Sport Vettel's legacy makes Ferrari steam: "Will be world champion"
Sebastian Vettel made a blatantly obvious dig at Ferrari during Aston Martin unveiling
The four-time champ is still bitter over his split with FerrariVettel, a four-time champ, also took aim at Ferrari while having glowing things to say over Aston Martins's work ethic, as they launched a new car on Wednesday. It marks the team's return to F1 after not competing for 61 years.
Ferrari presents the first driver duo after the Sebastian Vettel era. His successor expresses great goals - to the delight of his teammate Charles Leclerc.
Ferrari is the oldest team in Formula 1 - and the most emotional.
This was once again shown by the team launch that the Scuderia organized before the actual car presentation on Friday in Maranello. It was also about officially receiving Sebastian Vettel's successor Carlos Sainz. ()
The 26-year-old Spaniard presented himself for the first time at a press conference in red team clothing - and raved about his new employer. Test
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"When I was ten years old, my father (ex-rally champion Carlos Sainz, editor's note) traveled with me to Barcelona and we had the opportunity to visit the Ferrari box and meet Michael Schumacher. Even as a boy, I immediately sensed: There is a very special atmosphere in this box, there is nothing like it to this day, "he enthuses.
Now Sainz is part of the Scuderia himself. "When I put on my red overalls for the first time, a childhood dream came true," says Sainz: "I have always loved red cars, and my first go-kart was red too."
Even if Sainz is the newcomer to the team alongside Charles Leclerc, he is no longer a rookie. He formulates his goals clearly: "Even when I was a kart driver, I set myself two goals: I want to make it to Formula 1 - and then I want to become world champion. I've achieved the first goal. Now I'm working full steam ahead second. I want to help Ferrari get back on the winning road - where Ferrari belongs. "
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© Aston Martin (Twitter) Sebastian Vettel shows his Aston Martin debut as down-to-earth as ever Sebastian Vettel has not yet driven a kilometer in the new AMR21 from Aston Martin . Nevertheless, the German has already left a lasting impression in the factory, as team boss Otmar Szafnauer reveals to ' Reuters '. "He works incredibly hard," he enthuses. "I can attest that he's really motivated. But I don't think the motivation is to prove the naysayers that they're wrong.
Anyway: After a bad 2020 season with too little horsepower and too much aerodynamic drag, Sainz makes "a few encouraging signals", "but we don't know what the others are doing. I'm confident."Formula 1: Charles Leclerc conjures up Ferrari team spirit
Feels like number one in the team for the time being, but Charles Leclerc, who conjures up team spirit: "Hundreds of people work day and night to ensure that Carlos and I get a good car. For me it is the best proof that Formula 1 is ultimately a team sport, not an individual sport. We all have only one goal: to win races again. "
A faster team-mate can only help, Leclerc emphasizes: "I don't see a fast stable mate as an annoying hurdle, but as an additional incentive, as a further opportunity to improve. Carlos wants to beat me, I want to beat him, but we both know : We are pulling together to bring Ferrari forward. "
One thing is certain: Ferrari shouldn't have a stable war. Team boss Mattia Binotto gives the slogan that the two stars behind the wheel have to adhere to: "The team comes first. Charles and Carlos should only race against each other when we have the fastest car. We want to go back with transparency and trust come in front. "
The Italian is certain of one thing: "The car will be better than 2020." It's not too difficult after the disappointing preseason. ()
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