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Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin tuned AMR21 to less extreme Vettel style

The team’s technical director Andrew Green explained how they had adapted the car to the German driver after he joined from Ferrari at the end of last season.

Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 2021
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Aston Martin technical director Andrew Green has said that the team faced no issues in adapting its car to the arrival of Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari given the German’s “less extreme” driving style compared to the departing Sergio Perez.

Vettel joined the rebranded British team at the end of last season, replacing Perez who went to Red Bull, and will race alongside team owner Lawrence Stroll’s son Lance Stroll in the AMR21 in the brand’s return to the F1 grid after a 61 year absence.

"He does have his own personal driving style," Green explained of Vettel.

"But that’s no different to the driving style we’ve seen from other drivers, and I’d say not as extreme as the driver he’s replacing, who had a very extreme driving style that was very difficult to get right at all tracks. It shone on certain tracks and not on others.

"I think Seb’s style is a lot less extreme, and we have the tools and the capability to tune the car to suit him for sure. We’ve already started working on that, we’ve been working on that on the simulator for the last month and he seems very happy with the direction that we’ve taken, so no problems there."


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