The Heppenheim driver was currently without a steering wheel for next year after confirming his departure from Ferrari, where he has raced since 2015, and the announcement this Wednesday of the ‘Checo’ to leave Racing Point at the end of the campaign has confirmed what seemed his most likely destination. Winner of 53 Grands Prix, the German now hopes to be able to be competitive again after two difficult years in the ‘Cavallino Rampante’.
“Ahead of Aston Martin’s long-awaited return to the F-1 grid in 2021, we are delighted to confirm that four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has joined the team,” Racing Point celebrated on Thursday. to comment that the German signed for 2021 “and beyond.”
The team warned that the arrival of the four-time world champion “It is a clear statement of ambition to establish itself as one of the most competitive names in the sport” and that the German will bring “a new mentality.” “He is one of the most accomplished and respected drivers in world motorsport and knows what it takes to win at the highest level,” he added.
“I am extremely proud to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021. It is a new adventure for me with a truly legendary automobile company. I am impressed with the results the team has achieved this year and I think the future looks even brighter. “, Vettel remarked in the statement of his arrival.
The German referred to Lawrence’s “energy and commitment” Stroll, owner of Racing Point, and was hopeful that both can “build something very special.” “I still have a lot of love for F-1 and my only motivation is to race at the front of the grid. Doing it with Aston Martin will be a great privilege, “he said.
Finally, Otmar Szafnauer, executive director and director of the team, recalled that Vettel is “a proven champion” and who will bring “a winning mentality” which fits in perfectly with “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 us lead into this new era. He will play an important role in taking this team to the next level, “he admitted.