Nevertheless, Sergio Perez introduced on Wednesday that he can be leaving Racing Level on the finish of the present season, regardless of having a deal till 2022, opening up an area on the grid.
“I am extraordinarily proud to say that I’ll turn out to be an Aston Martin driver in 2021,” Vettel stated in an announcement. “It is a new journey for me with a really legendary automobile firm. I’ve been impressed with the outcomes the staff has achieved this yr and I consider the long run seems to be even brighter.
“The vitality and dedication of Lawrence [Stroll, Racing Point part-owner] to the game is inspiring and I consider we will construct one thing very particular collectively.
“I nonetheless have a lot love for Method 1 and my solely motivation is to race on the entrance of the grid. To take action with Aston Martin will likely be an enormous privilege.”
Vettel gained 4 consecutive world titles with Crimson Bull between 2010 and 2013, however his driving has been affected by errors in latest occasions. In 2018, a number of errors within the second half of the season noticed Vettel squander the championship lead and Ferrari’s probability of a primary world title since 2007.
Vettel is thirteenth within the drivers’ standings, having recorded simply 16 factors up to now this season, and sits 29 factors behind teammate Leclerc.
Nevertheless, by way of victories, Vettel is the third most profitable within the sport’s historical past, behind solely Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton,
Racing Level stated the Vettel deal “is a transparent assertion of the staff’s ambition to determine itself as probably the most aggressive names within the sport.”
“Everyone at Silverstone is massively excited by this information,” Staff Principal Otmar Szafnauer stated in an announcement. “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 among the greatest on this planet, 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 staff to the following stage.”