Vettel: "I wouldn't say no to Mercedes"

25-11-2020 21:01 | Updated: 25-11-2020 22:49
by GPblog.com
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Vettel: I wouldn't say no to Mercedes

Mercedes have been dominant in Formula 1 for the last seven years. So it can't come as a surprise that the majority of drivers wouldn't turn down an offer made by the team and Sebastian Vettel is no different.

After being sidelined by Ferrari, Vettel will have a new chance with the Aston Martin team next year, now Racing Point. But he admits he wouldn't have turned down an offer from Mercedes.

Vettel wouldn't turn down an offer from Mercedes

When he was told in May that Ferrari would no longer have a place for him in 2021, he wondered if he would stay in Formula 1 at all. "I was thinking about retiring, but I have more to give in the sport. Thankfully Aston Martin came," said Vettel in conversation with Corriere dello Sport.

Vettel doesn't want to confirm the statements of Max Verstappen, in which he said that 90 percent of the drivers would win in a Mercedes. However, it is also clear to him that Mercedes have the dominant car.

"Sure they have a good car and the team is incredibly strong, Lewis takes full advantage of that. Some drivers would be very successful in his car, but you also have to admit that he does it brilliantly," Vettel said.

He continued: "Personally, I wouldn't say no to Mercedes, I don't think anyone would at the moment. I would like to drive next to Lewis, but you have to ask him if he wants to. But I think so, we have a lot of respect for each other."

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