“We’re coming here off the back of a good weekend in Monaco, and we want to maintain our momentum” – Vettel
Sebastian Vettel believes that in order to land a good result in Baku, Aston Martin will need to find a balance that will suit both the technical and the high-speed sections of the upcoming city circuit.
The four-time world champion left Monaco with an extremely satisfying P5 result for the Aston Martin team, while Lance Stroll came home in 8th – marking their first double points finish.
According to the team, the result was thanks to “a combination of precise, on-the-limit driving from Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel and excellent strategy from the pit wall.”
Looking to bring some of this success into round six this weekend, Vettel says he’s hoping the team can bring forward some of the momentum from Monaco.
“From Monaco, we travel to another street circuit, Baku – but it’s a very different challenge”, Vettel said.
“You can overtake in Baku, and tyre degradation is much more of a factor, so, while Saturday remains important, finding a good balance for the technical sectors and the high-speed sections while performing a strong race strategy, will be key to a good result.
“We’re coming here off the back of a good weekend in Monaco, and we want to maintain our momentum.”
Meanwhile, teammate Lance Stroll echoed what Sebastian said ahead of a return to the location that granted the Canadian driver his first career podium finish.
“Baku is a place of special memories for me, it’s here that I scored my maiden podium in Formula One”, he said.
“It’s a complex circuit as it combines flat-out sections with tight corners in the middle sector, making the margin for error minuscule.
“We are continually progressing with our AMR21 and intend on building on our momentum from Monaco.”
Free Practice kicks off tomorrow (Friday, June 4) at 9:30 am Irish time.