“It’s just small stuff”- Sebastian Vettel explains that there are a few new changes which he needs to get used to before avoiding errors.
Sebastian Vettel has gone to Aston Martin to build a powerhouse team and his legacy, but in Bahrain, we got to see nothing as it was touted during the whole off-season.
To reason out his struggling performance in Bahrain, he has pointed out small changes from his usual routine that affected his performance, and he now believes in relearning things.
“It’s getting to know the people, that’s one thing, to understand what they mean. Obviously, many different things to talk about the car – the steering feels different because it’s a different unit,” he said,
“Every Formula 1 car has a power steering, but everyone is set up different because it gives you a different impression. When you drive, you’ve got the wheel in your hands, and that’s the feedback you get.”
“The car has a different philosophy. It’s a different team, a different car, so it drives a bit differently; it wants to be driven differently. It’s a different power unit, but without going into detail because I don’t think it’s fair to compare in public.”
“Naturally, these things are different, and they take a bit of getting used to. It’s a different environment inside the car as well, just in terms of comfort.”
“The pedals are a little bit different, and the seat is a little bit different. It’s just small stuff, but it’s the amount of all those small things put together that are cumulative.”
It needs to be fixed and addressed demands Sebastian Vettel
Vettel also clarified that having a Mercedes power unit is not everything, and it is also about covering the other technicalities and the weak areas that have to be addressed.
“It’s true the power unit is a Mercedes, and Mercedes supply the gearbox,” added Vettel. “Still, it’s installed into our car, so there are a lot of components that mix at some stage.”
“We need to get to the bottom of it. Ultimately it will be more on one side than the other, but it doesn’t matter. It needs to be fixed and addressed. You obviously work together because whatever we acquire from our side, we still need to put it in our car and make it work.”