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Otmar Szafnauer talks Aston Martin’s 2021 prospects, Vettel, Stroll & Midfield rivals

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Craig Slater sat down with Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer gives his first impressions of their new star signing and says Sebastian Vettel is ready to have "fun" in Formula 1 again - which means being competitive;
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  1. Gods Grace Or Mans Synthetic Manipulation

    Gods Grace Or Mans Synthetic Manipulation

    9 dagen geleden

    to quiet man

  2. F1Freak F1

    F1Freak F1

    9 dagen geleden

    im so hyped about Aston Martin and McLaren Mercedes this year. If the cars can be close i think we have the talent spread accross all the teams at the moment

  3. Kunal _

    Kunal _

    9 dagen geleden

    If someone show so much love and care for me even I'll win a race. Seb is definately going to be the prime Vettel again

  4. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader

    14 dagen geleden

    Last year Lance was doing very well until that strange accident at Mugello, after that he lost confidence, if he manage to get back as he was before that point, he and Vettel will be a very strong line up.

    • RUNBOW

      RUNBOW

      10 dagen geleden

      Yes Stroll is very underrated and I think Seb will make a comeback similaire to 2015

  5. akshit mittal

    akshit mittal

    14 dagen geleden

    Come on SEB, 5th title loading....

  6. shaft221

    shaft221

    14 dagen geleden

    So instead of pink mercedes its a green mercedes???

  7. Deadhouse_Gates

    Deadhouse_Gates

    14 dagen geleden

    Slater, Craig Slater.

  8. Harry Chalcraft

    Harry Chalcraft

    15 dagen geleden

    I preferred Bob Fernley.

  9. Granjacia

    Granjacia

    15 dagen geleden

    How are they getting no issues with eu/uk supplies when us mere mortals are getting hit with 40% taxes?

  10. John' Stevens

    John' Stevens

    16 dagen geleden

    Keeping lance was an emotional decision and a mistake when they had other better drivers to pick from, including Perez

  11. Jim C

    Jim C

    16 dagen geleden

    Great to see AM offering a home to a driver overlooked by RB and in the decline phase of his career. Pity they couldn't attract one of RB's choice of top drivers for 2021...

    • Jim Cargill

      Jim Cargill

      16 dagen geleden

      @Buster0783 As I understand it SV only narrowly (and I use that word advisedly) won the AM seat. If LS Snr had been able to fit in the seat then..... :-)

    • Buster0783

      Buster0783

      16 dagen geleden

      Well said !

  12. carrington mangwroi

    carrington mangwroi

    17 dagen geleden

    Everyone talk a gud game until Monaco gp

  13. Marty McFLY 1985

    Marty McFLY 1985

    17 dagen geleden

    Australian gp delay does this mean RETURN OF TEDS NOTEBOOK AROUND HIS LOCAL PARK again for 2021

  14. George Masters

    George Masters

    17 dagen geleden

    Lol can't wait for my McLaren guys to put these frauds in their place!!!

    • Danish*beep*Sabir

      Danish*beep*Sabir

      2 dagen geleden

      @George Masters Hmmmmmm ok but I think the same with Norris too

    • George Masters

      George Masters

      2 dagen geleden

      @Danish*beep*Sabir He defo took a knock of confidence for sure, plus he got Covid mid season. Like I said, I don't think he is bad, just don't particularly think he is a great F1 driver. He's Average most of the time but will put in the occasional good performance.

    • Danish*beep*Sabir

      Danish*beep*Sabir

      2 dagen geleden

      @George Masters Yh i know but i cant blame him cus the fans and media were bashing him and with that huge carsh in mugello it obviously took a toll on him

    • George Masters

      George Masters

      2 dagen geleden

      @Danish*beep*Sabir i.e Stroll is the reason you guys finished 4th in the Constructors instead of 3rd.

