Sebastian Vettel was finally able to get himself onto the scoring sheet formidably in the Monaco Grand Prix, wherein Formula 1 fanatics could witness major improvements in his handlings. The same has been spotted by former formula 1 driver, Karl Wendlinger so feels the 4-time World Champion was able to handle the AMR21 much better in the latest outing than the ones before.
With that result Vettel jumped up to P11 in the Drivers’ Championship, overtaking his team-mate Lance Stroll who now sits one place and one point behind Vettel in the standings. Wendlinger believes Vettel was very much the difference maker in Monaco, rather than the machinery.
Sebastian Vettel was able to cope better with AMR21 in Monaco than previous weeks: Karl Wendlinger
“Sebastian Vettel was very, very good all weekend, better than the car,” Wendlinger told Sport1’s AvD Motor & Sport magazine, as quoted by Speedweek.com.
“Vettel is much better able to cope with his car than in the weeks before. So he was able to get a lot out of Monaco.”
The four-time World Champion was of course helped on the day by pole-sitter Charles Leclerc failing to take the race start, while Valtteri Bottas suffered a DNF after pitting from P2 and encountering a faulty wheel nut.
“We’ll see if it’s a turnaround. He felt comfortable for the first time. You have to feel comfortable in the car to achieve such a result in Monaco,” he said.
Having said that, is this truly the beginning of a Vettel turnaround? Wendlinger feels we need more to time to answer that. But stated Vettel must now be comfortable in the Aston Martin, otherwise that result in Monaco could not have been possible.