“Who will be more important to the team – Vettel or Seidl”- Former Formula 1 driver tips two men to differ in McLaren Vs Aston Martin.
In 2020, Racing Point (now Aston Martin) Vs McLaren for the third place was by far the most interesting competition, as the other spots more or less were confirmed by the last part of the season.
This year also both teams have made significant improvements, as Aston Martin has hired Sebastian Vettel to lead the team. Whereas, McLaren have resorted to Mercedes’ power unit and hired a marquee driver in Daniel Ricciardo to replace Carlos Sainz.
Therefore, Ralph Schumacher has claimed that the brilliance of either Vettel or Andreas Seidl will be the difference between the two teams this year. “I have great confidence in both of them,” the German told F1-Insider.com.
“McLaren took the right step with the Mercedes engines. Aston Martin took the right step to get Sebastian Vettel, who now has to prove that he has been sold below the value at Ferrari in recent years.
“For me, Andreas Seidl is one of the best technology managers in Formula 1, I think very highly of him. It will be exciting to see who will be more important to the team – Vettel or Seidl.”
McLaren got a stronger lineup
Eddie Jordan then adds weigh in to the discussion and claims that the inconsistency of Lance Stroll could spoil the brilliance of Vettel. Meanwhile, the duo of Ricciardo and Lando Norris is a better partnership.
“McLaren will find its way back to past strength in the future,” he told F1-Insider.com. “I think 2022 will be a big hour. Vettel must absolutely perform this year and prevail against [Lance] Stroll. Lance can be very fast, but so far he has lacked consistency.
“McLaren is better staffed in terms of driving. Ricciardo is one of the best and Norris is a super talent.”