We did not have to wait very long. On Wednesday evening, Sergio Perez announced that he was leaving Racing Point, his team since 2014, despite his year of contract, his sponsors and results not dishonorable at all. This Thursday morning, the team bought by billionaire Lawrence Stroll, whose son Lance is obviously untouchable in the duo of drivers, announces the name of his replacement, who was not in doubt: Sebastian Vettel. Not retained by Ferrari at the end of this 2020 season which is his sixth under the colors of the Scuderia, the quadruple German champion (33 years old) will therefore continue his career within this team which will be called next year Aston Martin, Stroll is also the owner of the legendary brand.
"I am delighted to finally share this exciting news about my future, comments Vettel, who has signed a multi-year contract. I am extremely proud to say that I will be an Aston Martin driver in 2021. It is a new adventure for me, with a legendary automaker. I have been impressed with the results achieved by the team this year and I believe the future will be even brighter. Lawrence's energy and investment in F1 inspires me and I believe we can build something very special together. I still love F1 a lot and my only motivation is to race at the front of the grid. Doing it with Aston Martin will be a huge privilege. "
It will be Sebastian Vettel's fifth team after BMW, Toro Rosso, Red Bull and Ferrari.