Vettel: Turn Eight at Istanbul Park is always fun
Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel is eagerly awaiting the next 2021 Turkish Grand Prix in hopes of repeating his 2020 performance there, but in green this time.
The four times F1 The champion recently extended his contract with Aston Martin by one year, after speculating that he might consider ending his impressive top-flight career. However, Vettel still seems to have a passion for F1 and 2022 will be his 16th as a Grand Prix driver.
Previewing the Turkish Grand Prix with his team Aston Martin, Vettel is hoping to repeat his performance from last year with Ferrari, where he secured a solid third place after starting 11th on the grid in mixed conditions.
“One of the most rewarding challenges in Istanbul Park is trying to take the flat turn eight,” he said. “It’s a 260 km / h corner, with a lot of bumps and a blind entry, so it’s always fun.
“I really enjoyed my run in Turkey last year, and I will try to fight again in midfield this weekend,” the German promised.
Teammate Lance Stroll also has fond memories of last year’s race at Intercity Istanbul Park, where he achieved his very first pole position in a wet qualifying session. His run was not as spectacular as he lacked the pace in dry conditions and finished ninth.
Nonetheless, Turkey 2020 remains memorable for the Canadian, he said: “My first experience in Turkey last year gave me one of the best moments of my career when I took pole position before lead the rounds on Sunday.
“These experiences have shown how difficult the track can be. Grip can be hard to find, but it’s a constant challenge. I can’t wait to go back and aim for points, ”he concluded.
The team will be looking to get decent points in Turkey, hoping their drivers don’t have another run-in on the track like in Italy and Russia.
Aston Martin has had a disappointing season, which they attribute to this year’s new aero ground regulations. They are currently seventh in the constructors’ standings.