Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will join Aston Martin F1 team

There had been some doubt as to whether the German would continue in F1 after Ferrari announced in May that McLaren's Carlos Sainz would be taking his seat.However, Sergio Perez announced on Wednesday that he would be leaving Racing Point at the end of the current season, despite having a deal until 2022, opening up a space on the grid."I'm extremely proud to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021," Vettel said in a statement. "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, Racing Point part-owner] to the sport is inspiring and I believe we can build something very special together. READ: Ferrari records worst home qualifying performance since 1984"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 won four consecutive world titles with Red Bull between 2010 and 2013, but his driving has been plagued by errors in recent times. In 2018, several mistakes in the second half of the season saw Vettel squander the championship lead and Ferrari's chance of a first world title since 2007.The 33-year-old was signed by Ferrari with the aim of ending that championship drought, but the emergence of exciting young driver Charles Leclerc eventually meant Vettel was no longer considered the number one driver.Vettel is 13th in the drivers' standings, having recorded just 16 points so far this season, and sits 29 points behind teammate Leclerc.READ:Ferrari implodes as Leclerc and Vettel collide



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