Sebastian Vettel, the 35-year-old German who had unprecedently announced his retirement by mid-season this year, had helped Aston Martin F1 team lift their game to a higher level, the team’s performance director Tom McCullough said in a recent interview.
In the matter of the fact, latest remarks from the Aston Martin F1 team’s performance director came against the backdrop of a growing whisper that Vettel, the four-time world champion who won straight four F1 titles between 2010 and 2013 with Red Bull, might return into the F1 arena as soon as by 2023, while Red Bull might look to hire the former F1 star as their player development head.
Vettel lifts up Aston Martin at every step
Meanwhile, speaking in an interview with a press agency, reflecting on Vettel’s job in the Aston Martin, McCullough said, “He’s had a big impact on our team.
He came from two big teams with the experience of winning races, winning championships, so he brought a lot of knowledge to our team, on a lot of small details: how to operate and how to develop the car, and what actually is important.
The driver is one of the best sensors. We’ve got some very good tools and software, but the driver input is key. He’s very motivational, he’s a lovely human being. He pushes everyone in every area, and he’s helped us lift our game.
Unfortunately, we’ve not quite given him a car good enough for him to challenge further up the grid, but we’ve definitely learned a lot from him and improved. I think, hopefully, in the next few years, we’re going to see the results of that”.
Nonetheless, Vettel’s 2022 season has barely been a reflection of his true potential, as the 35-year-old had had a difficult run with the Silverstone outfit at his last season in Formula 1 this year.
• Aston Martin's Resilient Morale Amidst Seasonal Dip: An Inside Look• The Alonso Factor: How the Two-Time Champion is Shaping Aston Martin's Destiny• Sebastian Vettel Contemplates Spectacular Return to Formula 1• Aston Martin revealed the reasons for Fernando Alonso's lift and coast order• Honda Returns to Formula 1 as Aston Martin’s Engine Supplier in 2026• Sebastian Vettel on retirement, return and whether he has any regrets