Sebastian Vettel has been struggling with his new Aston Martin car. The German has revealed that his teammate Lance Stroll will be driving a car with a “different specification” this weekend at Portimao.
The four-time world champion spent Friday practice trailing behind Stroll, whose father owns the team.
When Vettel was asked how it feels to be behind Stroll, he revealed the difference in their cars.
“Not really,” he told Sky Deutschland. “He has a slightly different specification this weekend, which was clear in advance.
“I hope that he can make a step forward with it,” Vettel added.
Former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher, however, claimed that this is not something that is new for the Silverstone based team.
“We already had that last year – Sergio Perez was upset because Lance had a completely different car,” he said.
“But it’s a small team, they don’t have the capacity, they want to save money first and see if it works. That sounds stupid to us, but Lance is also the fastest driver at the moment,” Schumacher added.
“At the moment he is the better driver with the better results and then the worse one has to take a back seat.”
F1 legend Gerhard Berger, who remains a firm supporter of Vettel, said in an interview, “After last season I told him (Vettel) to stop.
“If I was in his position, I would be happy to have been world champion four times and drive a classic rally sometimes or enjoy the other beautiful things that life has to offer,” he said.
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