4-time Components One champion Sebastian Vettel will transfer to the Racing Level group being rebranded as Aston Martin for the 2021 season.
Vettel will replace Mexico’s Sergio Perez, who confirmed on Wednesday he is not going to stay with the group past the present season. The German driver had been linked with Racing Level since Ferrari opted to not renew his present deal past 2020.
In 2021 Vettel will companion Lance Stroll, son of Racing Level proprietor Lawrence. Thursday’s announcement stated he joins the group on a multi-year deal.
The information has been introduced forward of Ferrari’s 1000th race, the Tuscan Grand Prix on the Mugello circuit owned by the Italian group. Vettel gained 4 straight titles in the beginning of the 2010s with Crimson Bull however was unable to assert a championship for Ferrari since becoming a member of in 2015.
“I’m happy to lastly share this thrilling information about my future,” Vettel stated. “I am extraordinarily proud to say that I’ll develop into an Aston Martin driver in 2021.
“It is a new journey for me with a really legendary automotive firm. I’ve been impressed with the outcomes the group has achieved this 12 months and I consider the longer term seems even brighter.
“The power and dedication of Lawrence to the game is inspiring and I consider we will construct one thing very particular collectively. I nonetheless have a lot love for Components One and my solely motivation is to race on the entrance of the grid. To take action with Aston Martin can be an enormous privilege.”
The information Vettel will stay on the F1 grid means the three most profitable drivers of the fashionable period can be racing in F1 subsequent 12 months, with Fernando Alonso (champion in 2005 and 2006) getting back from a two-year hiatus to hitch Renault. Lewis Hamilton is more likely to end the season as a seven-time world champion.