Top driver and the four-time World Champion, Sebastian Vettel has been improving his performances race after race. Which is eventually helping Aston Martin climb the ranks in the constructor’s standings. But according to Ralf Schumacher he is far from his best. Moreover, he goes onto state that this is because of internal problems prevailing within Aston Martin team.
Sebastian Vettel was brought to Aston Martin as the figurehead for 2021. Sergio Perez was pushed aside, and the four-time world champion was supposed to lead the team to success. However, Lawrence Stroll’s team has slipped to sixth place among the constructors, scoring just 48 points this season.
Ralf Schumacher Reveals Problems Within Aston Martin due to Lawrence Stroll
”He’s busy with more things than racing, but the most important thing is to control your teammate. Last year Sergio Perez was always two or three tenths faster than Stroll. If you then see Perez now duelling with Max Verstappen, it should be easy for Vettel to be consistently faster than Stroll,” Schumacher told Sport Bild.
Sebastian Vettel has since scored more points than Stroll (30-18) and is also ahead in qualifying (6-4), but things are not yet as easy as hoped. However, Schumacher, the uncle of Mick Schumacher with whom Vettel has very good contact, points to the internal turmoil at Aston Martin.
”The acquisition of Lawrence Stroll and Aston Martin was a smart move, but you forget that you also take over employees. You can’t turn a cow into a tiger in a day. I’ve heard there are a lot of internal problems. Some engineers are disappointed that other people are being brought in and I’m afraid that at some point Stroll will question the project and leave”, the German said.