Ralf Schumacher has warned Aston Martin that their Imola double points-haul was seemingly a “flash within the ache” and he doesn’t count on them to be “that good” in Miami.
Aston Martin went into spherical 4 of the championship as the one workforce but to get off the mark.
They walked away from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix with 5 factors on the board, each Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll within the factors.
The duo certified ninth and fifteenth for the dash race, Vettel securing Aston Martin’s first Q3 look of the season solely to lose locations within the dry within the dash qualifying race.
However with the grand prix begin on a moist observe, the German was quickly working his manner in the direction of the factors, ending P8 on day with Stroll tenth.
The workforce, although, shouldn’t count on a repeat come Miami with Schumacher calling their Imola outcome a “flash within the pan”.
“I assume that Imola was a flash within the pan,” the previous driver wrote in his newest Sky Germany column.
“We’re going to Miami in two weeks. I don’t count on the Aston Martin to be that good.
“However it’s a brand new observe, the temperatures can be larger. All groups have their issues. I’m curious how it is going to be.”
However whereas the German isn’t anticipating a lot from Aston Martin, he was nonetheless impressed with their efficiency at Imola.
The race was Vettel’s second of the season, the four-time World Champion having missed the primary two races with Covid, with Schumacher saying it confirmed Vettel’s energy within the moist.
“Sebastian Vettel did a a lot better job,” he mentioned. “In Imola it grew to become clear as soon as once more that he’s merely rain driver.
“What’s placing is the Aston Martin is best within the rain than within the dry.
“I don’t suppose Vettel would have completed within the high ten within the dry. You noticed that within the dash. Issues didn’t go as nicely then as later within the race. Ultimately, nevertheless, there’s a robust eighth place.”
“One mustn’t overlook that his team-mate Lance Stroll was additionally capable of impress with tenth place,” Schumacher continued.
“You may see that the automobile can do one thing. In any case, that was a ray of hope.
“I feel if the 2 get used to the automobile much more, the outcomes can be extra steady and higher sooner or later.”
Aston Martin are as much as ninth within the Constructors’ Championship, now 4 factors forward of Williams.