Sebastian Vettel has secured his Formula 1 future, signing a multi-year deal with Aston Martin.
The deal will see Vettel join the team, currently known as Racing Point, to partner Canadian Lance Stroll.
A new beginning for Seb after he signs with Aston Martin from 2021 ✍️
— Formula 1 (@F1) September 10, 2020
Speculation of the four-time world champion joining the Silverstone based outfit has circulated in abundance throughout the year.
Finally coming to a close during Ferrari’s 1000th GP celebrations in Mugello.
“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.
“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.”
Racing Point CEO & Team Principal, Otmar Szafnauer had profusely shut down rumours of Vettel joining. This included just mere hours before the announcement of Sergio Pérez’s departure.
Szafnauer on the veteran German driver signing on with Racing Point.
“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.”