April 14, 2024

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Sebastian Vettel signs with Racing Point / Aston Martin F1 team

LONDON — Four-time Formula One particular champion Sebastian Vettel will generate for Racing Stage beginning up coming year.

The crew, which will be renamed Aston Martin, declared the transfer Thursday, a day just after driver Sergio Perez mentioned he was on his way out. The crew mentioned Vettel has signed for the 2021 year “and outside of” but did not reveal the duration of the deal.

“The signing of Sebastian is a distinct assertion of the team’s ambition to create alone as one particular of the most competitive names in the activity,” the crew mentioned in a assertion. “As a 4-time earth champion, Sebastian provides a refreshing state of mind to the crew.”

One particular of the most productive drivers in F1, Vettel is leaving Ferrari at the conclude of this year just after he was not provided a new deal. He will be changed by McLaren driver Carlos Sainz at Ferrari up coming 12 months.

Vettel has won fifty three grand prix races, a tally only surpassed by Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton. He won 4 consecutive titles with Purple Bull from 2010-13 and joined Ferrari in 2015 with the intention to get a further.

But he in no way experienced a car or truck really capable of difficult Mercedes throughout his stint with the Scuderia, the place he misplaced his No. one status as teammate Charles Leclerc arrived to prominence.

“It’s a new adventure for me with a truly legendary car or truck corporation,” Vettel mentioned. “I have been impressed with the final results the crew has realized this 12 months, and I imagine the long run appears to be like even brighter. I nevertheless have so considerably like for Formula One particular and my only commitment is to race at the entrance of the grid.”

Presently fourth in the constructors’ standings, Racing Stage was handed a four hundred,000 euro ($470,000) fine and docked 15 points past month for copying a Mercedes layout for its brake ducts. The crew, having said that, was authorized to continue to use the offending components this year.

Racing Point’s other driver is Lance Stroll, the son of co-proprietor Lawrence Stroll.