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‘Late to school’: COVID-free Vettel keen to start F1 season at last

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Sebastian Vettel said yesterday it felt like “arriving late to school” as he starts his season at the Australian Grand Prix this week after missing the opening two races.

Germany’s four-time world champion was ruled out of the Bahrain and Saudi Arabia grand prix last month with coronavirus.

“After testing positive and missing the first two races, it feels a bit like arriving late to school so I’m really keen to get going again,” said Vettel, who has triumphed three times in Melbourne.

He will have plenty of catching up to do in terms of learning about his Aston Martin car after limited pre-season testing and with most of his rivals having two races under their belts.

Aston Martin Racing driver Sebastian Vettel. PHOTO: XINHUA