Is Aston Martin even getting Newey for Vettel?
Vettel continues to follow in the Ferrari. At Aston Martin, that should change in 2021 – and why Vettel is again following in Schumi’s footsteps
Sebastian Vettel (33) starts in the Tuscan GP, Ferrari’s 1000th GP, only from 14th position, while his team-mate Charles Leclerc is fifth.
“That is a firmly cemented difference,” says RTL expert Christian Danner. “Leclerc is faster than Sebastian. It’s bitter and doesn’t do you good. “Vettel himself admits:” I have to fight this weekend. “The trend does not speak for Vettel.
Company founder Eddie Jordan remembers his early days with Michael Schumacher at AUTO BILD Motorsport: “Michael was incredibly fast. And not only that: He complained during training that something was wrong with the clutch. But I was a bit short on cash and thought the old one was still holding up. But she didn’t. Michael was pissed off. I can imagine that Vettel would have reacted similarly. ”
Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer adds: “With Aston Martin and a little financial support, a new factory and 20 percent more staff, we have an infrastructure with which we can attack. That is why a driver like Sebastian, who has experience from four world championships and 53 races, can only be an advantage for us. “
Whether Newey comes or not: Aston Martin can also give Sebastian Vettel a lot. First and foremost, the feel-good factor that he misses so painfully at Ferrari.
“I don’t think he has forgotten how to drive,” said Szafnauer. “We all need a little love sometimes – especially when you’re mentally pushing the limit all the time. It will be our job to put our arms around him and show him what this team is about. And I think he will blossom with us. “
In addition: Vettel will drive a Mercedes engine for the first time in his Formula 1 career in 2020, the most powerful unit in the field. Michael Schumacher could not benefit from its superiority at Mercedes until 2012. Maybe Vettel can at least overtake his idol in this respect.