There had been some doubt as as to whether the German would proceed in F1 after Ferrari introduced in Might that McLaren’s Carlos Sainz could be taking his seat.
Nevertheless, Sergio Perez introduced on Wednesday that he could be leaving Racing Level on the finish of the present season, regardless of having a deal till 2022, opening up an area on the grid.
“I am extraordinarily proud to say that I’ll change into an Aston Martin driver in 2021,” Vettel mentioned in an announcement. “It is a new journey for me with a really legendary automobile firm. I’ve been impressed with the outcomes the staff has achieved this 12 months and I imagine the long run appears even brighter.
“The vitality and dedication of Lawrence [Stroll, Racing Point part-owner] to the game is inspiring and I imagine we will construct one thing very particular collectively.
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“I nonetheless have a lot love for System 1 and my solely motivation is to race on the entrance of the grid. To take action with Aston Martin might be an enormous privilege.”
Vettel gained 4 consecutive world titles with Crimson Bull between 2010 and 2013, however his driving has been stricken by errors in latest instances. In 2018, a number of errors within the second half of the season noticed Vettel squander the championship lead and Ferrari’s probability of a primary world title since 2007.
The 33-year-old was signed by Ferrari with the intention of ending that championship drought, however the emergence of thrilling younger driver Charles Leclerc finally meant Vettel was now not thought-about the primary driver.
Vettel is 13th within the drivers’ standings, having recorded simply 16 factors up to now this season, and sits 29 factors behind teammate Leclerc.
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Nevertheless, by way of victories, Vettel is the third most profitable within the sport’s historical past, behind solely Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton,
Racing Level mentioned the Vettel deal “is a transparent assertion of the staff’s ambition to determine itself as one of the crucial aggressive names within the sport.”
“All people at Silverstone is massively excited by this information,” Group Principal Otmar Szafnauer mentioned in an announcement. “Sebastian is a confirmed champion and brings a profitable mentality that matches our personal ambitions for the long run as Aston Martin F1 Group.
“On a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Sebastian is likely one of the greatest on the planet, and I am unable to consider a greater driver to assist take us into this new period. He’ll play a big function in taking this staff to the subsequent stage.”