    • George Masters

      George Masters

      2 dagen geleden

      @Danish*beep*Sabir Since the start of 2019 when Norris entered F1 when they have both been classified in 26 races Lando has finished ahead of Stroll 18 times whilst Stroll has finished ahead of Lando 8 times. RP clearly were the third quickest car last year as well and Stroll never properly capitalised on it whilst Perez more often than not did.

  15. Mr Bungle

    Mr Bungle

    18 dagen geleden

    Their lineup isn't rly representing Aston Martin good,i mean Seb yes hes a 4 time WC ,but Stroll i can rly believe that he stays in one of the best teams and they force him to improve

  16. Grant Challinor

    Grant Challinor

    18 dagen geleden

    Otmar didn't waste the opportunity to wheel-out some excuses for Lance Stroll's performance last year - even managing to throw Covid into the mix without mentioning that Perez had it too... Lance isn't a terrible F1 driver but he's not a rookie anymore but hasn't developed as you might hope... Probably a factor in bringing Seb to the team is that Germany is a very important market for Aston Martin but you take some of what Otmar said almost as meaning that the team are trying to find a driver Lance Stroll might be able to beat......

  17. Georgy Thomas

    Georgy Thomas

    19 dagen geleden

    So this year we have a British World Champion driving for German team and a German W.Champ driving for a British team.

    • Gods Grace Or Mans Synthetic Manipulation

      Gods Grace Or Mans Synthetic Manipulation

      9 dagen geleden

      and i predict England v Germany in Euro 2021 final, you heard i here first ;)

    • Pan i

      Pan i

      16 dagen geleden

      Yes, except AM is basically a Mercedes 😉

  18. cynicalobserver

    cynicalobserver

    19 dagen geleden

    The cringe in this video reaches new heights

  19. Brian T

    Brian T

    19 dagen geleden

    Wow that was a dumbass question...

  20. Bob Skinner

    Bob Skinner

    19 dagen geleden

    Otmar can spin it as much as he can but he doesnt look comfortable with the decision to shaft Perez for Vettel. Vettel a great team player! You're joking Get Fooked Call me "Multi 21 Seb"

    • Sourojeet Dasgupta

      Sourojeet Dasgupta

      18 dagen geleden

      You are talking as if checo never clashed with button and ocon... While Seb and Mr.Iceman never had a in team battle

  21. MrDerrickChan

    MrDerrickChan

    19 dagen geleden

    Looking forward to watching Checo spank "Aston Martin"

  22. Weyland Yutani

    Weyland Yutani

    19 dagen geleden

    Vettel spent so long at Ferrari he now looks like Gerhard Berger

  23. son

    son

    19 dagen geleden

    Szafnauer. Otmar Szafnauer.

  24. Kenneth Sørensen

    Kenneth Sørensen

    19 dagen geleden

    The biggest problem with this Aston Martin team is Stroll, yes both Stroll's. And Otmar Szafnauer is to frighten to say anything negative about Lancey boy. Anyhow, it will be hopefully some fun moments in the 21 season also!

    • Danish*beep*Sabir

      Danish*beep*Sabir

      3 dagen geleden

      The only thing Stroll needs to improve is his consistency

    • Sourojeet Dasgupta

      Sourojeet Dasgupta

      18 dagen geleden

      @Offbeat Peers OP is stoned... Leave him alone

    • Rohit Revankar

      Rohit Revankar

      19 dagen geleden

      I have never heard any team principal say anything negative about their drivers..You have eh?

  25. finton mainz

    finton mainz

    19 dagen geleden

    Painting the pink Mercedes green isn't a major innovation as hyped. They will be lucky if they can get the new tyres to work this year with the loss of downforce.

    • finton mainz

      finton mainz

      18 dagen geleden

      @Sourojeet Dasgupta I'm impressed. I didn't know Siemens AG had a branch in Dharavi.

