At the centre of rumours sending at Racing the next year, Sebastian Vettel has confirmed on Thursday that it had begun discussions with this team, which will be renamed Aston Martin in 2021.
“It is only preliminary talks, said the quadruple world champion, who will leave Ferrari at the end of the season. All scenarios are possible, either stay in F1 or do something different. For the moment, there is nothing concrete. “
However, according to sources close to the matter, the coming of the German part of this team headed by the billionaire canadian Lawrence Stroll would be announced on the 2nd of August, a few hours before the start of the first of the two planned races at the Silverstone circuit, in England.
“All the world speaks of Racing Point,” said Vettel. Their first two races have been impressive. “
The only opening
This is Vettel’s last chance to find a good wheel for the next season. His former employer, Red Bull, has made clear that he does not intend to repatriate.
And then, obviously, Mercedes will soon announce a contract extension for its two current drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Several observers anticipate the recruitment of George Russell at Mercedes next year, Williams announced on Thursday that the young hope uk will remain part of this team in 2021, alongside the Canadian Nicholas Latifi.
As it is ensured that Vettel does will remove dental not Lance Stroll, the son of the owner, this is undoubtedly Sergio Pérez, who will be swept up in Aston Martin.
The main concerned, to him, was sparing in his comments, though he did not deny having been approached by F1 teams in anticipation of the next season. It is assumed that it is from the stables of Alfa Romeo, and Haas, in which the arrival of new blood is more likely to occur in 2021.
“I will not mention the name of the stables, told the Mexican. It is not excluded that directs me also to other disciplines of motor racing. “
Regarding Stroll, in an interview with journalists in quebec on Thursday, he indicated that he had no role to play in the eventual hiring of Vettel.
“The rumors are part of the great circus of F1, said the Quebecers. Me, I focus on the work I have to accomplish. I stay in my bubble driver. “
Lewis Hamilton is the favourite to win in Hungary on Sunday. If it goes to the first step of the podium, he won the same Grand Prix for the eighth time. Michael Schumacher is the only driver in F1 history to have won the same race (the French GP) eight times.