“January I am going to throw myself into the project”- Sebastian Vettel on joining Aston Martin from Ferrari at the start of 2021.
Sebastian Vettel was announced as the new Aston Martin driver for the 2021 season back in September, as his exit from Ferrari was confirmed much earlier.
With the clarity ahead for Vettel, he has now decided to swiftly adapt into the modus operandi of his new team. Hence, in a recent interaction, he has said that he will join the project by January or February, with the season coming to an end this month.
“Obviously, 2021 should be similar in terms of the cars to this year,” he told MotorsportWeek. “But I think it will be a big challenge for me to get on top of everything so come January, February I am going to throw myself into the project and to make sure I have understood all of the things that are there to be understood before the driving, the testing and the racing starts.
“I don’t think there’s one particular thing [to get to know] or one particular person, to be honest. I think it will be getting to know the whole team, the rhythm, their working, trying to establish the differences and trying to contribute to making things better.”
Will be hard to bid goodbye
As for his looming exit from Ferrari, Vettel admits, despite the tough times recently, it will still be tricky to say goodbye. “In the end, it’s like a relationship,” he explained.
“I will miss the people. Obviously, the spirit, the idea, the legend of Ferrari. I’ve obviously been a fan since I was a small child being inspired by Michael [Schumacher].
“But I think when you are part of it and you get to know the people, you get to see behind the scenes, I think it’s going to be the people [that I miss].
“The good news is that I will still see some of them regularly next year even if it’s in a different way but still, the people will remain.”