Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will stay in Formula One subsequent to marking an arrangement with the Racing Point group, which will rebrand itself as Aston Martin from next season.
There had been some uncertainty regarding whether the German would proceed in F1 after Ferrari reported in May that McLaren’s Carlos Sainz would be sitting down.
In any case, Sergio Perez reported on Wednesday that he would leave Racing Point toward the finish of the ebb and flow season, regardless of having an arrangement until 2022, opening up a space on the matrix.
“I’m amazingly pleased to state that I will end up being an Aston Martin driver in 2021,” Vettel said in an announcement. “It’s another experience for me with a genuinely unbelievable vehicle organization. I have been intrigued with the outcomes the group has accomplished for the current year and I accept the future looks significantly more brilliant.
“The energy and commitment of Lawrence [Stroll, Racing Point part-owner] to the sport is inspiring and I believe we can build something very special together.
“I still have so much love for Formula 1 and my only motivation is to race at the front of the grid. To do so with Aston Martin will be a huge privilege.”
Vettel won four sequential world titles with Red Bull somewhere in the range of 2010 and 2013, yet his driving has been tormented by mistakes as of late. In 2018, a few errors in the second 50% of the period saw Vettel waste the title lead and Ferrari’s possibility of a first world title since 2007.
The 33-year-old was marked by Ferrari with the point of finishing that title dry season, yet the development of energizing youthful driver Charles Leclerc in the end implied Vettel was not, at this point thought about the main driver.
Vettel is thirteenth in the drivers’ standings, having recorded only 16 focuses so far this season, and sits 29 focuses behind partner Leclerc.
Be that as it may, regarding triumphs, Vettel is the third best in the game’s history, behind just Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton,
Dashing Point said the Vettel bargain “is a clear statement of the team’s ambition to establish itself as one of the most competitive names in the sport.”
“Everybody at Silverstone is hugely excited by this news,” Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer said in a statement. “Sebastian is a proven champion and brings a winning mentality that matches our own ambitions for the future as Aston Martin F1 Team.
“On a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Sebastian is one of the best in the world, and I can’t think of a better driver to help take us into this new era. He will play a significant role in taking this team to the next level.”