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Sebastian Vettel signs for Aston Martin for 2021 Formula 1 season

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Sebastian Vettel has signed for Aston Martin racing from the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Sebastian Vettel is leaving Ferrari after the current season, which has been hugely disappointing for the team. Four-times world champion with Red Bull, Vettel will partner with Lance Stroll, a current Racing Point driver and the son of team’s co-owner Lawrence Stroll.

Sebastian Vettel signs for Aston Martin for 2021 Formula 1 season - THE SPORTS ROOM

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“Ahead of Aston Martin’s long-awaited return to the Formula 1 grid in 2021, we are delighted to confirm that four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel has signed up to join the team.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”, a statement said.

‍”As a four-time World Champion, Sebastian brings a fresh mindset to the team. He is one of the most accomplished and respected drivers in world motorsport and knows what it takes to win at the highest level.”

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The announcement comes just a day after Sergio Perez announced that he will be leaving at the end of the season. “Everything in life always has a beginning and an end and after seven years together my time with the team will come to an end after the season,” said Pérez, who played a key role in keeping Racing Point (then Force India) from going out of business in 2018.

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Vettel stands as a 53-time race winner, putting him third on the all-time list of Grand Prix victors with a further 67 podium finishes to his name.

“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.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”, Vettel said.

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Vettel brings his championship winning experience to Aston Martin.

Having claimed four consecutive titles with Red Bull Racing between 2010 – 2013 and multiple Grands Prix victories with Scuderia Ferrari in the years since, Sebastian’s experience and leadership qualities will surely help the newly formed Aston Martin racing and a very exciting F1 season is in the makings.

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