After five races in the new season and the same number in the new team, the German finally moved away from zero in points. At the Monaco Grand Prix, good qualifications are half the battle, and Sebastian Vettel placed his Aston Martin in the eighth starting position.
However, he did not stop there but managed to progress in the race as well. Clearly, he earned one place before the start due to the withdrawal from the race of his former teammate Charles Leclerc, but with a good driving and wise strategy, he managed to "skip" Lewis Hamilton and Pierre Gasly and take an excellent fifth place.
In four races he acted very uncompetitive, and now in one performance he earned ten points and overtook in the standings his teammate Lance Stroll, who also did a solid race in the Principality, winning eighth place. Vettel was quite satisfied after the race and it seems that winning these points will be an additional motivation for even better results in the future.
Also, the track suited them and it was clear from the beginning that Vettel had something that led him to the desired goal. "It was a good day, both cars won some points. That's what we've been waiting for, "Vettel said contentedly.
“A very important day for all of us, for the team and the people, and also a good message to everyone in the factory. Monaco always has the potential to be a special race, and everything went in our favor this weekend.
” Baku race They are aware that these points are exactly what they lacked and now that they have reached them they could get an even better result in Baku, although the track in Baku is different from the one in Monaco and they will certainly have a much harder job.
"The first points were a matter of time, and the year is long. Fifth place is a very good result for us. We carry those points and hope we can be equally good in Baku." "Again on the street track, although its nature is considerably different.
It's very fast with one long route, but we'll see what we can do. " Sebastian hopes the Monegasque Grand Prix is a good announcement of what’s to come next in the long season. He really needs more performances like this because this was only Vettel's second entry in the top five since the beginning of 2020.