It was another difficult weekend in Portugal for the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team, as both cars finished well out of the points despite Sebastian Vettel making it to his first final qualifying for the team.
The team will be hoping for some much needed luck this weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix, where Vettel will get the upgrade that Lance Stroll had last weekend. Vettel will be hopeful that the upgrade will improve his qualifying pace, the area which he believes the AMR21 struggles. An improvement in qualifying will be very beneficial for Vettel at a circuit known for being tricky to overtake at.
“This weekend, I’ll have the upgrade Lance used in Portugal – which he felt was promising – so I’m looking forward to experiencing it for myself. Looking at the last race, it’s clear that we have better race pace than single-lap performance, so we’ll be looking to make improvements on Saturday to give us the best chance of points on Sunday.”
“We all know Sunday afternoons at Barcelona can be tricky for overtaking, so it’s important that we maximise our opportunities where we can.”
“Portugal wasn’t a great weekend for us” – Stroll
Lance Stroll had a horrible time last weekend in Portugal, which after a promising start to the season was a real shame. The Canadian is hoping the team can put what was learnt in Portugal into this weekend, in a bid to take some points home.
“Portugal wasn’t a great weekend for us – but we got plenty of track running and learned more about the development of the AMR21. We’ve seen how critical it is to extract the maximum from the car – especially in the tight and unpredictable midfield pack – we’ll be aiming for points again this weekend.”