“He doesn’t seem motivated”- Damon Hill comments on Sebastian Vettel’s prolonged poor form, claims he is not that motivated anymore.
Sebastian Vettel is among the greatest Formula 1 drivers; his dominance with Red Bull was exceptional at the start of this decade. Still, he hasn’t managed to replicate it amidst Mercedes’ unending dominance.
Even at Ferrari, he was always a step behind the Brackley based team, and in the end, he had a harsh end to his career at Maranello. Thus, former World Champion Damon Hill feels the German racer is demotivating.
“I think Vettel was destabilized at Ferrari. I think that there were political aspects that undermined his confidence and that ultimately affected his driving,” the 1996 F1 world champion told Sky Sports F1.
“He missed opportunities, it is true, but there were also great performances. I think Sebastian can still give a lot, and if he has an opportunity to be competitive and to fight for victory or for a podium, he will do his best ”.
“I hope he has had an opportunity to regain his self-confidence,” added Hill. “Sometimes, I look at him, and I think he doesn’t seem motivated and confident, and that’s a little bit of a worry.”
Sebastian Vettel aims to build a legacy at Aston Martin
The four-time world champion recently talked about the prospect of joining Mercedes as they may seem to approach a transition pretty soon. But for the 33-year-old F1 driver Aston Martin is his priority.
He feels that he has a duty to fulfil the newly established venture in the near future and aims to build something. Thus, he doesn’t think he would be looking for a shift anytime soon.
Meanwhile, Otmar Szafnauer also believes in the dead of Vettel, guiding Aston Martin to successful years ahead, as it steps up its investments.