Racing Point, which will become Aston Martin F1 next year, is currently in talks with Sebastian Vettel. The possibility of signing a quadruple world champion and winner of more than 50 Grands Prix appears to be a very attractive sporting and marketing opportunity.
"I would say he would be clearly on the podium, or at least in a better position than he is at Ferrari" Gerhard Berger told sportbuzzer.de. An opinion shared by one of his compatriots, Toto Wolff, the director of Mercedes.
"I know discussions are going on" Wolff told the Osterreich newspaper. "It is not easy to replace Checo Pérez because he is an important part of the team, but from Aston Martin's point of view, Vettel would be a huge blow as Germany is the second most important market for them. But I don't want to influence the team to make that decision. "
Red Bull and AlphaTauri are also being considered as possible decisions for the Ferrari driver, but Franz Tost, manager of the second, has no idea: "Driver decisions are made by others at Red Bull. Most importantly, those decisions are made in September or October. We'll see."