“Check out all the Bond girls to see which one is the best match”- Sebastian Vettel on naming his new Aston Martin for the 2021 season.
Sebastian Vettel is all prepared to compete in Formula 1 with the newly introduced Aston Martin. Just like every year, the German is going to name this new car.
This time, he has suggested that he select a name from the ‘Bond’ girls, as he is contemplating playing around the Bond theme and believes that the name James would be too obvious.
“The problem is I don’t know yet,” Vettel said at Aston Martin’s AMR21 launch. “James would be a bit too obvious, but you know I’m thinking about it and playing around with the Bond theme.
“But it’s a fun thing, and it’s always been a female name, so check out all the Bond girls to see which one is the best match. I was going to say we should meet them all, but some of them are the age of my grandmother.”
Revenge is not on my mind.
Vettel’s final chapter with Ferrari finished on a sour note, and this year his Aston Martin would be battling against them in a midtable battle. Speaking about it, Vettel has no revenge planned against his former employers.
“It doesn’t do the trick for me. It will feel good if we do well,” he said. “Obviously, we want to finish ahead, but we want to finish ahead of all of them. So it doesn’t matter what colour is behind us, it matters who’s in front of us.
“I don’t look at it as a sort of revenge type of thing; it doesn’t motivate me.” Moving on, Vettel also talked about the possibility of his retirement and confessed he considered it last year.
“Obviously, last year, I gave it some thought, but I think it’s all a bit far away still. But definitely not seeing myself on the pit wall. Or even worse, jumping up and down the paddock [as a pit lane reporter],” he said.
“So I think in this regard, once it’s done, it’s done. I think it’s healthier to move on and do something else. Obviously, racing is a big part of me, but it doesn’t mean that I have to put my face into the camera regularly.”