Vettel first time in service at Aston Martin
Start of work for Sebastian Vettel with the new team. On Tuesday he paid his first visit to Aston Martin at Silverstone.
Before the first virtual test drive, there was a meeting with team boss Otmar Szafnauer and the technical director Andy Green, followed by a seat test in the new, future green racer. This is important so that Vettel’s seat can be custom-made so that the four-time world champion sits comfortably and has a good view. The car does not yet exist, but the monocoque can already be adapted to the pilot.
However, Sky expert Ralf Schumacher warns: “There are still some deficits in the team. You can’t turn a cow into a tiger overnight. You have to tame the tiger first. “
Schumacher, however, also admits: “I am glad that he has a team that stands behind him again.”
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Ex-Formula 1 driver and DMSB President Hans-Joachim Stuck also reckons with the team of Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll with a Vettel back in top form. Stuck to ABMS: “I think he will feel more comfortable at Aston Martin. He is being courted more and there he can certainly achieve top performance again. “
The former DMSB President emphasizes: “Sebastian has certainly not forgotten how to drive. I thought it was cool when he got Leclerc to be his teammate who ironed him. I also know the feeling when a youngster shows you where to go. ”However, it is then important not to give up. With his third place in Turkey and the overtaking maneuver on Leclerc in the last chicane, Vettel has proven that he can fight. “The fact that Sebastian has motivated himself to beat him again is already strong,” says Stuck. “Compliment.”