After several years spent at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel join Aston Martin this chapter. The quadruple world champion had a hard time adjusting to his new mounts, which were less forward-leaning than the other single seats on the grid. However, Vettel’s pace has improved in recent events, beating his best result of the season. Fifth place in the streets of Monaco followed by a podium in Azerbaijan.
The German driver’s arrival at Silverstone also had internal repercussions. As emphasized by Otmar Szafnauer, Team Manager, Vettel’s technical background, combined with a great memory, allows for more in-depth analysis at the time of debriefing.
When asked about this, Safnawar said: “[Les retours] More detailed than before and much longer. But while we can talk until we lose our breath, we need to focus on arranging the things to discuss. The memory of Sebastian in the lap is absolutely wonderful. He remembers every little detail at every turn. This is probably the most detail I’ve heard from the pilot. He also talks about every aspect of the car, the powertrain, the ergonomics…whatever he talks about, we work on the fix afterwards.”
Vettel’s podium in Azerbaijan finished a streak of eight grand prix without finishing third. However, he was eliminated in the second quarter, and the German was the author of an impressive comeback which Szafnauer attributed to a combination of several factors. “[Vettel] He gets more used to the car, he gets more used to the team. [Bakou] Perhaps it was a circuit that favored us a little. Racing conditions helped us. But the speed was there, we passed Pullman [Charles Leclerc, ndlr] On the road.”
Aston Martin’s first day at the French Grand Prix wasn’t too happy, but Vettel and his teammate Lance’s Outing The afternoon session ends in 15th and 16th places on the schedule. According to the team manager, ranking progression over the rest of the weekend is solely dependent on AMR21 settings.
“Our start wasn’t as good as we could have done, the balance isn’t quite right yet.”, It is to explain. “No rider has ever found the right setup and their laps have been chaotic. When the balance isn’t quite right, you expect rough laps, it’s a bit like a treadmill. Right balance, driver feels more confident, drives better and does good laps.”