Ex-Formula 1 driver Timo Glock reckons Sebastian Vettel will be pondering whether he "still wants to do this to himself" after a disastrous return to action at the Australian Grand Prix.
Having missed the first two rounds in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia with COVID-19, Vettel endured a miserable comeback at Albert Park, made up of incidents and costly crashes.
Aston Martin departed the venue as the only team yet to score a point in 2022 – the second campaign of their five-year plan to become a title-challenging force.
Glock: I can imagine that Vettel will lose patience
Given Aston Martin's current situation, Glock has predicted "a tough road for the whole team" as the season develops, and reckons serious questions will be forming in Vettel's mind before the next round in Imola.
"I can well imagine that Vettel will lose patience at some point, because he knows how long it takes to get out of such a low," Glock is quoted by Speedweek.
"That's why the question is whether he still wants to do this to himself.
"Now we have to wait for the next races to see how he can motivate himself and what he then decides for his future."
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It was not just Vettel who endured a difficult weekend in Melbourne, with his teammate, Lance Stroll, also getting caught up in several incidents – including a bizarre qualifying clash with Nicholas Latifi.
"The only ones who can be commended are the mechanics, who knuckled down to get the cars back on the track time and time again," added Glock.
"Both Vettel and Stroll had a completely out-of-sorts weekend with numerous mistakes.
"Especially Stroll's completely unnecessary accident in qualifying with Latifi – something like that simply can't happen."
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