The Aston Martin driver is preparing for his first race of the 2022 F1 season after lacking occasions in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia attributable to a optimistic Covid take a look at.
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Sebastian Vettel has joked that he appears like a child late for varsity as he prepares to make the 2022 Australian Grand Prix his first race of the F1 season.
The Aston Martin driver has touched down in Australia and is able to race after lacking each the Bahrain GP and Saudi Arabian GP attributable to a optimistic Covid take a look at.
Nico Hulkenberg changed him as Lance Stroll’s teammate on the British outfit, however has now stepped apart.
Vettel has missed 4 weeks of F1
Vettel’s return in Australia will see him get behind the wheel of his AMR22 for the primary time since pre-season testing in Bahrain, now 4 weeks in the past.
“After testing optimistic and lacking the primary two races, it feels a bit like arriving late to high school, so I am actually eager to get going once more,” mentioned Vettel.
“Beginning my season in Australia is one thing I’ve performed earlier than, after all, and it is also nice that System 1 is returning after a tough couple of years.”
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Vettel has loads of homework to do
His stand-in, Hulkenberg, defined that Vettel could have loads of homework to do earlier than he jumps again into the automotive.
Vettel’s first laps ought to come on Friday throughout FP1 (04:00 BST) with the staff trying to rating their first factors of the season.
“For me, after almost a month out of the automotive, it will likely be necessary to study all through the apply periods,” admitted four-time World Champion Vettel.
“I hope we are able to take some steps ahead in what’s often an thrilling and unpredictable race.”
RacingNews365.com F1 journalists Dieter Rencken,
Mike Seymour, and Thomas Maher look again over the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix in Jeddah, which was gained in dramatic vogue by Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen.