Aston Martin have had a tough start to the season. While many thought that this would be a grand entry for the team following the signing of Sebastian Vettel, it has been far from the case.
All the team managed in the opening race was a point. Vettel failed to even enter the top-10.
He faced two penalties over the course of the race and even started off in last position following a disastrous qualifying.
Motorsport recently conducted an interview with Vettel asking him how frustrated he was.
“No, but it’s been probably not the best weekend, or the weekend we were looking for,” he said.
“But there are a lot of things that we learned in the race that we need to address.
“We will see how quickly we can fix them. I’m not at home in the car; many things are fighting me so that I can’t really focus on driving.
“I obviously adapt to how the car wants to be driven, but there’s a lot of things that add certain inconsistencies that don’t help. So these things we need to get on top of.”
Vettel was critical of the state of the current Aston Martin car and said a lot of work had to go into it. He said the rhym of the car was missing.
“There are so many things going on still that break the rhythm and make it quite difficult in terms of feeling the car and feeling what I need to do to drive fast. So there’s still a lot to do.
“Yeah, very good, I feel excellent. Obviously, I’m a bit sorry for such a bad weekend because I know how much prep goes in before the start of the season, and then the first race, etcetera.
“On the other hand, it can only go up from here. I think, as I said, we learned a lot of things. It’s a lot of work ahead of us, but it’s what it is, and we have to tackle it step-by-step.
“We tried a lot with the car, with the set-up, and there’s a lot of things that still don’t work the way they should. Once we fix them and get on top of the set-up, and know where the car wants to be fast, I think we can only get better.
“I hope we can fix a lot of it very quickly. I think a lot of the things can be addressed. Some of them on our site, some of them are not. We’ll see going forward.”
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