Why re-energised Vettel isn’t just making an impact at Aston Martin
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Why re-energised Vettel isn’t just making an impact at Aston Martin

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Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is a man reborn at Aston Martin – and, like Lewis Hamilton, is determined to use his profile to put equality and social justice at the top of the agenda. OLEG KARPOV examines how Vettel is helping the Silverstone team transform itself into a winner, while striving to make himself a better driver and a better person

Remember the buzz about “a secret meeting” between Sebastian Vettel and Otmar Szafnauer last summer?
 A four-time world champion, left a free agent by Ferrari, was spotted in a parking lot at the Silverstone circuit jumping in the car belonging to the boss of the soon-to-be Aston Martin team, just a few hundred meters away from its factory.

In a peak period of a Formula 1 silly season, it was seen as a clear sign: these two are edging closer to making a deal.

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