the euphoria: “I don’t have any great expectations,” says the man from Heppenheim. “The car looks completely different, but we don’t expect a massive, fast jump. Nevertheless, we believe in the concept.”
Vettel also thanks the technicians who have also converted his car in various night shifts. At first there was speculation that only one car could be completed due to problems with the supply chains. Vettel: “That was a big push in the factory. I am very excited about the performance and the first feeling in the car.”
If that’s a good thing, the AMR22 might get a name from the four-time champion after all. So far there has been no baptism. But the German felt extremely comfortable in the Red Bull from 2009 to 2013…