Vettel happy with contract extension at 'future champion' Aston Martin

22-09-2021 12:03 | Updated: 22-09-2021 12:43
by GPblog.com
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Vettel happy with contract extension at 'future champion' Aston Martin

There have been recurring rumours in the paddock about Sebastian Vettel and his diminished love for the sport. The German is said to have lost the holy fire and hang up his racing helmet at the end of the season. Still the Heppenheimer 'just' signed a new contract with Aston Martin, so that he can be admired in F1 again next year.

Aston Martin soon to be champion?

After a stormy entrance in Formula 1 resulting in a lot of world titles, Vettel had a hard time in the snake pit of Ferrari. The German spent most of his last seasons in the Italian team visibly unhappy in the paddock. Although he is less eligible for podium finishes at Aston Martin, Baku 2021 excepted, Vettel is still happy to be part of the project that Lawrence Stroll wants to build with Aston Martin.

At Sky Sports Vettel is asked if another fifth title is in store for him. Although that seems unlikely, Vettel does at least expect Aston Martin to win titles: "I think the team is growing and I think the team will succeed. Of course, it's very difficult or impossible to predict how long that will take, but the team is making a huge commitment to that goal and I think the team is preparing everything well to achieve that goal."

Rule changes

And the goal that Aston Martin is working towards is therefore directly a key reason to stay in F1: "So it's very exciting to be part of that and build with it. And the rule changes next year are very exciting. Everyone is excited to see what it does, what it does to the balance of power in the field. But we can't answer that right now, we have to wait and see until next year."

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