In recent weeks there have been two moves in F1 that have drawn a lot of attention. Both have to do with world champions. And on both occasions they have Aston Martin as a common denominator. Sebastian Vettel has announced that he will retire at the end of this season. And, later, it was confirmed that Fernando Alonso will occupy the German’s seat in the Silverstone-based team from 2023. Helmut Marko has spoken about these two shocking news in an interview with ‘Oe24.a’. And he has compared both drivers with his usual crudeness. Vettel has come out very badly in the verdict issued by the fearsome Austrian leader. And, on the contrary, Alonso has received praise from the Red Bull advisor, who is not exactly lavished with compliments (except with Max Verstappen) not even with the drivers of his own squad. Comparison Vettel vs. AlonsoWhen he comments on what has happened with ‘Seb’, who was a four-time champion with the Milton Keynes team (from 2010 to 2013), he emphasizes that he sees it as normal to let him see what he is doing at the wheel of the AMR22: “In the past, with his meticulousness, Vettel fit perfectly into our DNA. With him at Red Bull everything worked perfectly. But now he has other priorities, so what has happened is normal and that is why he has made this drastic decision. If you don’t put your heart in what you do, you get nothing”. Alonso, extremely happy. / ALPINE F1On the other hand, Alonso warns: “He is super fast. The type of races he is capable of doing is incredible. For me, it is the surprise of the year and I even think that, as a driver, he is still capable of winning. The only question it’s whether Aston Martin can provide him with the right package to do it.” Vettel’s father’s confession The point is that this year Vettel is suffering like hell. The four-time champion and winner of 53 grands prix is rolling in the rear. Right now he is 14th overall with 16 points. The father of the Heppenheim driver has confessed that not being able to compete for podiums and wins with Aston Martin has precipitated his daughter’s decision to leave F1. “It’s a shame, but I understand. It has been an incredible career for my son. It hurt him a lot to move away from the points zone and that accelerated his desire to retire,” Norbert Vettel told ‘RTL’. Alonso , still hungry Meanwhile, Alonso does not want to stop. At 41 years old, he is still hungry for glory. He will come to Aston Martin to fill Vettel’s vacancy and it will be seen how long he continues to compete in the elite, but he wants to prolong his dream for several more seasons. The Spaniard is in 10th position in the standings with 41 points and his ambition is to leave Alpine with a good taste in his mouth. Last year, the two-time F1 world champion achieved a valuable podium finish in Qatar and this year he will seek to get on top again in one of the nine remaining appointments for the end of the 2022 campaign.