“Was in the pits for a lot of time”: Szafnauer says Vettel’s adaptation slower than expected

Aston Martin participated in several meetings with FIA during the Imola race weekend.

The Lawrence Stroll-owned team declared that they were ready to go for legal action over the 2021 aerodynamic rule change. Both Aston Martin and Mercedes have a belief that the new rule was implemented against ‘low rake’ car concepts.

Various rivals on the paddocks condemned the discussions, but that did not stop team boss Otmar Szafnauer to have a word with the governing body.

“We had several meetings with the FIA,” he revealed.

“We are trying to understand in order to make sure everything is done properly and impartially,” Szafnauer added. “Our negotiations are still ongoing but will be able to give more detailed comments in a few days.”

Meanwhile, Szafnauer said Sebastian Vettel is facing problems adapting at Aston Martin. These problems aggravated during pre-testing.

“Sebastian was in the pits for a lot of that time, otherwise I think his process of adaptation would be at a different stage now,” he said.

“I think Sebastian is ok. I know that he expects a lot from himself but he’s not getting down – he just wants to get into the rhythm as soon as possible,” he concluded.

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