Four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel jerked himself a bit: “I’m the old man in Aston Martin.” Despite an unsuccessful mission to win the world title with Ferrari, Vitel is full of fire.
What Fernando Alonso did not achieve, Sebastian Vettel also did not achieve: became world champion with Ferrari. Fernando Alonso came to Ferrari as a two-time champion along with Renault (2005/2006). But in 2010, 2012 and 2013, Paradise could not find three places – of all people, Sebastian Vettel, who later succeeded Maranello, stood in front of the sun. At the time, Apple was in service of Red Bull Racing and won four titles in a row (2010 to 2013).
Vettel came close to a tremendous combination of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes in 2017 and 2018 – both finishing second in the World Cup. Then it went down: Fifth in the 2019 World Cup, with anomalies along with separation from the Italians, the last season in red was really to be forgotten, ranking only the 13th World Cup final.
While Vettel was sometimes at a loss as to why Charles Lecler was able to outrun Ferrari, critics like ex-GP driver Martin Brundle questioned Sebastian’s motivation and complained about the terrible weaknesses in the duel.
The 53-time GP winner (Final Success: Singapore 2019) sang his time at Ferrari as follows: “We had set ourselves the goal of winning the world title, but we didn’t make it. It’s honest to speak of failure. It’s the fact. Doesn’t change that we faced strong competition. This cannot be an excuse. But I don’t want to look back anymore.
“I have started an exciting new chapter in Aston Martin. I want to settle here and find my way with the team, I want me to move forward with the team. It’s hard to tell where this is going. Over the years, the team has finished fourth in the World Championships at some point, and did not fall to third place in 2020. So we have to aim for third place in the Constructors’ Championship.
Vettel made fun of himself: “If I sit next to 22-year-old Lance Stroke, of course I’m an old man.” The older relative is: Heppenheimer is only 33. The Old Man and more – Vettel each indicates that criticism rolls him over: “I don’t care what people think or write. It’s my own standard that matters.” But this is a four-time world champion Will secretly harass that he is accused of retiring mentally or losing an edge in a duel.
It is somewhat ironic that two former Ferrari stars Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel are trying to bring a breath of fresh air to their GP career in 2021 – Alonso makes a comeback with Alpine as his Formula 1, Vitel green for him I hope Aston Martin.
But does Vettel still have something extra that not only puts Aston Martin on the podium, but also to shine in the autumn of his Formula 1 career?
Vettel admits: “It is no secret that in 2020 I was not happy under certain conditions. So I am looking forward to the upcoming season with Aston Martin. Everyone is in a real sense of optimism, everyone is feverish in anticipation, very enthusiastic, I think it’s fantastic. “
Aston Martin technical director Andy Green has experienced Vettel like this: “He was fully fit, and had an immediate relationship with the team. Not only is he a sweet boy, you can also feel his vast knowledge. And it is very interesting to experience closely the way you do your work. This thinking of a champion is exactly what we wanted him to do. I am confident that we will manage to get the best out of Sebastian Vettel. ‘
In fact, we have so far experienced a relaxed Sebastian Vettel full of enthusiasm for action. Can Heppenheimer develop better in 2021 because Aston Martin is not a pressure cooker like Ferrari? Because expectations are not the same with Ferrari?
Vettel says: “There is not always a direct connection between pressure and pleasure. I believe that you can have fun even under pressure. Especially since the biggest pressure always comes from yourself. How do I help Aston Martin It is important for me, it is important for me to do well. I don’t think I have to prove anything to anyone in Formula One. “
«You also have to look forward. Our world is developing very fast. This also applies to racing. I know – if I skip the Formula 1 stage, I will quickly forget. It is always like this. On the street, ask a 15-year-old man who is Juan Manuel Fangio. Nobody knows now. I don’t mean to sound selfish, but it’s all about my team and me. In this game, you will only be judged on the most recent results. Past titles and victories do not protect you from people who identify you only as mediocre. it’s just that.”
Provisional formula 1 calendar 2021
March 28: Sakhir, Bahrain
18. April: Imola, Italian
02. Mai: Portimo, Portugal
09. May: Barcelona, Spain
23. Never: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 6: Baku, Azerbaijan
13. June: Montreal, Canada
27 June: Le Castellet, France
4 July: Spielberg, Austria
18 July: Silverstone, Great Britain
August 01: Budapest, Hungary
29 August: Spa, Belgium
5 September: Zandovort, Netherlands
12. September: Monza, Italian
26 September: Sochi, Russia
03 October: Singapore, Singapore
October 10: Suzuka, Japan
October 24: Austin, USA
October 31: Mexico City, Mexico
07. November: Sao Paulo, Brasilin
21. November: Melbourne, Australian
5 December: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
12. Dezember: Yes Marina, Abu Dhabi