2020 was not a good year for the German Sebastian Vettel in the F1, something that was reflected with the 13th position he achieved in the World Cup. To that was added his controversial disassociation from Ferrari and the uncertainty about his future, which ended once Racing Point got rid of the mexican Sergio Pérez and hired him to be the one star pilot of Aston Martin, such the new name of the team.
A few days before the start of the 2021 tournament, the four-time Maxima champion is happy with his present, mainly because of everything that represents being part of a brand that returns to F.1 after more than six decades.
"Although I have competed for four Formula 1 teams and for many years, starting a new season with a new team still gives me a sense of excitement", assured Vettel, who debuted with BMW Sauber, achieved his first triumph with Toro Rosso, won his four crowns with Red Bull and achieved two runners-up with the Scuderia.
“As a driver, I have always been attentive to the category and this team has constantly impressed me with what they have been able to do without the biggest budget. So when Lawrence (Stroll) and Otmar (Szafnauer) approached me last year and explained what their ambitions were, I immediately felt very motivated to join the team. "added the pilot in the framework of the presentation of the Aston Martin AMR21-Mercedes.
"I love motorsport history and Aston Martin is one of the great names of the past, so it's fun to be a part of their return to F1 after a 61-year absence."Vettel admitted.
“I haven't driven the car yet, obviously, but I think it looks great. I really want to get him out on the track. I'm also looking forward to working with and getting to know everyone on the team better, including my teammate Lance (Stroll). Without a doubt, we will make a great effort to achieve good results together and have fun doing it ”, the German star culminated, what a harvest 53 wins in 257 Grands Prix.