    • Sourojeet Dasgupta

      Sourojeet Dasgupta

      18 dagen geleden

      @finton mainz he? oh he is fine.. Currently he is working as regional head of Simens... not that you will know what it is any way

    • finton mainz

      finton mainz

      18 dagen geleden

      @Sourojeet Dasgupta where's your cousin Rohit?

    • Sourojeet Dasgupta

      Sourojeet Dasgupta

      18 dagen geleden

      Not that you will understand any of this... So you stick to calling it pink Mercedes and green Mercedes

    • Sourojeet Dasgupta

      Sourojeet Dasgupta

      18 dagen geleden

      @finton mainz minor tweeks? Don't make me laugh... Chassis balancing... Weight redistribution... Reliability update , new aero package.... And much more electronic work... Its the reason Mercedes are less dominant towards end of the season cause they stop developing there car to use the resources on next year

  26. Sean Kirk

    Sean Kirk

    19 dagen geleden

    I hope "Lance n Sebastian" work out for you rather than "Sergio n Sebastian",.. I'm so looking forward to this 2021 season, because I think the latter would be the better combination.

  27. Tyler Anderson

    Tyler Anderson

    19 dagen geleden

    FIA: We need to cut costs. Let’s make them keep the same chassis but redesign all the aero.

  28. #sv5

    #sv5

    19 dagen geleden

    Otmar looks happy for this season

  29. John Clery

    John Clery

    19 dagen geleden

    I used to be a Hamilton fan. Cant stand the guy now. Sanctimonious, preachy and falsely humble. - Come on Aston & Vettel.

    • abhi verma

      abhi verma

      19 dagen geleden

      Liegate all the way...

    • M C

      M C

      19 dagen geleden

      Can't stand him ever since he started speaking up against systematic racism instead of dancing for your entertainment, right?

    • seb5

      seb5

      19 dagen geleden

      You're sympathetic

  30. twosecsted

    twosecsted

    19 dagen geleden

    Agent 005

  31. luna lina

    luna lina

    19 dagen geleden

    Welcome Sebastian to Aston Martin 🐞💪🎉👌👍💖🐞💪🎉👌👍💖

  32. 007dunphy

    007dunphy

    19 dagen geleden

    Let’s be honest... stroll simply isn’t good enough.. he kept his seat because his dad owns the team... he ain’t no where as good as perez and you can’t even mention him and Vettel in same sentence... If anyone else owns that team at the end of season who goes ... stroll

    • 007dunphy

      007dunphy

      18 dagen geleden

      @Hoàng Đạt Ngô if he wasn’t backed by his dads money in his 1st year with Williams he would have been dropped and never seen in F1 again .. like most rookies who just don’t cut it ... throw someone enough balls sooner or later they will hit one ..

    • Hoàng Đạt Ngô

      Hoàng Đạt Ngô

      19 dagen geleden

      Nah, As a Seb fan. I think Lance is good enough. He has improved a lot. He's also very young, just over 22. He still has a lot of potentials. Maybe not a top driver like Leclerc or Max but a good midfielder just like Perez. Yeah, he isn't as good as Perez right now but Perez is way more experience than Lance and if you compare his fourth season with Lance's fourth season in F1, I don't think he's much better.

    • Peppa Pig

      Peppa Pig

      19 dagen geleden

      Heard it before. He qualified P1 in Turkey. They all drove on the same wet track in cars that couldn't reach their max speed. He is an exceptionally good driver. The wet is where the cream rises to the top.

  33. Christopher Brown

    Christopher Brown

    19 dagen geleden

    There should be a new rule now at Aston Martin that everybody has to wear a tuxedo work uniform while they are working.

    • Varun Kaushik

      Varun Kaushik

      15 dagen geleden

      Like RBR when all the mechanics were dressed up as stormtroopers one year in Monaco!!

