Formula 1 – Ralf Schumacher: Sharp criticism of Aston Martin
“I think there are a few areas in which we have to work,” the German hinted meaningfully afterwards. According to How To Cars information, the team is aware of the unfortunate situation. The car not only moves up and down, but also reacts uncontrollably with oversteer and understeer. Vettel is said to have already known what to expect during the test drives. Even more: Experts were already horrified after the presentation of the pot-bellied Aston Martin.
The statement shows that there is a structural problem behind the bad car. One reason why team boss Otmar Szafnauer gave up in exasperation at the end of 2021.
F1 expert Christian Danner also adds: “The previous Aston Martin team was a small and efficient racing team. If you inflate it with a lot of money, it doesn’t necessarily get better.” But the worst of all is an owner who constantly interferes. “Then it becomes really problematic. And Papa Stroll isn’t exactly known for being particularly sensitive about it.”
According to Danner, Vettel should now even “consider whether he shouldn’t extend the corona infection beyond Jeddah (Formula 1 will be driving in Saudi Arabia next weekend; ed.).”
However, the Austrian does not believe that Vettel will give up in view of the almost hopeless situation. “He now definitely has the realization that the car is far behind,” admits Wendlinger. “It was even weaker than last season and it will definitely be difficult to get out of there. But I believe that after his recovery he will come back and do his best.”
Wendlinger’s word in Vettel’s ear…