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Vettel: 'Wild' costs of junior categories need to be cut

Sebastian Vettel says the spiralling expense of competing in junior categories before Formula 1 needs to be slashed, because the situation has become ‘wild’.

Vettel hopes Aston Martin can carry F1 momentum after "rough start"

Sebastian Vettel hopes his second-place finish in Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix can help the team build momentum after a “very rough start” to the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Vettel: Tyre management paved way for maiden F1 podium with Aston

Sebastian Vettel believes the way he looked after his tyres during his first stint at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was key to his first Formula 1 podium with Aston Martin.

Vettel: Verstappen’s peace of mind more important than points lead

Sebastian Vettel reckons Max Verstappen will take more "peace of mind" from having a competitive Formula 1 car right now than from leading the world championship standings.

Schumacher: Vettel giving me lots of F1 advice in good friendship

Mick Schumacher says Sebastian Vettel has been giving him plenty of advice through his rookie Formula 1 season after striking up a good friendship with the four-time world champion.

How revitalised Vettel redeemed himself in Monaco

It's not been an easy start to the 2021 season for Sebastian Vettel and his Aston Martin Formula 1 team, with the results not coming and rivals scoring well. However, in Monaco the four-time world champion bounced back in style with his first points since leaving Ferrari marking a welcome upturn in form.

Vettel explains ‘eye bleeding’ comment during Monaco F1 practice

Sebastian Vettel has explained his struggles with a watering eye during Formula 1 practice in Monaco on Thursday, saying it felt like it was “bleeding”.

Vettel 'lacking pace to fight for points' in Aston Martin F1 car

Sebastian Vettel admits he’s currently "lacking" the pace to fight for points with his Aston Martin Formula 1 car following another frustrating weekend in Barcelona.

Vettel ‘more at home’ with Aston Martin F1 car after upgrades

Sebastian Vettel feels "a lot more at home" with Aston Martin's Formula 1 car after running the team's updates for the first time in Spanish Grand Prix practice on Friday.

Vettel: ‘Wasted opportunity’ if Aston Martin writes off 2021 F1 season

Sebastian Vettel believes it would be a “wasted opportunity” if Aston Martin wrote off its 2021 season and switched full focus to next year’s Formula 1 car.

Vettel to get new Aston Martin F1 upgrades at Spanish GP

The upgrade package trialled by Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll in Portugal will also be run by his teammate Sebastian Vettel in the Spanish GP this weekend.

Vettel: Aston Martin F1 team "cannot be too greedy" after Q3 appearance

Sebastian Vettel says that the Aston Martin Formula 1 team “cannot be too greedy” after logging his best qualifying performance of the season in Portugal.

Vettel struggling with car inconsistency, says Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel is struggling with rear-end stability with his Aston Martin Formula 1 car due to a lack of consistency, according to team boss Otmar Szafnauer.

Vettel not beating himself up over Aston struggles

Aston Martin Formula 1 team boss Otmar Szafnauer insists that Sebastian Vettel is "not beating himself up" after a difficult start to the 2021 season.

Vettel missing "last bit of confidence" with Aston Martin F1 car

Sebastian Vettel feels he needs to be more patient and wait for “that last bit of confidence” with Aston Martin’s Formula 1 car following his Q2 exit at Imola.

Vettel senses 'positive' response from Aston over F1 struggles

Sebastian Vettel believes Aston Martin's response to its Bahrain Grand Prix struggles has been "positive" as it bids to cut the gap to its Formula 1 rivals at Imola.

Hamilton picks Vettel rivalry as favourite of F1 career

Lewis Hamilton says his rivalry with Sebastian Vettel ranks as his favourite from his Formula 1 career so far, believing their battles helped bring them closer together.

The double whammy that is defining Vettel’s F1 fate Plus

The double whammy that is defining Vettel’s F1 fate

It's been a tough start to Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin F1 career, with a lack of pre-season testing mileage followed by an incident-packed Bahrain GP. But two key underlying factors mean a turnaround is not guaranteed

Leclerc explains what he learned from Vettel as F1 team-mates

Charles Leclerc says he learned a lot from former Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Sebastian Vettel’s hidden qualities.

Vettel reveals lockdown internship in organic farming

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel has revealed he completed an internship to learn more about organic farming during lockdown last year.

Marko: Vettel should have taken a year off from F1 in 2021

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes Sebastian Vettel should have taken a year off from Formula 1 in 2021 instead of joining Aston Martin.

