"I'm extremely proud to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021," Vettel said in a statement. Sebastian Vettel said that he is “proud” to be a part of Aston Martin returning to Formula 1 as a works team for the first time since 1960. The billionaire wanted to make a statement of intent by signing Vettel for the team's first season as Aston Martin – the fact the British carmaker’s share price leapt when the news was announced shows the impact a four-time world champion can have even before he … "I think this makes sense on both counts," said Sky F1's Ted Kravitz. "I still have so much love for Formula 1 and my only motivation is to race at the front of the grid. F1 (CNN)Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will remain in Formula One after signing a deal with the Racing Point team, which will rebrand itself as Aston Martin from next season. Vettel spends first day at Aston Martin Magnussen wins court battle against former manager Explore NFL News Standings Results Super Bowl Transfer Talk Injury News. The 33-year-old was signed by Ferrari with the aim of ending that championship drought, but the emergence of exciting young driver. Updated 4:45 AM ET, Thu September 10, 2020. Sebastian Vettel is just a month away from resetting his F1 career. Aston Martin team principal Szafnauer says four-time F1 world champion Vettel will “bring out the best” in his teammate Lance Stroll. The four-time world champion is now at risk of a disastrous start to the new season. Vettel is 13th in the drivers' standings, having recorded just 16 points so far this season, and sits 29 points behind teammate Leclerc. Sebastian Vettel will join Aston Martin from 2021. LONDON — Sebastian Vettel can help Aston Martin hit the heights in Formula One this season just as Damon Hill’s arrival lifted predecessors Jordan in … Otmar Szafnauer, the outfit's team principal, said: "Everybody at Silverstone is hugely excited by this news. The German won all four of his titles at Red Bull, but following his ousting by Ferrari many are now drawing comparisons with his involvement in Lawrence Stroll's new Aston Martin project. Racing Point are fourth in this year's Constructors' Championship - two places ahead of struggling giant Ferrari - after a big jump up in performance with a car that has courted controversy from rivals due to its likeness to last year's title-winning Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel has signed to join Racing Point to spearhead their new Aston Martin era in a move that prolongs the four-time world champion's Formula 1 career into 2021. Vettel thankful for 'pen pal' Hamilton after Ferrari-debacle: "He cheered me up" It remains to be seen whether Vettel will ever have a chance of winning a fifth world title. He now gets a chance to prove himself as one of F1's elite again, and for the first time in his career driving a Merc-powered car. Sebastian Vettel will join Racing Point for the 2021 season and Sky F1's Ted Kravitz says the move makes sense for both parties. Vettel endured a torrid 2020 with the Scuderia, finishing a wretched 13th in the drivers' standings, and with his lowest points tally from a full campaign since 2008. But the four-time champion isn’t expecting the lack of running to be an issue as he prepares to make the switch over from Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel is well known for his sharp sense of humour, so the timing of his Aston Martin announcement on the eve of Ferrari's 1000th race … However the Aston Martin management believes that Vettel will thrive in his new environment, with technical director Andrew Green suggesting in October that the team can help him "rediscover his mojo." Sebastian Vettel's arrival at Aston Martin for 2021 represents an "important" moment in the new-look squad's F1 development, according to team boss Otmar Szafnauer. "The energy and commitment of Lawrence [Stroll, Racing Point part-owner] to the sport is inspiring and I believe we can build something very special together. Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer has vowed to show new recruit Sebastian Vettel the "love" he needs to succeed. I … And the car is essentially a copy of the 2019 Mercedes. In 2018, several mistakes in the second half of the season saw Vettel squander the championship lead and Ferrari's chance of a first world title since 2007. The signing of Vettel is another indication of how serious Stroll is about building up the Aston Martin team. The arrival of Charles Leclerc at Ferrari last year rocked Vettel somewhat, and ultimately the Ferrari relationship, but he was still a race-winner in 2019 and was only just beaten in the points, and qualifying battles by his team-mate. Replacing the