Ferrari's last season for Sebastian Vettel did not go well, but ahead of his debut for Aston Martin, the German says he has come to terms with last year's events and turned a new page. As early as 2019, Sebastian Vettel was not what he expected, only to find out last year and before the postponed first race of the season that Ferrari would not extend his contract with him.
Some believed that this could actually have a good effect on the German's performances, that he would do a better season relieved, but that did not happen. During 2020, he was usually far slower than his teammate Charles Leclerc, which is best evidenced by the number of points won.
At the end of the season 98 for Leclerc and only 33 for Vettel.
Vettel is focusing on the present
The four-time world champion found his place for the new season in Aston Martin, and during the presentation of the AMR21 car, he could not avoid the topic of a very bad last season.
Seb claims he left that behind. “Clearly I’m not happy with how last year looked in terms of performance and my performances in general, but I think I’ve come to terms with that and I don’t regret anything,” Sebastian points out.
"I know it was not in line with the standards I mostly followed. I’ve never cared too much about what people think, say or write, which is why it’s important to me that I’ve come to terms with it. I am really looking forward to this year and of course, I have very, very high expectations.
” Many will say the Aston Martin team should be a less stressful environment for the driver than the always tense atmosphere at Maranello, but Vettel does not accept the thesis that he will be under less pressure this season, mostly because of his own expectations.
"I always put a lot of pressure and expectations in front of me, so nothing changes in that sense. The satisfaction you feel when you go through a goal knowing you did a good job, then you are your first and best judge.
I don't expect that to change, "Vettel said. “If you are talking about pressure, I would be very happy if I have tons of pressure and have the opportunity to fight for the title." "For us, this year is a different situation in which we find ourselves.
The challenge is great and we accept it. We want to master it and get out of everything better than we think we are. The best way to do that is to go step by step and concentrate on the things that are in front of you, and not bother with the bigger picture. ”