“It is not about the fancy looks or the expensive designer chairs” – Sebastian Vettel on transitioning from Ferrari to Aston Martin this season.
Sebastian Vettel has finally made his much-awaited move to Aston Martin, with the launch of AMR21 done and dusted. He had a torrid time in Ferrari last season, as he finished outside the Top 10. This term, the German looks energized as he explores the possibility of a fifth title in the sport.
“The team is still growing and things are different here. It is not about the fancy looks or the expensive, designer chairs in the office but more about the work done behind the scenes and from what I have seen the people are very capable and very talented. It’s the first time in the last one or two years that they are getting the oxygen to breathe.”
“It’s not a secret that at stages last year I was not at my happiest, I know it wasn’t to my standards but I am very much at peace with it. This year I am very much looking forwards.
“I think I have another world championship in me. It has been in me before and it was a big relief winning the first one and knowing you can do it. Since then, I don’t see why it is not there anymore. I am not too old and I still have a long time in me.”
We’ve been dreaming of this day for so long we don’t want it to end. But this is just the beginning.
— Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) March 3, 2021
Aston Martin looking for a winning revival in Formula 1
The Aston Martin F1 outfit raced in 1959 and 1960, with no success whatsoever. On the comeback trail, and with heavy investment by Lawrence Stroll, the British team is confident of a title in the next five years. But, for Vettel, this could happen much earlier.
“Formula One is changing and maybe you don’t need those three to five years anymore. Maybe it will shrink and the hope is that everyone will be closer to the top and not just finish on the podium because the guys at the front retired or crashed.”