Sebastian Vettel will continue in Formula 1: signing for Aston Martin, current Racing Point

Sebastian Vettel will continue in Formula 1: signing for Aston Martin, current Racing Point

The German, who will not remain at Ferrari, will partner in 2021 with Lance Stroll, in the seat that now belongs to Sergio Pérez.

Sebastian Vettel will continue in Formula 1: signing for Aston Martin, current Racing Point

The Racing Point team, which in 2021 will become Aston Martin , announced the signing of Sebastian Vettel for next season. The German, winner of four world championships, will not continue at Ferrari , he will occupy the seat of Sergio 'Checo' Pérez and will form a couple with Lance Stroll , son of the owner of the team.

The British team assured that the contract will extend “beyond 2021” although it did not specify an exact date. According to rumors spread by the 'paddock', Vettel would have signed for three seasons, so he would run until he was 36 years old.

Racing Point is currently the fourth car on the grid in the Constructors' World Cup, behind Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren , and Lawrence Stroll, head of the project, wants to send a message of ambition by signing the former champion.

Vettel is having one of the worst seasons of his career at the slowest Ferrari in recent years. He has only been able to get 16 points , for the 45 of his teammate Charles Leclerc, and is 13th in the World Cup standings.

At 33 years old , the German arrives at a young, ambitious team that has led the middle class on the grid in several events this year and that will bring back an iconic brand like Aston Martin for Formula 1: “I'm glad to share this exciting news. I am proud to say that I will be an Aston Martin driver in 2021, “announced the 53-race winner, a record second only to Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton .

“This is a new adventure for me with a legendary car company . I am impressed with the results the team has achieved this year and I think the future looks even brighter. Lawrence [Stroll] 's energy and commitment to the sport is inspiring. and I believe that together we can build something very special. I still have a lot of love for F1 and my only motivation is to race at the front of the grid. Doing it with Aston Martin will be a great privilege, “he said.

Racing Point's obvious growth in recent months was marred, however, by serious technical controversy. Last August, the International Federation (FIA) sanctioned the Silverstone team for copying Mercedes its 2019 design in the brake lines. However, the engineers led by Otmar Szafnauer were able to continue using these parts in the RP20, popularly known in the 'paddock' as the Mercedes Rosa.

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