‘Can’t Turn a Cow into a Tiger’ – Schumacher Sets Some Realistic Expectations for Sebastian Vettel & Aston Martin




Owing to the team’s severe power issues, Sebastian Vettel significantly struggled with his Ferrari this season. Fortunately, his chapter with the red team has ended, as he signed with Aston Martin this season. Given Vettel’s glorious past, the Formula 1 community is eagerly waiting to see how this partnership fairs out for him.

The German had the worst season of his six-year-long Ferrari career. On the contrary, the newly rebranded team, earlier under the name Racing Point, had a great 2020 season. They finished P4 in the standings with 195 points, as opposed to P7 with 73 points in 2019.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 31: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2019 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

For the Formula 1 community, it seemed like Vettel got the better deal, keeping in mind Ferrari’s decline and Racing Point’s improvement. However, Ralf Schumacher clarified that there are still some hurdles to come.

“This is a great team, they have always been survivors. But what is more crucial: There are still some deficits in the team. You can’t turn a cow into a tiger overnight. If you suddenly have a tiger in the box, you have to be able to tame it,” said Schumacher.

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Schumacher is happy for Sebastian Vettel

Towards the end of Vettel’s chapter with Ferrari, the Germans had a few issues with the team’s management. There were outright statements from Vettel hinting that he was being overlooked by the team. However, he took his statements back and apologized for the same.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

The Formula 1 community believes that the German is finally with a team that believes in him. Schumacher agreed with the same and said, “I’m happy that he finally has a team that stands behind him again.”

Aston Martin, equipped with the experience of the former world champion and Mercedes power unit, is looking to climb the Championship table all the way to the top. Hopefully, they will provide Vettel with a car that will ensure multiple podiums for both of them.

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