Vettel currently “not at home” in Aston Martin AMR21 F1 car

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel has admitted he's "not at home" in his new car, following a troubled Bahrain Grand Prix with his new team.

Vettel struggling to handle F1 pressure - Berger

Pressure is to blame for Sebastian Vettel's ongoing run of relatively poor form, says former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger.

Vettel receives F1 grid penalty for Bahrain yellow flag infringement

Sebastian Vettel will start the 2021 Formula 1 season opener in Bahrain from the back of the grid due to a penalty for ignoring double yellow flags in qualifying.

Vettel summoned to F1 stewards over double yellow flags incident

Sebastian Vettel has been summoned by the FIA Stewards over a double yellow flags incident during qualifying for the 2021 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Vettel "upset and angry" after Bahrain GP Q1 exit

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel was left "upset and angry" going out in Q1 of Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying, as he saw his second flying lap ruined by yellow flags.

Vettel: Still "a lot left on the table" with Aston F1 team

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel says there's "still a lot left on the table" after a low-key Friday in Bahrain, his first grand prix weekend with the team.

Why F1's new driver-team combos each have a point to prove Plus

Why F1's new driver-team combos each have a point to prove

When the pandemic pushed Formula 1 into hiatus a year ago, the driver-market cogs carried on turning behind the scenes, culminating in three drivers spending a whole season racing for teams they knew they’d be leaving and a double world champion readying himself for a dramatic comeback. STUART CODLING weighs up what's at stake

The stark challenges Vettel’s new start now faces Plus

The stark challenges Vettel’s new start now faces

A poor final season at Ferrari and a troubled Bahrain test don’t bode well for the four-time Formula 1 world champion, who has some catching up to do in his new surroundings at Aston Martin

Vettel: Pride not important in pink F1 helmet switch

Sebastian Vettel says it was right that pride in carrying the German flag on his new F1 helmet didn't prevent him from doing something different with his pink BWT tie-up.

The logic underpinning Stroll’s Aston F1 ambition Plus

The logic underpinning Stroll’s Aston F1 ambition

There’s no lack of ambition in F1 at the moment as Ferrari chases a competitive comeback, Red Bull becomes an engine manufacturer in its own right and Aston Martin returns – aiming for championship glory in five years. ANDREW BENSON weighs up Aston's chances

Stroll: Vettel "very wise" with feedback about Aston Martin F1 car

Lance Stroll says new Aston Martin Formula 1 team-mate Sebastian Vettel is “very wise” with his feedback after their first test session together in Bahrain last week.

Vettel confident Mercedes will bounce back after troubled test

Sebastian Vettel believes Mercedes will bounce back from its pre-season Formula 1 testing woes by the first race, despite lacking the "mileage miracle" it had in recent years.

A younger Vettel would be 'panicking' after Bahrain F1 test woes

Sebastian Vettel says a decade ago he would be in "panic" mode over the testing troubles his Aston Martin Formula 1 team have had, but insists he is calm.

Vettel lacking “100 laps” of F1 test mileage with Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel feels he is lacking "100 laps" of mileage at the wheel of his Aston Martin Formula 1 car after the conclusion of the pre-season test in Bahrain.

Vettel: More to come after "tricky" first F1 test day

Sebastian Vettel says he enjoyed his first morning test in Aston Martin's Formula 1 car but vowed there is "more to come" as tricky conditions in Bahrain made it difficult to acclimatise to his new car.

Vettel to race with pink F1 helmet after becoming BWT ambassador

Sebastian Vettel will race with an all-new pink helmet design in Formula 1 this year, after signing a deal to become an ambassador for water treatment company BWT.

Why Aston Martin's "limitless" F1 ambitions aren't misplaced Plus

Why Aston Martin's "limitless" F1 ambitions aren't misplaced

Racing Point has become Aston Martin for 2021, but this is more than just a rebrand. Lawrence Stroll and his team have set some bold targets – and have the tools to deliver

Vettel: Fears only works teams can win F1 title "old school"

Sebastian Vettel believes fears only works teams are capable of winning Formula 1 world championships are “old school” as he begins life with Mercedes customer Aston Martin.

Vettel: Nothing to prove to F1 critics who wrote me off

Sebastian Vettel feels he has nothing to prove to critics who wrote him off after a difficult final year with Ferrari in Formula 1, saying he is “not interested in what people think.”

