Aston Martin Cognizant F1, the team Sebastian Vettel is driving for is looking forward to make proper upgrades in their car to avoid any kind of further disruption the German had to face at Imola lately. The team and the driver both faced embarrassment and criticism for failing to repair the brakes that got overheated at the recently concluded Italian Grand Prix.
Sebastian had to start the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix race from the Pit lane as his team failed to do repair the overhead brakes on the way to to Grid. Apart from having a gearbox issue, Vettel also had tyre issue in his AMR21 which had not been refitted five minutes before the pre-race.
— Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) April 18, 2021
Talking to the Media, Otmar Szafnauer, the Aston Martin team boss conveyed, “It was not his fault at all that we, unfortunately, burned his rear-brake ducts, the cake tins, and it was so close to actually replacing them on the grid without having to start in the pitlane, and then the penalty. We will bring some upgrades, but not in Portugal, soon thereafter. The next race [in Portugal] it will be new cake tins and brake ducts at the rear.”
Sebastian Vettel has very high expectations of himself, thinks Otmar
The 56-year-old Romanian further asserted on his team’s German driver “I think he’s fine. I know he has very high expectations of himself, and he will work tirelessly to get better and move up that learning curve. He’s not beating himself up, so to speak. He’ll take that bitter frustration and be even more determined to get up to speed quickly.”
— Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) April 19, 2021
Sebastian currently stands at a rather unfortunate and shocking P17 with 0 points in the two races in driver’s standings. Aston Martin managed to amass just 7 points and is at P5 in the Constructor’s Championship.
The Formula One fans and pundits expected the British giants to score big this season with Vettel in their line up. However, they have pretty much failed to live up to the expectations. It’ll be interesting to see how they cope up with more 21 races to go this season.
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