The four-time champion has switched Formulation 1 squads this 12 months, shifting from Ferrari to the rebranded Aston Martin outfit that has taken over from Racing Level.
After his first official public outing with the workforce throughout pre-season testing at Bahrain final weekend, Vettel has highlighted the important thing areas the place he feels there are features nonetheless to be made.
“It is simply attending to know the folks, because it’s one factor to grasp what they imply, clearly, and many various things to speak concerning the automotive.
“On the automotive, the steering feels completely different, as a result of it is a completely different unit. Clearly each F1 automotive has energy steering, however each energy steering is set-up barely otherwise, and it provides you a unique impression as a result of in the end, once you drive, you have got the wheel in your arms and that is the suggestions you get.”
Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21
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One of many different challenges Vettel has confronted is adapting to a very completely different automotive idea, with the Aston Martin a low rake automotive in comparison with the excessive rake ideas he has beforehand raced with at Pink Bull and Ferrari.
It means he has a a lot larger studying curve to undergo, in addition to adapting to the Mercedes energy unit for the primary time.
“The automotive has a unique philosophy,” he stated. “It is a completely different workforce, it is a completely different automotive so it drives a bit otherwise. It desires to be pushed otherwise, and with a unique energy items.
“With out going into element, as a result of I do not assume it is truthful to check in public, however naturally this stuff are completely different and take a little bit of getting used to.
“It is a completely different atmosphere contained in the automotive as properly, simply by way of the consolation. The pedals are feeling a bit completely different and the seat is slightly bit completely different. So it’s small stuff, but it surely’s the cumulative impact of all these issues put collectively.”
Whereas Vettel doesn’t wish to become involved in evaluating the completely different Aston Martin automotive idea, he says it has been an interesting expertise for him making an attempt one thing new out.
“It has been very fascinating to me, let’s put it that manner,” he stated. “It isn’t like there’s just one factor. It isn’t like you have got a excessive rake automotive and also you simply drop the rake and you’re in a Mercedes, and you’re in a Mercedes and also you improve the rake and also you drive a Pink Bull. It isn’t like that. It is a lot, rather more complicated. There’s much more components which have to return collectively.”