“That is what his mission has to be now”: Former teammate sets target for Vettel over next few races

Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel has had a tough time in the sport recently. His last season at Ferrari eventually saw the team lose patience in him and end a 6-year association.

There was a sense of excitement when Vettel was announced to be an Aston Martin driver for the 2021 season, but he has not enjoyed the greatest of starts.

His former teammate Mark Webber feels that the German needs to find his best form soon since the sport is very unforgiving and even the best of drivers are not offered an extended run.

Webber believes Vettel is happier at Aston Martin, but he needs to ensure that he gets some positive results very soon.

“I think he’d be happier at Aston Martin – certainly be happier Monday to Friday. But what’s the stopwatch doing? That’s the biggest barometer and he knows that better than anyone,” Webber said.

“Because it doesn’t matter what your name is or your trophy cabinet has been, every year in Formula 1 you’ve got to deliver and he knows that as well. So the next six or seven races are going to be crucial for him.”

The entire start to his professional life with Aston Martin was nothing short of a disaster for Vettel. He experienced problems throughout pre-season testing and his qualifying session only made matters worse.

The German received a penalty for a collision with Esteban Ocon and started the race in last position.

Webber believes that Vettel still has time to bounce back from this blip and that he should not allow it to dictate the entirety of his career at Aston Martin.

“He’s his toughest critic. He’s going to be really hard on himself. It’s easy for this stuff to snowball out of control. And that’s what his mission has got to be now is to make sure this doesn’t snowball out of control.

“He’s an extremely old dog in terms of new tricks now. So it’s a lot down to him.”

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