After a disastrous debut for Aston Martin, Sebastian Vettel is excited to get back to work as the F1 season resumes in Italy this weekend.
The German was hit with two penalties and finished 15th in Bahrain - a result he will want to forget in a hurry as he continues to adjust to life with his new team. Now with his sights set on Imola, Vettel is feeling good after an extra week of rest ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
“I’m excited to get going this weekend," Vettel said via an Aston Martin press release. "It’s been good to have that little bit of an extra gap between these first two races – this year’s calendar won’t always be so forgiving – but that just gave us an extra opportunity to look at the data and understand where we need to improve the AMR21.
"As a track, Imola is a very different challenge to Bahrain: it’s a track that you can really attack, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Teammate Lance Stroll is also keen to get things back on track after a disappointing race in Bahrain. Although the Canadian earned a point by finish 10th, he is treating Imola as a fresh start.
“As a team, I think we all wanted more last time out in Bahrain, so we’re all treating Imola as a fresh opportunity," Stroll stated via a press release. "We’ve seen that there’s a bunch of teams that are all extremely closely matched – so getting out of the blocks cleanly and running smoothly in every session will be vital if we want to make a difference.”