He will be the transfer of the 2020-2021 off-season by joining Aston Martin Racing, which will emanate from the current Racing Point. Sebastian vettel will thus put an end to six years of relationship with the Scuderia Ferrari at the end of the season, to start a new chapter in his F1 career.
Dominator with the exceptional Red Bull – Renault single-seaters during the end of the V8 period, the quadruple world champion will have to advance a team with renewed ambitions after the arrival of the Stroll family at the helm.
“He (Lawrence Stroll) convinced me, in addition to the fact that the team is growing, Sebastian Vettel admits, in the Beyond the Grid podcast, on the reasons for his choice for 2021. The boxes were pretty easy to tick in terms of performance, on the racing aspect, where the team is, where the team could be, the potential …
It was also the state of mind and the desire to do something and do it well together. The project sounds like fun, and I finally decided to be a part of it. It's very different from Ferrari, and obviously Racing Point as it looks today and in the future Aston Martin will grow.
I think it's an incredible and stimulating trip for the whole team. And I hope I can add a lot and make things happen in the car and outside. "
You could think the German full of regrets to leave Ferrari without having managed to glean a world title, which he had made his goal by joining Maranello at the end of 2014. But the former Red Bull driver does not appear in this state of spirit at the time of the end of his adventure in red.
"I don't think I'll have any regrets looking back, continues Vettel. It is true that I failed because I had set myself the mission of winning the world championship with Ferrari, I failed.
There are things I should have done better, things that I maybe should have seen sooner, fights that maybe I shouldn't have fought. But then again, I think everything that happened has brought me to where I am now. "