This Thursday one of the most anticipated news of the year was confirmed. Sebastian Vettel will be a driver for the Aston Martin team next year, replacing Sergio Pérez, who will leave the team after seven years. However, the one who surprised with his statements regarding the issue was Lewis hamilton. Briton praised Vettel’s move to Lawrence Stroll’s team
This Thursday afternoon, in the usual press conferences that take place in the preview of the Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton referred to the transfer of Sebastian Vettel. The Briton regretted the departure of ‘Checo’ from the team, however, he celebrated that the German will not be left out of Formula 1. Vettel had several offers, including from the WEC (World Endurance).
The British commented that upon hearing the decision made by Vettel. Honestly, I thought that was the ideal direction I was going to go. I thought that would happen. I was really happy to hear it because that team now has a new owner, it has already taken a big step forward in its performance and they will continue to grow. Of course I am very sorry for ‘Checo’, but he is a great driver and I am sure he will have other options, ”said Hamilton.
In addition, Hamilton added that a driver like Vettel, who is a four-time world champion, helps the future Aston Martin team advance. “I may be biased, but I think Vettel’s experience counts for a lot.” So far in the championship, Sebastian Vettel collected only 16 points, with a sixth place in Hungary.
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Finally, Hamilton was encouraged to comment on the performance that Vettel is experiencing in Ferrari. “Obviously he’s had tough times at Ferrari, but he’s a four-time world champion who can lead the team even further in a better direction in terms of car development. It is a great move for the team, “he closed.