Racing Point chief insists Vettel can 'find his mojo' at Aston Martin

‘He is not in a great place at the moment in his head… we are the best team at turning drivers around’: Racing Point chief insists team can help Sebastian Vettel ‘find his mojo’ in 2021 when he leaves Ferrari for their new-look Aston Martin 

  • The 33-year-old German has endured a disappointing season with Ferrari 
  • Technical director Green is confident Vettel can rebuild his confidence
  • He also believes the German can help establish Aston Martin as a F1 force

Racing Point are confident four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will rediscover his best form when he joins the team next year. 

Vettel was last month confirmed as an Aston Martin driver for the 2021 season after Sergio Perez revealed he was leaving the team.

The 33-year-old German has endured a disappointing season with Ferrari, collecting just 17 points from 10 races.

Racing Point believes Sebastian Vettel (above) can rediscover his form at the rebranded team

Vettel had been in talks with Aston Martin, who will rebrand from Racing Point in 2021, for several weeks after becoming a free agent and is now set to team up with Lance Stroll, the son of Lawrence Stroll – a co-owner of the team.

And Racing Point’s technical director, Andrew Green, is confident Vettel will be able to rebuild his confidence with the team. 

‘I think we can help Seb,’ he told ESPN. ‘I think he is not in a great place at the moment in his head, he has lost his mojo a little bit, and I think we are the best team at turning drivers around and getting them back in their sweetspot. So I think we can really help him.

‘We are very driver focused. We take a lot of time to understand our drivers and work with them and form a really strong relationship and bond with our drivers. That helps to nurture them and for them to feel comfortable and secure, and not worry that things are going on behind their back.

Vettel will join Aston Martin, who will rebrand from Racing Point, for the 2021 season

‘We take out all the politics and it just allows them to focus on driving the car as quick as possible, and I think we can get Seb back into that place.’ 

Green also believes Vettel can help the new team win races and compete for the championship.

‘He’s going to bring a completely new dynamic to the whole team,’ Green added. ‘It shows a measure of intent from Lawrence [Stroll, the team’s owner] about where he wants to take the team and what he wants to do with it — and that’s a really strong statement.

‘But he is a multiple world champion and he is going to bring a methodology of working that we haven’t seen before and that’s what we want. We want someone who has been there and done it and can show us what it takes to start winning races, what it takes to win championships.’




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