Sebastian Vettel has insisted the change amongst Aston Martin AMR22 technical specs was not a determination influenced by himself or staff-mate Lance Stroll.
The Silverstone-based mostly crew arrived at the Spanish Grand Prix with a radically altered structure to the 1 that experienced contested the opening 5 races of the season, with the new-spec drawing striking a resemblance to the Crimson Bull RB18.
The fuss triggered would seem certain to continue all through the coming months, with Pink Bull threatening likely authorized motion if proof can be uncovered of IP transfer.
But authorized or not, the car built beneficial – if not outstanding – development in Spain, while Vettel scored in Monaco to preserve the factors tally ticking over.
On the influences that prompted the adjust of spec, Vettel described: “There is the option for us to investigate unique approaches this 12 months.
“So from a design and style point of look at, the team failed to want to be stuck a single way. The time when both equally automobiles, in a way, have been in the [wind] tunnel was pretty early, appropriate before the period started.
“For sure there was an uncertainty as to which 1 was the most promising route? So the decision was taken really early.
“I never don’t forget particularly but I assume in advance of the initial race, all-around the to start with race, and from then onwards it has been a huge, huge thrust due to the fact it is really mainly a new car or truck.”
But detailing the impact the motorists experienced on choice making, Vettel added: “It is really not our conclusion.
“It is really totally up to the group, the engineers, primarily the aerodynamic department, to lead the way and then for everyone else to have the headache of resolving the problems.
“But with the prior automobile that we had, we saw there have been some challenges like other teams are also experiencing and are struggling with.
“We did not take care of to really make large, significant development but we consider this is the much better course.”