All the rumors have finally been confirmed. German driver Sebastian Vettel will occupy Sergio Pérez’s chair in the Aston Martin team next season, in the return of the prestigious car brand to Formula 1, which will take the name of the current team.
After Checo will announce yesterday his departure from Racing Point at the end of this season, the way was cleared for the team to confirm the hiring of the four-time world champion.
Otmar Szafnauer, Racing Point Chief Executive Officer and Team Leader, said: “Everyone at Silverstone is very excited about this news. Sebastian is a proven champion and brings a winning mentality that matches our own ambitions for the future as an Aston Martin F1 Team. On Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Sebastian is one of the best in the world and I can’t think of a better driver to help us enter this new era. He will play an important role in taking this team to the next level. ” said the manager.
Meanwhile Sebastian Vettel commented: “I am pleased to finally share this exciting news about my future. I am very proud to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021. It is a new adventure for me with a truly legendary car brand. I have been impressed. the results the team has achieved this year and I think the future looks even brighter. Lawrence’s (Stroll) 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 the Formula 1 and my only motivation is to race ahead on the grid. Doing it with Aston Martin will be a great privilege, “said Vettel.
His teammate has not yet been confirmed, but it will obviously be Lance Stroll, son of the team owner and current Racing Point driver.