“The car looks really fantastic” – Sebastian Vettel has been left impressed with the Aston Martin AMR21, as he looks forward to his first season with the team.
Sebastian Vettel will be making his debut with Aston Martin this season, and he looks up for it. Speaking to the Italian edition of Motorsport, Vettel had high praise for the AMR21. The four-time champion also spoke about the ethos of his new team, as he moves on from his disappointing campaign with Ferrari.
“I’m thrilled, the car looks really fantastic. It’s a completely new car for me, a different philosophy. I spent a lot of time with the engineers trying to familiarise myself with its characteristics, not only on the technical front but also studying the team’s procedures, so I hope it doesn’t take long to get to be perfectly in tune with the team.
“I found a very enthusiastic group with a great spirit and always in a great mood. It’s difficult, however, to be able to make evaluations with the simulator because each system is different, but at least I have an idea. It’s a project at the beginning of its journey. We know there is still a lot of work to be done, but there is no lack of enthusiasm.”
To new beginnings.
— Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) March 5, 2021
Sebastian Vettel reveals his favorite for the title
The answer is obvious – Mercedes. Aston Martin looks like a strong outfit but might have to wait a year at least to win the title. Alternatively, they would do a Brawn GP and win a title this season itself, shocking everyone.
“Regarding our chances, we know the favorites are still Mercedes. After a winning streak like theirs, it couldn’t be otherwise and you have to be realistic – we are at the beginning of a new team project and we have a lot of time ahead to grow.”