That is why Vettel chose Aston Martin
Sebastian Vettel changes from Ferrari to Aston Martin (still Racing Point). The 33-year-old signed a contract beyond 2021. His motivations.
Vettel’s commitment to the premier class sounds emotional and rational at the same time: “I still have so much love for Formula 1 and my only motivation is to drive at the front of the field. Doing this with Aston Martin will be a great privilege. “
From 2021 Vettel’s teammate: Lance Stroll
There he was again, the Hessian Seb, who had fallen in love with motorsport when he and his father Norbert were waiting for Michael Schumacher’s Benetton on the long straight through the woods of the Hockenheimring in the early 1990s. And who can still be amazed at the fascination that his sport can exert.
“The cars are louder than I thought,” said Vettel later. At such a moment he must have known: I don’t want to do without that. Not yet.
In the press release announcing Vettel’s arrival at the British, the team lists the German’s successes. A list of arguments for a hag. And a list that shows: The Heppenheimer is Aston Martin’s new 007, the top agent who is supposed to bring the sports car manufacturer to the top of the premier class on a secret mission. Vettel is again at the center of a team. Where he belongs, where he sees himself, and where he has not been at Ferrari for two years.
“Sebastian brings a fresh mindset to the team,” says the press release. “He knows how to win at the highest level. His commitment is a clear statement of our ambition to establish ourselves as one of the most competitive teams in this sport. “
Vettel is the savior again. Even the fact that his new teammate Lance Stroll is the owner’s son doesn’t have to cause him any sleepless nights. Lawrence Stroll is a father, but also a businessman – with the will to achieve great success. And he also knows what another team boss has observed: “The car is already better than its two drivers this year.” DTM boss Gerhard Berger even believes in AUTO BILD: “With Vettel at the wheel, Racing Point 2020 would have won a race . “
The fact is: in 2020 the pink copy of the Mercedes used car from 2019 is at least faster than Vettel’s red goddess. Copying the world championship car from Brackley cost 400,000 euros and 15 points – but Racing Point does not have to dismantle. The opponents have withdrawn all protests against the RP20. For the benefit of Formula 1. And in the end also for the benefit of Vettel. Because that means: His mobile pedestal will still be good in 2021 because further development was severely restricted after the corona pandemic.