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Aston Martin in talks with Vettel about new contract for 2023

Aston Martin in talks with Vettel about new contract for 2023

27 June - 12:45 Last update: 13:52


One of the veterans in the Formula 1 field this season, Sebastian Vettel, seemed to hint at a possible farewell at the end of the 2022 season after Aston Martin's poor start to the season. Over the last few races, however, the German has shown that he can handle the green car with a sixth place in Baku as his first real result.

As a result, team and driver have started to look together at a possible collaboration after this season. According to team principal Mike Krack negotiations have started and are going well, he explained to The Race. "We have a very, very good relationship, and it is not that we have to set each other deadlines," he said. So there is no rush to a contract for next year yet, although Aston Martin remains vigilant.

Negotiations are going well

"Obviously, at one point, if we drag that too long, then we will also be running into trouble, and he’s aware of that. But they are very trustworthy discussions that we are having. From that point of view, it’s all good." This weekend's British Grand Prix is on the programme at Silverstone. A home race for Aston Martin, as their factory is within walking distance of the circuit.

A new opportunity to convince Vettel of the speed in the AMR22. According to Krack, the German can take confidence from the developments they have made so far and those planned for the coming months. "We have always said that we want to show him that we can improve the car," he said.

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