Ralf Schumacher slams 'whining' Sebastian Vettel and tells him 'nobody cares' about Aston Martin debut flop

SEBASTIAN VETTEL was told to stop 'whining' about his Aston Martin car by Ralf Schumacher.

And the ex-F1 driver reckons Vettel has to knuckle down after a miserable season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

Four-time world champion Vettel switched to Aston Martin this year after six seasons with Ferrari.

But he failed to make it out of Q1 in the Middle East and finished a disappointing 15th place.

Schumacher, who won six F1 races during his decade-long F1 career and is brother of legend Michael, told Sport1.de: "The whining that he doesn’t feel the car has to stop.

“I’m sorry for Sebastian. This is a huge problem and it will take time.

“Nobody cares about that, and after all, we’re in Formula One here and he’s also earning a lot of money.

“At the end of the day, Sebastian is an experienced racing driver and a multiple world champion. He has to clean up with his team-mate now and the rest will come on its own even if the Aston Martin doesn’t turn into a winning car this year.”


"He's not unreasonable. I understand Sebastian's frustration.

"He had anything but a perfect weekend."

Vettel's team-mate Lance Stroll finished in 10th place at last month's season opener.

The teams head to Imola for the second race on April 18.

Speaking after Bahrain, Vettel admitted: “It’s been probably not the best weekend or the weekend we were looking for.

“But there were a lot of things that we learned that we need to address. We will see how quickly we can fix them.

“I’m not at home in the car. There’s a lot of things that are fighting me so that I can’t really focus on driving. But we need to address them and try and fix them.”

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