Mathieu WARNIER, published on Tuesday September 01, 2020 at 11:20 p.m.
Dismissed by Ferrari at the end of the 2020 season and his contract, Sebastian Vettel confirmed his desire to continue in F1 in 2021 without looking at possible alternatives in other championships.
Quadruple world champion with Red Bull Racing, Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari on a failure. Arriving at Maranello in 2015 to try to emulate the successes of Michael Schumacher, the Heppenheim native has never been able to fight for the world title. While Carlos Sainz Jr will arrive to replace him alongside Charles Leclerc, the German assured in an interview with the British magazine Autosport that, despite "vague discussions" with the Racing Point team, which will become Aston Martin next year, and a number of solutions which is reduced day by day, he saw no other way than in F1 to "accomplish something thing ”in a stable capable of fighting at the forefront. However, such a possibility is a rare commodity, Mercedes and Red Bull Racing having already ruled out his recruitment, with a non-extension of Lewis Hamilton alongside Valtteri Bottas which seems irrelevant.
Vettel: "I did not look for alternatives"
Despite a bitter record with Scuderia Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel feels he is still in a position to add a fifth world title to his record and intends to find a team up to the challenge. "I don't have much interest in committing to a team that won't be able to fight for something worthwhile and move in the right direction for the future," says the German before pointing the finger at a necessarily uncertain future with the coming technical revolution. I think the big unknown is the rules for 2022. Obviously, a lot of teams are hoping that this will change a lot of things. I think we'll have to wait and see. I'll let you know as soon as I hear back. “But, in the event that no seat manages to seduce him, Sebastian Vettel does not want to think of leaving the F1 paddock. "For now, I am focused on Formula 1, and as I said before, in this regard, I have not looked for alternatives," he says. Maybe wrongly.