World Champion Sebastian Vettel to join renamed Aston Martin team in 2021

Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer shares the squad's excitement after the joining of Sebastian Vettel.

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Sebastian Vettel

Former world champion and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel confirms his joining with the renamed Aston Martin team in Formula 1 in 2021. According to a report in BBC, the 33-year-old is moving to the squad currently known as Racing Point.

The four-time world champion was earlier associated with Ferrari. He cleared the air on his transfer after the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer refused to offer Vettel a new contract.

The German replaces Mexican racing driver Sergio Perez, who announced his exit on Wednesday.

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“I am pleased to finally share this exciting news about my future. It’s an extreme pride to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021. It’s a new adventure for me with a truly legendary car company. I have been impressed with the results the team has achieved this year, and I believe the future looks even brighter.

“The energy and commitment of Lawrence [Stroll] to the sport is inspiring, and I believe we can build something 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,” said the German.

Otmar Szafnauer shares his excitement

Racing Point‘s Otmar Szafnauer

Team principal Otmar Szafnauer said the team was ‘hugely excited’ by the news.

“Sebastian is a proven champion and brings a winning mentality that matches our 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,” mentioned Otmar.

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