Sebastian Vettel has re-emerged as ‘number 1’ at Aston Martin, according to former German boss Dr. Helmut Marko.
Sebastian Vettel has returned as ‘number 1’ at Aston Martin, according to German former boss Dr. Helmut Marko.
The Ferrari adventure ended badly for him last year, but Vettel then also began to struggle in 2021 as he adapted to life at the wheel of the Aston Martin.
In Monaco and Baku, however, Vettel began to find some of his old fast form. In Marko’s words, it was “Vettel as we know him” as he stood on the Baku podium.
“It was great to see him on the podium, but above all to see his passing. The fights with Gasly. The first round,” he said.
“I am very happy that this turning point has been achieved in a relatively short time. I hope this is the case for him on other circuits as well,” Marko told Auto Motor und Sport.
Finally, as Marko’s difficult relationship with Mercedes and also Lawrence Stroll-owned Aston Martin continues, the 78-year-old could not resist a joy over billionaire Stroll and his son Lance.
“Vettel is number 1 on the Stroll team, which Dad probably doesn’t like much,” Marko said without a doubt, referring to Lawrence.