A race of two faces, for theAston Martin, the one that ended yesterday at the Silverstone circuit. The British Grand Prix – home race for the English team, which is located a stone’s throw from the track – has returned the confirmation of a Lance Stroll in excellent shape and the portrait of a Sebastian Vettel in difficulty, forced to retire due to problems with the engine of his AMR21 but already out of the fight to conquer the points after a spin that he was unable to avoid while dueling with his long-time rival Fernando Alonso. A different verdict, from the home Grand Prix, if the team principal was certainly expecting it Otmar Szafnauer: “We were hoping to get something more than four points – the manager admitted after the race -. But it is also important to look at how they arrived: great credit goes to Lance, who started 14th and finished 8th. Too bad for Sebastian, he resumed the race after the spin but on lap 40 he had to give up due to engine overheating problems “.
Great Britain GP 2021, order of arrival
The same Vettel appeared very disappointed after the ride: “The weekend looked very promising and without all the problems I had I think I would have been able to get into the points – explained the German driver -. I still don’t understand what exactly happened at the time of the accident that happened to me while I was fighting with Alonso, I just know that I suddenly lost grip and turned around. At that point I found myself at the bottom and then, with the engine that could no longer keep up to temperature, I was forced to retire “.
Dad Stroll: “Lance almost on par with Vettel”
The post-race sensations of Stroll, the pilot who has gained more positions in the British Grand Prix: “I am very happy with my race, we managed to overturn with an 8th place a weekend that started with a lot of difficulties. Having a good start after the red flags allowed me to recover positions and in the end we took home 4 very important points “.