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BREAKING NEWS: Vettel to join Aston Martin for 2021 F1 season

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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel
Modified 10 Sep 2020, 12:54 IST

Sebastian Vettel will remain in Formula One after agreeing to join Aston Martin for the 2021 season, it has been confirmed.

Racing Point will morph into the Aston Martin works team next year and they have confirmed four-time world champion Vettel will be at the wheel "for 2021 and beyond".

The German had been looking for another team after it was announced his Ferrari contract would not be extended beyond 2021. He will be replaced at the Scuderia by Carlos Sainz.

Vettel will take over from Sergio Perez, who confirmed on Wednesday he would be leaving the team at the end of the season, and partner Lance Stroll.

"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," said Vettel in a statement.

‍"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, team owner] to the sport is inspiring and I believe we can build something very special together.

"I still have so much love for Formula One and my only motivation is to race at the front of the grid. To do so with Aston Martin will be a huge privilege."

Published 10 Sep 2020, 12:54 IST
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