Andreas Seidl has leapt to the defence of compatriot Sebastian Vettel, saying fans can ask to stare “some great results” from the Aston Martin driver this year.
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Vettel ended up with more penalty parts than actual parts on his debut showing for Aston Martin. Three for failing to admire yellow flags in Q1 and a additional two for causing a collision with Esteban Ocon within the race itself.
After a miserable pause to his time with Ferrari, the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix did minute to counsel that Sebastian Vettel can regain back to his ragged great self.
However Seidl, who’s aware of his compatriot very successfully from back in their BMW Sauber days together, is confident that Vettel can stop the rot.
“You have to leave things within the past,” Seidl is quoted by F1-Insider as having told Sport1.
“This was a race weekend that didn’t accelerate so successfully – for the team, too. As a four-time world champion, I already ask him to battle back.
“Sebastian has actually not forgotten how to drive.
“There’s a reason he’s a four-time world champion. He also had really noteworthy races at Ferrari and he’ll have those with Aston Martin, too. I reflect we’ll stare some great results from Sebastian there this year.”
Sebastian Vettel’s collision with Ocon was the latest in reasonably a long line of mistakes from the four-time world champion in wheel-to-wheel combat and Seidl has given his insight into how he would assist his driver following such an incident.
He said: “The single factor we can achieve from the pit wall after a scene esteem that is calm the driver down again and assist them focal point on the essentials.
“First of all, you have to let half an hour pass and let tempers chilly down. Then you have to analyze what happened and take steps if necessary.”
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Sebastian Vettel ‘has not suddenly forgotten how to drive a F1 car’