If he thought " close "To retire after his tenure with Ferrari ends at the end of the season, Sebastian Vettel will not be leaving the F1 world after all, at least for now. This Thursday, the quadruple world champion signed up with Racing Point (Aston Martin from 2021) from next year. A decision " not easy to take According to his own words.
" The situation has been quite intense in recent weeks and the way forward has become increasingly clear over time. The team's performance is encouraging and with the direction F1 will take in the years to come, it could be exciting. "
The performance of the RP20s precisely, this subject which has made so much noise in the paddock since the start of the season because of the similarities with the 2019 Mercedes W10. A subject that Sebastian Vettel did not take into account when making his choice.
" There has been a lot of buzz around this theme in recent weeks but to be honest it hasn't played a major role because I'm convinced by the team and their strengths.
It's a growing team, there is a lot of potential, while the other teams will have to decrease in size (reduction of the budget ceiling from 2021). It will probably be the first time that the team will have the same budget as the others ".
Sebastian Vettel will therefore be the leader of Aston Martin’s plan for his return to F1. A project he is happy to be part of.