    • finton mainz

      finton mainz

      18 dagen geleden

      It would be a clever gimmick. They should really do it

  34. The Racing Pilot

    The Racing Pilot

    19 dagen geleden

    Let's go Aston 🙌🙌

  35. dev ravi

    dev ravi

    19 dagen geleden

    PLEASE WIN AGAIN PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SEB

    • BroAverage

      BroAverage

      19 dagen geleden

      Don't worry he will send got us covered with Aston Martin now that he's out of toxic Ferrari

  36. luna lina

    luna lina

    19 dagen geleden

    Sebastian Vettel und Aston Martin 💖💪🎉👌👍💖💪🎉👌👍💖

  37. It's Only Me

    It's Only Me

    19 dagen geleden

    Would be highly amusing to see Vettel get embarrassed again

    • david orama

      david orama

      19 dagen geleden

      ...I think you mean sad, not amusing.

    • Rohit Revankar

      Rohit Revankar

      19 dagen geleden

      @Alexander James LMAO ROFL

    • Alexander James

      Alexander James

      19 dagen geleden

      Keep giving ferrari a BJ mate

  38. Pranesh koul FxDLPdulWQ

    Pranesh koul FxDLPdulWQ

    19 dagen geleden

    Finally Seb is in safe hands🔥❤️

    • BroAverage

      BroAverage

      19 dagen geleden

      U love to see it 💚💚💚

  39. Jules

    Jules

    19 dagen geleden

    Otmar with the Android selfie cam

  40. Mancunian swagger

    Mancunian swagger

    19 dagen geleden

    All i want is to see seb making bittono cry!!

    • Nakul Naik

      Nakul Naik

      15 dagen geleden

      @chris chris I admit that seb isn't Lewis material anymore and I admit he got beaten. But you're discrediting his entire 4 world championships down to luck, car performance. That is plain stupid on your part. You're one of the few people who believe in such a thing. Seemingly almost the entire f1 community regards him as an f1 legend but you believe he isnt.

    • chris chris

      chris chris

      15 dagen geleden

      @Mista Dobalina there are many experts that say that it was faster but you vettel fan boys are so obsessed with your hero you cant even admit when he is beaten by a better driver and make every excuse possible, now that is whats sad

    • Mista Dobalina

      Mista Dobalina

      16 dagen geleden

      @Nakul Naik Chris Chris is a clown What he says is fact in his head, because he says it 😄

    • Mista Dobalina

      Mista Dobalina

      16 dagen geleden

      @chris chris you gave up and ran, you didn't counter anything. You stated the Ferrari was faster in 2017 and 18, yet they only scored 4 pes the one year and 5 the next. All due to vettels skill too. You're delusional and your hatred is quite sad.

    • Mista Dobalina

      Mista Dobalina

      16 dagen geleden

      @chris chris vettel won plenty in 17 and 18 what are you smoking? And you state that the Ferrari was the fastest then like it's a fact. How on earth would you know?

  41. Mancunian swagger

    Mancunian swagger

    19 dagen geleden

    All i want to see from seb this yr to overtake sainz at the last corner at monza & break ferrari hearts coz they certainly broke my man's heart..

    • Nakul Naik

      Nakul Naik

      17 dagen geleden

      @Georgy Thomas Seb is the reason Seb is out.

    • Federico d'Este

      Federico d'Este

      18 dagen geleden

      @Areeb Siddiqui but the fact they were not good enough does not mean seb did not have the support of the team, dummy.

    • Areeb Siddiqui

      Areeb Siddiqui

      18 dagen geleden

      @Federico d'Este The 17 car was never good enough for the title. Seb drove on another level that year to get into a championship battle which he was inevitably going to lose. I explained why Vettel didn't win in 18. Use your eyes and read. Also, whilst Ferrari were closer to Merc in 18 than the year before. Merc and Lewis were still better over the course of the year and massively outdeveloped Ferrari and deserved to win the title.

