SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
Vettel signs for Racing Point for 2021
Sebastian Vettel today has signed a contract to drive for Racing Point-Mercedes for the 2021 Formula One season, to replace the departing Sergio Perez.
Vettel will partner current driver Lance Stroll.
The four-time world champion has 53 career wins, third all-time.
Sebastian Vettel 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.”
Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & 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.”