The six-time GP winner Ralf Schumacher takes the four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel under protection: «Sebastian was not embarrassed; it is rather his Aston Martin racing team that is embarrassed. “
Sebastian Vettel has not been able to score points in the Aston Martin since rank 5 in Belgium. To be precise, the gift of fifth place in Spa-Francorchamps (the order of qualifying corresponded to the finish line) is the only points drive of the four-time Formula 1 champion in the past nine races!
Instead of regular top ten placements, there are bankruptcies, bad luck and breakdowns, as recently in Turkey, where the Heppenheimer took full risk and was the first driver to use dry tires. After a few hundred meters it was clear: a mistake. Sebastian came back to the pits and grabs fresh intermediate reels.
Sebastian Vettel is currently on the weak twelfth intermediate place with 35 points, Aston Martin is seventh in the constructors’ championship and thus miles away from the goal of becoming third in the premier class.
Ralf Schumacher does not believe that we will see the big turning point in 2021. The 46-year-old Formula 1 expert of the German Sky takes his countryman under protection: “I defend myself against the representation that Sebastian was embarrassed. It is rather his Aston Martin racing team that is embarrassed. ”
«Aston Martin does not seem to be able to develop further, although they have a very close cooperation with Mercedes. Of course, the fact that you have hired a lot of new employees could also stand in the way. ”
The six-time GP winner Schumacher (fourth place in the World Championships in 2001 and 20002) fears that Vettel will no longer be able to do miracles. «I don’t think we’ll see Sebastian often in the top ten in the last six World Championship races; unless there are start-up accidents like in Budapest. Aston Martin is definitely behind McLaren and Ferrari, even Alpha Tauri is faster, so this will probably be a tough last World Cup part for Sebastian.”