Vettel's driving style not as extreme as Perez, says Aston Martin

Aston Martin has no concerns it can get its 2021 Formula 1 car to suit Sebastian Vettel, believing he has a less extreme driving style than Sergio Perez.

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart Plus

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart

What makes the very best drivers in Formula 1 stand out among what is already a highly elite bunch? ANDREW BENSON takes a closer look at those with the special blend of skill, judgment, feel 
and attitude that sets only a select 
few apart from the rest.

Vettel "at peace" with himself over Ferrari F1 exit

Sebastian Vettel says he is "at peace" with himself over his final Ferrari season, but doesn't believe he'll be under any less pressure at the Aston Martin Formula 1 team.

Vettel completes first shakedown of Aston Martin F1 car

Sebastian Vettel has made his first on-track appearance as an Aston Martin Formula 1 driver during a shakedown of the team’s new car at Silverstone on Thursday

Vettel: F1 sprint race plans "make no sense"

Sebastian Vettel has blasted Formula 1’s plans to introduce sprint races in 2021, saying the proposal “makes no sense” and is “taking the focus away from the real problem”.

Rebranded Aston Martin unveils 2021 F1 car

Aston Martin has revealed its new Formula 1 car ahead of the 2021 season, marking the return of the constructor to the grid after 61 years away

Vettel puts eight supercars from personal collection up for sale

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is selling eight cars from his spectacular collection, including three Ferraris that he ordered new when driving for the Maranello team

Aston Martin can "make racing fun again" for F1 champion Vettel

Aston Martin Formula 1 chief Otmar Szafnauer is confident the team can "make racing fun again" for Sebastian Vettel following his winter switch from Ferrari

Vettel can "bring out the best" in F1 team-mate Stroll - Szafnauer

Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer says four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel will "bring out the best" in new team-mate Lance Stroll

Tost: AlphaTauri's 2020 success exceeds '08 F1 achievements with Vettel

Franz Tost believes AlphaTauri's 2020 season surpassed its achievements with Sebastian Vettel in 2008, marking the best year in the team's Formula 1 history

Russell: Fighting Vettel in F1 showed me where I can improve

George Russell says battling Sebastian Vettel wheel-to-wheel so much last year helped him massively improve his racecraft as a Formula 1 driver

Marko: 'Insecurity' from Hockenheim 2018 behind Vettel struggles

Sebastian Vettel's failure to deliver on his targets at the Ferrari Formula 1 team was triggered by 'insecurity 'resulting from his 2018 German Grand Prix crash, according to Helmut Marko

Vettel: Mick Schumacher needs to "find his own path" in F1

Sebastian Vettel says he is happy to help compatriot Mick Schumacher in his Formula 1 rookie season in 2021, but believes the Haas rookie has to "find his own path"

How Vettel's Ferrari mission ended on a sour note Plus

How Vettel's Ferrari mission ended on a sour note

Sebastian Vettel's 2020 began with expectation of a new Ferrari F1 deal but ended with his exit from the Scuderia after a six-year spell. Here's the story of his final season - a painful campaign alongside Charles Leclerc, who made the best of a disappointing car

Red Bull says Hulkenberg, Vettel never serious options for '21 F1 seat

Red Bull says neither Sebastian Vettel nor Nico Hulkenberg were ever seriously considered for a 2021 Formula 1 race seat with the team

Vettel calls Leclerc "the most talented" F1 driver he's seen

Sebastian Vettel has told Charles Leclerc he thinks he is "the most talented driver" he has seen since he started racing in Formula 1

Vettel explains Ferrari farewell song in Abu Dhabi GP

Sebastian Vettel has explained why he burst in to song for his Ferrari Formula 1 team after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Vettel's final Ferrari race at F1's Abu Dhabi GP "an emotional day"

Sebastian Vettel says his final Formula 1 outing for Ferrari formed an "emotional day", as the four-time world champion finished 14th in the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Leclerc explains Vettel Abu Dhabi GP helmet tribute gesture

Charles Leclerc says he is running a special Abu Dhabi Grand Prix helmet livery dedicated to departing Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Sebastian Vettel to show respect for "a great guy"

Vettel admits to 'failure' in world championship goal with Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel admitted that he had "failed" in his mission to win a Formula 1 world championship with Ferrari, ahead of his final race with the team in Abu Dhabi