Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is set to join Aston Martin Racing which is currently Racing point as it announced on Thursday.
The 33-year old will be replacing Sergio Perez who announced that he will be leaving the team at the end of the 2020 Formula 1 season on wednesday night. Vettel will be driving alongside Lance Stroll who is the son of the team’s major investor Lawrence Stroll.
Although it has not been yet specified on how long the contract with the current Ferrari driver will last but the team said that Vettel will be joining the team for 2021 and even beyond.
Sebastian Vettel had been informed by the Ferrari in May that his contract will not be renewed beyond the 2020 season and the racer had announced that he was considering his options to stay in the sport or not.
“It’s a new adventure for me with a truly legendary car company,” Vettel said in a statement. “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 has been highly collaborating with Mercedes Formula 1 as its power unit and other components of the Mercedes 2019 F1 car are evident in Racing Point’s RP20 and the team was even penalised a few weeks back in August with a fine amounting to 400,000 euros and 15 point penalty for copying Mercedes’ 2019 car’s brake ducts.
The collaboration with the Mercedes F1 team have certainly helped Racing Point as it boasts current rankings being position 4 in the Constructors’ Championship being above big teams such as as Ferrari and Renault. The team has also been improving over the previous years and well, we will be expecting more.