Sebastian Vettel mentioned it felt like “arriving late to highschool” as he begins his season on the Australian Grand Prix this week after lacking the opening two races.
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Germany’s four-time world champion was dominated out of Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grand Prix final month with coronavirus.
“After testing constructive and lacking the primary two races, it feels a bit like arriving late to highschool so I’m actually eager to get going once more,” mentioned Vettel, who has triumphed thrice in Melbourne.
F1’s youngest world champion is now, at 34, in his fifteenth full season. He first gained at Albert Park in 2011 driving a Pink Bull, then did so in 2017 and 2018 when at Ferrari.
He could have loads of catching as much as do by way of studying about his Aston Martin automobile after restricted pre-season testing and with most of his rivals having two races beneath their belts.
“For me, after practically a month out of the automobile, it will likely be vital to be taught all through the follow classes and I hope we are able to take some steps ahead in what’s normally an thrilling and unpredictable race,” mentioned Vettel.
His substitute whereas he was out with Covid, reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg, completed seventeenth and final in Bahrain after which twelfth in Saudi Arabia.
Vettel’s teammate Lance Stroll has additionally struggled to steer the workforce, together with Williams, as the one ones with out a level thus far this season.
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