Vettel’s Aston Martin begin was hampered by points in pre-season testing, which restricted his mileage and alternatives to regulate to the AMR21.
The four-time world champion certified 18th in Bahrain after encountering double yellow flags on his last Q1 hotlap however was demoted to final on the grid after stewards determined he hadn’t revered the second yellow sector.
From 20th Vettel made a stable begin however began scuffling with tyre put on sooner than his midfield rivals.
He then acquired a 10-second penalty for operating into the again of Alpine’s Esteban Ocon, which put paid to his probabilities of scoring factors on his Aston Martin debut as he got here dwelling in 16th.
When requested by Autosport how irritating his first race with Aston Martin had been, Vettel admitted he would not really feel at dwelling but in his new automotive and mentioned there are many points his workforce wants to handle.
“It is in all probability not the weekend we have been searching for however there’s lots of issues that we discovered within the race that we have to deal with,” Vettel replied.
“We are going to see how shortly we will repair them however I am not at dwelling within the automotive. There’s lots of issues which might be preventing me in order that I can not actually give attention to driving. We have to deal with them and try to repair them.”
Vettel defined the problems he is dealing with go far past him getting used to a unique automotive, having moved to the Mercedes-powered workforce after 5 seasons at Ferrari.
Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21
Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images
When requested how far the workforce is from operating at 100 p.c, Vettel admitted it was “in all probability lower than half” and he hoped options may be discovered shortly.
“I might in all probability say lower than half as there’s so many issues happening nonetheless that break the rhythm and make it fairly troublesome by way of feeling the automotive and feeling what I have to do to drive quick, so there’s nonetheless so much to do,” the German defined.
“I clearly adapt to how the automotive desires to be pushed however there’s clearly lots of issues that add sure inconsistencies that do not assist. I hope we will repair lots of it in a short time.”
Regardless of a compromised begin Vettel mentioned felt he good in his new surroundings and he is optimistic Aston Martin can nonetheless have a robust 2021 season.
“Yeah excellent, I really feel actually good. Clearly, I am a bit sorry for such a foul weekend as a result of I understand how a lot preparation goes in earlier than the beginning of the season.” he added.
“Then again, it could possibly solely go up from right here. As I mentioned, we discovered lots of issues so it is lots of work forward of us however it’s what it’s and now we have to sort out it step-by-step.
“It is in all probability not the beginning of the season that we needed however I believe the following couple of races might be excellent for us to calm issues down.”