long-serving Sergio Perez, who announced his departure from the team at the end of the season on Wednesday night, Vettel will drive alongside Lance Stroll. After six years of Ferrari misery, he wants to attack again at the top. And despite his tarnished reputation, Vettel’s four world championships and 53 race victories is testament to what he … Aston Martin said signing Vettel was "a clear statement of the team's ambition" to establish themselves at the front. After six years with Ferrari, Vettel left the team on the back of one of his toughest seasons in the sport, where he finished 13th in the drivers’ standings, with just one podium finish to his name. Sebastian Vettel makes George Russell joke over Aston Martin move before last Ferrari race (Image: GETTY) "Checo is the same height as me so I'm not worried at all. Let’s finish this doing our best together 💪❤️ #Seb5 #essereFerrari🔴 pic.twitter.com/caAB3wvF9T. Vettel's won 53 Grands Prix, he knows what to do in a car that's capable of being on the podium and that's maybe what Racing Point have lacked in Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll. Finally the time had come. Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will move to the Racing Point team being rebranded as Aston Martin for the 2021 season. We sincerely hope that Vettel has quite a time at Aston Martin and that he can finally retire from F1 with a high, proving his critiques wrong. "And it makes sense for Racing Point, because they have a proven winner. Sebastian Vettel has acquired a shareholding in Aston Martin ahead of his move to the marque's Formula 1 team in 2021. S ebastian Vettel, a four-time world champion, has endured a torrid year at Ferrari, culminating in the Scuderia’s decision to replace him with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr. Sebastian Vettel is set to get just one and a half days behind the wheel of his new Aston Martin racer in testing before the start of the 2021 season. Renault have since signed Fernando Alonso, the Spaniard to return to F1 after a two-year break with the renamed Alpine team, while Mercedes have just secured Valtteri Bottas on a new deal so far. Right now, it would be hard to put him amongst the top 5 drivers on the grid. News. Following a decent outing with Ferrari, a top-field team, Vettel will be falling back to the mid-field team, Aston Martin. Mercedes: Valtteri Bottas and TBCRed Bull: Max Verstappen and TBCMcLaren: Daniel Ricciardo and Lando NorrisAston Martin (Racing Point): Sebastian Vettel and Lance StrollAlpine (Renault): Fernando Alonso and Esteban OconFerrari: Charles Leclerc and Carlos SainzAlphaTauri: TBCAlfa Romeo: TBCHaas: TBC:Williams: George Russell and Nicholas Latifi. READ MORE- Max Verstappen Not Convinced That Aston Martin Are Getting a “Much Faster” Driver in Sebastian Vettel Vettel will … Vettel joins the former Racing Point outfit this year after his Ferrari contract was not extended beyond 2020. Vettel, whose arrival at Aston Martin has been delayed due to the current travel and lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, said he cannot wait to … Vettel was informed in May he would not have his Ferrari contract renewed and has repeatedly said he was taking time to consider his options whether or not to stay in the sport. The Silverstone-based outfit are eyeing even further progress when they take the name of Aston Martin from next season, the British sportscar brand which was bought by the team's billionaire co-owner Lawrence Stroll earlier this year. "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. A new factory, adjacent to the current facility, is in the planning stages. He will play a significant role in taking this team to the next level. I have been impressed with the results the team has achieved this year and I believe the future looks even brighter. Vettel joined Aston Martin on January 1 after Ferrari elected not to renew the contract of the German and signed former-McLaren driver Carlos Sainz in his place. However, in terms of victories, Vettel is the third most successful in the sport's history, behind only Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton, Racing Point said the Vettel deal "is a clear statement of the team's ambition to establish itself as one of the most competitive names in the sport.". "Everybody at Silverstone is hugely excited by this news," Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer said in a statement. Sebastian Vettel has played down the comparison between his arrival at Aston Martin this year and the way he dominated at Red Bull between 2010 and 2013. Aston Martin opted to replace Sergio Perez with the four-time world champion ahead of its first season back in Formula 1, rebranding