    • Federico d'Este

      Federico d'Este

      18 dagen geleden

      @Areeb Siddiqui so what that they were not there anymore? Arrivabene gave seb two competitive cars and vettel couldn't win the title, then the rise of leclerc made the team move on from seb

    • Areeb Siddiqui

      Areeb Siddiqui

      18 dagen geleden

      @Federico d'Este Oh please, just go and educate yourself. Luca De Montzemello and his people were responsible for bringing Seb to Ferrari but by the time he came they were gone. Marchionne/Arrivabene and their style was like chalk and cheese compared to Vettel. He wanted more say in the working of the team but they told him to stick to the driving and nothing else. Vettel is known for having a hands on approach and at Red Bull they facilitated that by truly building the team around him. And we all know how that worked out. That was bad enough but from 2018 onwards they also moved away from their car philosophy in pursuit of straight line speed. They started building long wheelbase cars with instability and lack of rear downforce and lots of oversteer. If you know Vettel then you'll know how much he struggles with a car like that, you give him a car with undeersteer and great rear downforce and he's virtually unbeatable. Things just got worse from 2019 onwards when Clownotto took over. Add to that Ferrari having the dumbest strategists on the grid with the brunt of their failures falling mainly on Vettel's shoulders and their godawful pitcrew which couldn't execute a good pitstop to save their lives. Anyway, Ferrari are Leclerc's problem now, I'm gonna enjoy watching them crash and burn when they budget cap comes in and the most inefficient team on the grid has to work on a quarter of its current budget. As for Vettel, thankfully he's in a better place now at Aston.

  42. Soham Mhatre

    Soham Mhatre

    19 dagen geleden

    He didn't miss the chance to call Seb as "Vettel, Sebastian Vettel" lmao

    • sanjay kumar

      sanjay kumar

      19 dagen geleden

      When you go to Aston this line just suits up 😂😂😂although bond will be happy 😂😂

  43. Rhys Shaw

    Rhys Shaw

    19 dagen geleden

    I like hearing him say "I don't think that [3rd in WCC] would be out target".

    • Rhys Shaw

      Rhys Shaw

      19 dagen geleden

      Yes, I don't want a pay 2 win sport. Mclaren, ferrari, even Renault. Vettel the only chance for Aston Money

    • M C

      M C

      19 dagen geleden

      It's what they should've gotten last year but the owner's son didn't do his part in the car.

  44. Andre Gopiechand

    Andre Gopiechand

    19 dagen geleden

    "0-0- Uh!! Oh!!!" !!!!!! (Double 0 -Uh !! Oh!!!)

  45. rebecca Chua

    rebecca Chua

    19 dagen geleden

    Go team 3S - Saf + Seb + Str 😃😎😎🍀🍀🍀

    • BroAverage

      BroAverage

      19 dagen geleden

      It's a sign let's go seb let's go stroll let's go sat💚💚💚☘️☘️☘️

  46. Bhrz

    Bhrz

    19 dagen geleden

    Otmar: We have bought lots of green spray paint during the winter break, to make the W11 look like an Aston Martin.

  47. sam08yeet

    sam08yeet

    19 dagen geleden

    se🅱️ will be back

    • MSportsEngineering

      MSportsEngineering

      17 dagen geleden

      ...wards facing on track before you know it!

  48. Scott Meredith

    Scott Meredith

    19 dagen geleden

    "Aggressive new haircut" 🤣 Try "going bald"

  49. Lastname Firstname

    Lastname Firstname

    19 dagen geleden

    Why is the journalist calling Aston Martin a wonderful brand. Isn't he supposed to be objective or is he on the AM payroll to market them a bunch? Weird.

    • Pixel Boujee

      Pixel Boujee

      17 dagen geleden

      Well because Aston Martin IS a wonderful (read: legendary) brand ? Lmao what even is this question.

