It becomes clear: The top stars are in the back of the list. Logical reason: If you start from far ahead, you will do fewer overtaking maneuvers. Sochi was an exception at Verstappen: He passed a competitor 15 times because he had to start from the very back after changing the engine.
It won’t get any better in 2021 either. His Aston Martin is just average. In the World Cup, the team is still in seventh place behind Alpine and Alpha Tauri. The underbody rule changes have slowed the Mercedes copy from 2020 significantly. Now Vettel is hoping for next year. He has extended his contract with the English team by one season.
Reason: In 2022, completely new aerodynamics and chassis rules will come. Vettel wants to take advantage of that. “I believe in the strength of our new and growing team,” says the Heppenheimer. “The changes are so big that they mean a fresh start for every team. This is a great opportunity for us. “
Then maybe he will soon be way up in the championship standings again and not just in the table of the best overtakers.