what was the Racing Point team. Whether that will still be competitive in 2021 is question number one, and when the rules significantly change in 2022 and everybody has to build a brand new car, that is where Vettel will have a big question mark: Is this Aston Martin team the top team to compete with Mercedes? While Vettel, who joined Ferrari in 2015 after winning four titles with Red Bull, has not been able to end the Scuderia's trophy drought, he has given Lewis Hamilton his only true championship battles since Nico Rosberg's Mercedes departure, and in 2017 and 2018 was particularly quick. "If you're Sebastian Vettel, and you're looking to go to a better-performing car, he's got that. Sebastian Vettel’s arrival at Aston Martin’s new-look Formula 1 squad can help “bring out the best” in Lance Stroll, according to team boss Otmar Szafnauer. 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Sebastian Vettel has signed to join Racing Point to spearhead their new Aston Martin era in a move that prolongs the four-time world champion's Formula 1 career into 2021. Lance Stroll speaks to Sky Sports News' Craig Slater about his podium finish at Monza and the news Sebastian Vettel will be his team-mate in 2021. But entry Sebastian Vettel With the new Formula 1 staff, it won’t be more complicated and difficult. There was a spate of driver confirmations during the lockdown period, with Ferrari signing Carlos Sainz to replace Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo agreeing to take the Spaniard's place at McLaren. Lewis Hamilton is expected to re-sign with Mercedes, although has not yet, but there is uncertainty around the future of 40-year-old Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo. … Whilst the teams identity will undergo a drastic change, their driver line-up has also been refreshed with four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel joining from Ferrari. However, Sergio Perez announced on Wednesday that he would be leaving Racing Point at the end of the current season, despite having a deal until 2022, opening up a space on the grid. "The Aston Martin car next year will have a Mercedes engine in the back, it's the best. Szafnauer anticipates that Vettel and Stroll will motivate each other. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will remain in Formula One after signing a deal with the Racing Point team, which will rebrand itself as Aston Martin from next season. Although a contract length was not specifically stated, the team say the 33-year-old has joined for "2021 and beyond". To do so with Aston Martin will be a huge privilege.". Aston Martin have "all the ingredients in place" to chase more Formula One victories and make it more difficult for Mercedes to retain their constructors' and drivers' titles. 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Sebastian Vettel can help Aston Martin hit the heights in Formula One this season just as Damon Hill’s arrival lifted predecessors Jordan in 1998, according to former team owner Eddie Jordan. It was announced, on 10 September, that the German will be joining Racing Point, who will rebrand as Aston Martin, in 2021.. "I still have so much love for Formula 1 and my only motivation is to race at the front of the grid. ", Happy to know you’ll be around next year! "I have been impressed with the results the team has achieved this year and I believe the future looks even brighter. "Sebastian is a proven champion and brings a winning mentality that matches our own ambitions for the future as Aston Martin F1 Team. Vettel at Aston Martin and Beyond. Vettel is the first of the current grid's three world champions to officially commit to F1 2021. Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer says four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will “bring out the best” in his teammate Lance Stroll. "The signing of Sebastian is a clear statement of the team's ambition to establish itself as one of the most competitive names in the sport," said the team. With Aston Martin ready to show Vettel "the love" according to team principal Otmar Szafnauer, the 33-year-old is eager to respond. Vettel declined to give any details of his stake in the company, which trades as Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc on the London Stock Exchange. Sebastian Vettel has admitted that “curiosity” played a part in his decision to sign with Aston Martin Formula 1 team for the 2021 season. Aston Martin will join the F1 grid this year, replacing the Racing Point team which it has taken over. "The energy and commitment of Lawrence [Stroll] to the sport is inspiring and I believe we can build something very special together. 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