Lawrence Barretto has highlighted Sebastian Vettel’s refreshed ‘sense of self’ at Aston Martin.
Many had written Vettel off after his disastrous final season at Ferrari. However, the four-time champion is proving that form is temporary, but class is permanent. Some of it has boiled down to his move to Aston Martin. He has rediscovered his mojo and has been getting in the points more often.
Famous F1 journalist Lawrence Barretto weighed in on Vettel’s resurgence and highlighted his refreshed self at Aston Martin.
“When he mentioned on team radio in Monaco that one of his eyes felt like it was bleeding, his mechanics had an eye-patch waiting for him as a joke,” Barretto wrote.
“Similarly, when a lot of the team weren’t sleeping properly in Austria, Vettel – who has long given mementos and gifts to his colleagues – gave them all cushions with his face on them.
“It’s a relationship that is bearing fruit – and has aided his transition into the team.”
Change of air
Vettel’s dream move to Ferrari in 2015 became a nightmare over his five-year stay with the team. He had to settle for second place on quite a few occasions, with his worst season coming in 2020. At that time, Ferrari had slumped to sixth in the Constructors’ Championship, with Vettel having his worst-ever season.
His move to Aston Martin couldn’t have come quicker. Finally, the German was at a time that made him feel wanted. Subsequently, he has become happier in the paddock, playing pranks and also supporting his team. The results have also come in very well.
Vettel scored Aston Martin’s first podium at Baku, in a stunning drive from out of the points to P2. Before that, he had already taken an astonishing P5 finish at the Monaco GP. As it stands, he has 35 points, which is more than what he achieved during the entirety of his last Ferrari season.