“We aim to end the season on a high note”: Sebastian Vettel hopes he and his Aston Martin team will end the year with a good total of points at the Abu Dhabi GP
Sebastian Vettel said the entire Aston Martin team will give their all in the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi.
Vettel joined Aston Martin in 2021 after 6 seasons with Ferrari. It’s fair to say that the 34-year-old has had a very eventful first season with his new team. The British team fell short of expectations for the performance of the car, and Vettel has spent most of the year scrambling in the lower midfield region.
Despite the poor mechanical package, Vettel earned Aston Martin their very first podium. The German driver finished 2nd in the Azerbaijan GP in June. He was also second in Hungary, but was subsequently disqualified due to a “fuel sample problem”.
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Sebastian Vettel said earlier that he hopes his team will end the season on a high. The four-time world champion is excited about the changes to the track layout in Abu Dhabi.
“There have been some big changes at the Yas Marina circuit so it will be like going to another new track this weekend.” he said.
“We can expect much faster lap times, and it will be interesting to see the ripple effect on the tires and the strategy, as well as the changes we need to make to the car’s settings.”
“Once again, we aim to end the season on a high note with good points. Added the former Red Bull driver.
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Lance Stroll to make his 100th F1 start in Abu Dhabi
Sebastian Vettel’s teammate Lance Stroll hasn’t seen the best years either. However, the Canadian driver is set to take an important step in his F1 career next weekend. The 23-year-old will make his 100th start since making his debut in 2017.
The Montreal-born driver said the Silverstone-based team have learned a lot from this “difficult” season.
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“This weekend will be my 100th Formula One Grand Prix.” said Promenade. As this is the last race of the year, it would be perfect to celebrate with a good result to end the campaign in style.
“We have learned a lot this season which will help the team in the future.”
“But we still want to get the most out of every lap on the new track in Abu Dhabi and aim for the points.” concludes the Aston Martin pilot.
Vettel is currently 12th in the drivers’ standings with 43 points, followed by Stroll 13th with 34 points.
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