Sebastian Vettel finished P8 and P11 in FP1 and FP2 at the ongoing Spanish Grand Prix, his pace was not too far off the drivers that finished above him. He also finished above his teammate Lance Stroll, who is the only driver to score points for the team.
At the Portuguese Grand Prix, the team brought only one aero upgrade package, which was put on Lance Stroll’s car. However, Sebastian Vettel has received the upgrade package in time for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel reveals his optimism with Aston Martin F1’s upgrades for the Spanish Grand Prix and talks about the tensed mid-field battle
Sebastian Vettel said, “Obviously it’s different track different conditions, but I think generally felt a lot more at home. It seemed to improve. I think it’s a step forward. So it’s good to tick that off.”
The ‘homely’ feeling seems to have helped Vettel this weekend, with the German finishing within 0.8s of Lewis Hamilton in FP2.
Vettel looks to improve on his P13 finish in Portimao and thinks the new upgrade will help him do so.
Finding themselves 48 points behind McLaren, Aston Martin need to score big points in Barcelona to rejoin the midfield battle. While the upgrades may help Aston Martin, Vettel stressed on the competition that exists in the midfield currently.
Vettel concluded, “Now we’ll try and improve the package [from] where we are now. The midfield is very tight, so everything we can find will work in our favor.”