    • Sourojeet Dasgupta

      Sourojeet Dasgupta

      18 dagen geleden

      @Anshuman Mahapatra yup they dominated WEC 19-20... also won 24hours of LeMans

    • Anshuman Mahapatra

      Anshuman Mahapatra

      19 dagen geleden

      Because it is.. Lookup Aston Martin's history including racing series such as wec.. and it is a legendary brand with the james bond movies

    • Lastname Firstname

      Lastname Firstname

      19 dagen geleden

      @Scott Meredith So because its a British team he has to suck up to them for 80% of the interview? Pretty weird. Every other sentence that came out of his mouth was him showering AM with praise.

    • Scott Meredith

      Scott Meredith

      19 dagen geleden

      Maybe because he's British, SkySports is British, and Aston Martin is British. Call me crazy 🙄

  50. ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs

    ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs

    19 dagen geleden

    Man, I am just hoping Aston surprises this year, and in every regard. This year will be a significantly greater challenge than last year.

  51. Derrick Vigas

    Derrick Vigas

    19 dagen geleden

    Hamilton, a Britain, is dominating in a German team , Vettel, a German, is joining a British team. LEZZZ GO VETTEL

    • carrington mangwroi

      carrington mangwroi

      17 dagen geleden

      Actually proton is a British team aka proton Mercedes benz

    • Dope Soldier

      Dope Soldier

      18 dagen geleden

      @Alpha Wolf with your Logic Renault are also British team, but you won't cause it's not a Winning team !

    • MR AMG BENZ

      MR AMG BENZ

      19 dagen geleden

      @Alpha Wolf based in UK solely for F1 logistical purposes. Merceded Benz is the most German thing there is

    • Bluen Ginez

      Bluen Ginez

      19 dagen geleden

      I too am a Britain

    • Dope Soldier

      Dope Soldier

      19 dagen geleden

      @Alpha Wolf German based in the UK !

  52. prashant patil

    prashant patil

    19 dagen geleden

    Names Szafnauer, otmar szafnauer and Vettel , Sebastian Vettel👏🏻👏🏻

  53. Sam Dawson

    Sam Dawson

    19 dagen geleden

    The season can’t come fast enough

  54. Mike Suarez

    Mike Suarez

    19 dagen geleden

    I don’t think lance will compete against seb but who knows nothing is impossible in F1

    • Areeb Siddiqui

      Areeb Siddiqui

      18 dagen geleden

      @The Living Room Lance Vs Seb is most certainly not even a conversation. Pure delusions for anyone who thinks that's a possibility.

    • The Living Room

      The Living Room

      19 dagen geleden

      @Tim Dev Haha he'd need to beat Lance first! Really hope he gets his mojo back and features in a bond film before he hangs up his gloves!!

    • Tim Dev

      Tim Dev

      19 dagen geleden

      @The Living Room Win the championship and retire like a boss?

    • The Living Room

      The Living Room

      19 dagen geleden

      If Lance beats Seb, Seb will have to do a Rosberg imho

  55. BroAverage

    BroAverage

    19 dagen geleden

    SEB *WILL* BE BACK

    • RUNBOW

      RUNBOW

      9 dagen geleden

      @Scott Meredith doesn’t mean anything 😐

    • Scott Meredith

      Scott Meredith

      9 dagen geleden

      @RUNBOW All I have to say is: 6 YEARS AGO. Ancient history bro. Keep living in the past. 🙄

    • RUNBOW

      RUNBOW

      10 dagen geleden

      @Scott Meredith he had a comeback in 2015. 2014 was a mediocre season for him but 2015 was a very strong season for him. Even Hamilton said that what Vettel achieved with the machinery he had was scary.

    • luna lina

      luna lina

      19 dagen geleden

      @Scott Meredith 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩

    • Anshuman Mahapatra

      Anshuman Mahapatra

      19 dagen geleden

      @Scott Meredith saw 2015? He was back with a bang won 3 races in a much inferior ferrari, beat rosbeg untill last 2 rounds .. i dont think you know what you are talking about

  56. sharle legreck

    sharle legreck

    19 dagen geleden

    BOOM

  57. Kieren

    Kieren

    19 dagen geleden

    F1!!

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