Sebastian Vettel, who’s at present on the fag-end of a 5-year stint with Ferrari, will go away the Italian group on the finish of the yr.
The Racing Level group which can be quickly rebranded to Aston Martin in 2021 has procured the companies of 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. Vettel who’s at present on the fag-end of a 5-year stint with Ferrari is alleged to go away the Italian group on the finish of the yr. Earlier within the yr, it was revealed that Ferrari had not renewed Vettel’s contract within the wake of the pandemic.
Whereas rumours had been rife about Vettel becoming a member of racing level the issue was the group already had 2 drivers signed up for the 2021 season. Sergio Perez was the possible contender to go away the group contemplating Lance Stroll, his teammate, is the son of Lawrence Stroll who owns the group. The Mexican driver was contracted until 2022 however looks like there was a clause which allowed Racing Level to finish the connection.
“I’m happy to lastly share this thrilling information about my future,” mentioned the four-time World Champion. “I am extraordinarily proud to say that I’ll turn out to be an Aston Martin driver in 2021. “It is a new journey for me with a very legendary automotive firm”, he added.
“I’ve been impressed with the outcomes the group has achieved this yr and I consider the long run seems even brighter. “The power and dedication of Lawrence [Stroll] to the game is in spiring and I consider we are able to construct one thing very particular collectively. “I nonetheless have a lot love for Formulation 1 and my solely motivation is to race on the entrance of the grid. To take action with Aston Martin can be an enormous privilege.”
Late final evening Sergio Perez launched an announcement revealing that he was set to go away the racing level group on the finish of 2021. In a heartfelt observe, Paris revealed that he was very grateful to Vijay Mallya who was the unique proprietor of the racing level group when it was nonetheless known as Pressure India and continued his help for Lawrence Stroll and the brand new inbound Aston Martin marquee.
“Sebastian is a confirmed champion and brings a profitable mentality that matches our personal ambitions for the long run as Aston Martin F1 Staff. “On a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Sebastian is without doubt one of the finest on the earth, and I am unable to consider a greater driver to assist take us into this new period. He’ll play a big position in taking this group to the subsequent degree,” mentioned Otmar Szafnauer the Racing Level Boss.
That is going to be a giant deal for Vettel as for the final three years at Ferrari his efficiency has been dismal. In 2018, his Ferrari was arguably the quicker automotive and but he spun a number of instances within the season and squandered the possibility to win his fifth world title. In 2019, he was outshined by rookie Charles Leclerc which is going on once more 2020 on a disastrous Ferrari automotive which is hamstrung with poor straight-line velocity.