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Steering and car philosophy are aspects Sebastian Vettel says he needs to adapt most of all at Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel at F1 pre-season testing in Bahrain. Credits: Reddit.

During his adaptation period at Aston Martin Sebastian Vettel has emphasized the thing which is needed to pay more attention to – steering and the new car concept.

Sebastian Vettel is less than a week away from his official Formula 1 debut with Aston Martin Racing. He has already got to drive the AMR21 car during the pre-season testing in Bahrain. Ahead of Bahrain GP, the 4-time world champion has spoken about the aspects he still needs to get used to.

“It’s just getting to know the people, as it’s one thing to understand what they mean, obviously, and lots of different things to talk about the car. On the car, the steering feels different, because it’s a different unit. Obviously, every F1 car has power steering, but every power steering is set up slightly differently, and it gives you a different impression because ultimately, when you drive, you have the wheel in your hands and that’s the feedback you get”, Vettel says.

Another thing Sebastian Vettel still needs to adapt is the car concept, which is completely new for the German: “The car has a different philosophy,” he said. “It’s a different team, it’s a different car so it drives a bit differently. It wants to be driven differently, and with different power units.”

“Without going into detail, because I don’t think it’s fair to compare in public, but naturally these things are different and take a bit of getting used to. It’s a different environment inside the car as well, just in terms of comfort. The pedals are feeling a bit different and the seat is a little bit different. So it’s small stuff, but it’s the cumulative effect of all those things put together”, he added.

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