Aston Martin confident of good Austin showing – Racingnews365.com

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Having scored regular points in recent races, Aston Martin are hopeful of continuing their good form in Austin as they seek to overhaul Alfa Romeo for sixth place in the Constructors' Championship.
Ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, Aston Martin drivers Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll say they are confident of scoring regular points in the remaining four races of the 2022 season.
A poor first half of 2022 had seen Aston Martin languishing in ninth place in the Constructors’ Championship by the season’s halfway point.
However, after scoring points in six of the past seven Grands Prix, Aston Martin have risen to seventh in the standings, and are just six points behind sixth-placed Alfa Romeo, who have scored only one point over the last nine races.
With Aston Martin in better form than the teams immediately around them in the Constructors’ standings, Vettel said he was keen for the Silverstone-based outfit to remain upwardly mobile until the end of the season.
“It is always a great feeling to return [to America], especially to such an exciting track, with lots of really challenging sectors,” said Vettel, who made his F1 debut at the 2007 United States Grand Prix, and won the 2013 event at the Circuit of the Americas.
“As ever, it is tough to predict exactly where we will be in the midfield battle, but recent races have shown we can regularly challenge for points positions, so I feel confident.
“We want to carry our positive momentum all the way to the end of the season.”
Vettel’s teammate Stroll comes into Austin having scored his best result of the season earlier this month, coming home sixth in Singapore, and said he was confident that Aston Martin’s recent points-scoring form would continue this weekend.
“We have shown great pace in recent races and I believe we will here as well,” said Stroll.
“Additionally, we now find ourselves in a fight for sixth position in the Constructors’ Championship after a couple of strong team results, so we will be looking to pick up more points and close that gap in the standings.”
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