Many People Point at Hockenheim 2018 as “a Low Point”: Sebastian Vettel

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Sebastian Vettel and his struggles over the last couple of years with Ferrari have been crystal clear for all to see. However, the winds of change might be blowing the German’s way as he found a seat in Aston Martin for the 2021 season.

With a career-altering change awaiting him on the horizon, Vettel opened up about his desire to let bygones be bygones and move forward. During an episode of F1’s Beyond the Grid, Vettel admitted that he had failed to accomplish his mission.

No. I don’t think I will go on having any regrets looking back,” Vettel says. “It is true that I have failed because I set myself the mission of the target to win the championship with Ferrari.

I failed. I didn’t manage to do that. There’s things I should have done better, things maybe I should have seen earlier, fights that maybe I shouldn’t have picked.

Sebastian Vettel waits in his cockpit during red flag in Tuscan Grand Prix
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel looks on from his car as the race is stopped due to a red flag.|REUTERS

But then again, everything that happened brought me to where I’m now. You see what I mean,” said the 4-time World Champion. “And I’m generally not talking about stuff that happens on the track, like losing the car in Hockenheim in sort of half-wet, half-dry conditions.

Many people point that one as a low point. But not talking about things like that, more talking about what’s going on.

Sebastian Vettel Focussing on the Next Level

Sebastian mentioned that he has put his disappointing memories with the Ferrari behind him and has already trained his aim on the future with Racing Point/Aston Martin Racing.

If I’m harsh and fair, then I have failed. Were there reasons? Probably yes,” believes Vettel. “But I don’t accept them as excuses. So whatever happened or so I guess put me on the next step forward and focus on the next level.”

While Sebastian trudges through a miserable season with Ferrari at the moment, his future team is growing stronger by the second. Can Vettel find his way back to glory? Only time will tell.

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