"Vettel can win races"

Szafnauer, Aston Martin Racing boss, confirms the team's expectations for the arrival of the four-time German champion: "He's motivated."


Aston Martin has no doubts about Sebastian Vettel's motivation in the face of the four-time champion's debut with the Silverstone team, formerly Racing Point, after a few difficult and buggy seasons at Ferrari. Top Team Otmar Szafnauer told Reuters that the 33-year-old German, who won his titles with Red Bull between 2010 and 2013, has already made a good impression at the factory.

"He's working incredibly hard," says the manager. "I can confirm that he is really motivated to prove the naysayers wrong. This is how he is. I think he will drive to do the best he can." The German replaces Sergio Pérez along with Canadian Lance Stroll, son of the team's owner, billionaire Lawrence Stroll. The car will be presented this Wednesday.

"He came with a loaf of bread"

Szafnauer revealed that Vettel showed up with a loaf of bread that he had baked at home as a gift when he arrived at the factory. "He could have brought a box of chocolates, or some flowers, but he's not like that. He came with his piece of bread." "He likes British humor, so far he has fitted very, very well here."The team, which started as Jordan in 1991, finished fourth in the constructors' championship last year and is renamed Racing Point, returning as a manufacturer to F1 for the first time since 1960. "It is very difficult to win races with third Faster car, but not impossible, as we demonstrated last year (Pérez won the Sakhir GP). Can Seb win a race? Sure ".

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