“Sebastian’s debriefs would take about two hours – we’d be half an hour in and he’s simply accomplished the formation lap and examined his drinks bottle.” That was Pink Bull boss Christian Horner’s recollections of working with Sebastian Vettel when he spoke to F1 Unscripted with Heineken final 12 months. And Aston Martin Workforce Principal Otmar Szafnauer has revealed the same expertise of working alongside the detail-oriented four-time champion this 12 months.
Horner, talking with F1 Unscripted with Heineken host David Coulthard, went on, relating to Vettel’s debriefs: “The element he used to enter in recounting each stage of the race, each stage of the tyre, it was method an excessive amount of info for us to be even capable of digest… Mark [Webber] would take about quarter-hour to do the whole race.”
And requested about working with Vettel on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix – the place the German took a stupendous P2, for Aston Martin’s first ever podium in Method 1 – Szafnauer, like Horner, revealed how Vettel’s thoroughness had affected the crew’s method of working.
“Sebastian has expanded the best way we do issues,” mentioned Szafnauer, when requested how Vettel’s expertise was shaping the dynamic between him and crew mate Lance Stroll.
“Lance isn’t a rookie, he’s been with us for some time now and there’s a superb dynamic between Lance and Sebastian. Sebastian does have extra expertise and the best way we go about debriefs now has modified a bit… [and] not simply Lance however the whole crew have embraced that.”
2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel’s sensible podium
Vettel failed to attain at any of the primary 4 races of 2021. However having completed fifth in Monaco, adopted by second in Baku, it’s now Vettel – behind Azerbaijan Grand Prix winner Sergio Perez – who has scored probably the most factors of any driver within the earlier two races.
And Szafnauer mentioned Vettel’s progress in latest races was merely a logical development, as he will get increasingly snug in his Aston Martin AMR21.
“He was getting higher and higher [before Monaco],” mentioned Szafnauer. “I shouldn’t say higher and higher, however increasingly snug within the automobile… [and] I feel it’s a development of little steps. It’s a logical incrementalism to get to the height.
“We’ve all improved in our course of somewhat bit, in the best way we go concerning the weekend,” he added. “We’re all studying, Lance too, and we’ll raise the crew collectively.”