But the Heppenheimer is going to the GP Mexico this weekend (Sunday, 8 p.m., Sky) with a good feeling. In 2018 and 2019 he finished second. “I come back with fond memories,” he says. “The atmosphere is incomparable. The stadium backdrop alone with the award ceremony is exhilarating. “
For Vettel himself, it’s about a possible tenth place in the World Cup. The Hessian is currently twelfth with 36 points, ten points behind Esteban Ocon and 22 behind ex-arch-rival Fernando Alonso (both Alpine). A lost season for Vettel? Not at all.
“We decided early on to focus on 2022,” he admits. “But I’ve learned a lot with Aston Martin this year and that will benefit us in the coming season.”