Sebastian Vettel has found himself a seat for 2021 and beyond after being replaced by Carlos Sainz Jr. at Scuderia Ferrari.
The German driver will race for Aston Martin, formerly BWT Racing Point F1 Team. News came out late last night that Sergio Pérez would be leaving the Brackley outfit and it was only a matter of time before his replacement was announced.
Vettel was told by Ferrari before the season started that they won’t be continuing their journey together.
Otmar Szafnauer, CEO and Team Principal said “Everybody at Silverstone is hugely excited by this news. Sebastian is a proven champion and brings a winning mentality that matches our own ambitions for the future as Aston Martin F1 Team.
On a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Sebastian is one of the best in the world, and I can’t think of a better driver to help take us into this new era. He will play a significant role in taking this team to the next level.”
In a statement from Vettel he said, “I am pleased to finally share this exciting news about my future. I’m extremely proud to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021. It’s a new adventure for me with a truly legendary car company. I have been impressed with the results the team has achieved this year and I believe the future looks even brighter.
“The energy and commitment of Lawrence [Stroll] to the sport is inspiring and I believe we can build something very special together. I still have so much love for Formula 1 and my only motivation is to race at the front of the grid. To do so with Aston Martin will be a huge privilege.”