Sebastian Vettel says he is looking forward to racing at Silverstone once more this weekend, with the German aiming to return to the points for the first time since the French Grand Prix.
Neither race at the Red Bull Ring brought the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team driver a top ten finish, with his Austrian Grand Prix two weeks ago culminating in a final lap crash with his former Scuderia Ferrari team-mate Kimi Räikkönen.
Despite this, he sits tenth in the Drivers’ Championship heading into the British Grand Prix, and Vettel believes there will be plenty of opportunities for proper racing in what will be Aston Martin’s first time racing at their home venue since the team was rebranded during the off season.
“I’m looking forward to racing at Silverstone again,” said Vettel, who has won twice at Silverstone in 2009 and 2018. “There’s a lot of high-speed sections at this circuit with good places for overtaking, so I think there will be opportunities for some proper racing.
“It’s an important weekend for the team as well, so I’m looking forward to getting started.”
“This year it’s our first home race as Aston Martin” – Lance Stroll
Team-mate Lance Stroll hopes the team can have a strong weekend around Silverstone, with the Canadian aiming to return to the points at the home of British Motorsport.
Stroll missed out on the top ten last time out in the Austrian Grand Prix, trailing home in thirteenth position, but he knows a positive result and points this weekend will make the whole Aston Martin team feel proud as they race on home soil for the first time.
“Silverstone is a real classic,” said Stroll. “The track is awesome to drive and it’s always great coming here because the fans are so passionate.
“This year it’s our first home race as Aston Martin, so I’m hoping we can have a strong weekend and make the whole team across the road feel proud.”