Nevertheless, Sergio Perez introduced on Wednesday that he can 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 stated in an announcement. “It is a new journey for me with a really legendary automotive firm. I’ve been impressed with the outcomes the crew has achieved this 12 months and I consider the longer term seems even brighter.
“The power and dedication of Lawrence [Stroll, Racing Point part-owner] to the game is inspiring and I consider we are able to construct one thing very particular collectively.
“I nonetheless have a lot love for Formulation 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 received 4 consecutive world titles with Pink Bull between 2010 and 2013, however his driving has been affected by errors in latest occasions. 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.
Vettel is 13th within the drivers’ standings, having recorded simply 16 factors thus far this season, and sits 29 factors behind teammate Leclerc.
Nevertheless, when it comes to victories, Vettel is the third most profitable within the sport’s historical past, behind solely Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton,
Racing Level stated the Vettel deal “is a transparent assertion of the crew’s ambition to determine itself as some of the aggressive names within the sport.”
“All people at Silverstone is massively excited by this information,” Crew Principal Otmar Szafnauer stated in an announcement. “Sebastian is a confirmed champion and brings a profitable mentality that matches our personal ambitions for the longer term as Aston Martin F1 Crew.
“On a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Sebastian is among the greatest on the earth, and I can not consider a greater driver to assist take us into this new period. He’ll play a big position in taking this crew to the subsequent stage.”