Did Aston Martin Tease Contract Announcement for Vettel After Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 Extension?

Published 07/03/2021, 6:10 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 15, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Earlier today, Mercedes announced a two-year extension for Lewis Hamilton that sees him drive for the team till the end of 2023. Since then, social media has been buzzing endlessly, with fans across the world sharing their opinions.

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Along with fans, Aston Martin joined in on the action by teasing a contract extension for Sebastian Vettel. At the ongoing Austrian Grand Prix weekend, the British outfit put out an interesting tweet to keep fans on edge.

Aston Martin hint at contract extension for Sebastian Vettel after Mercedes announcement

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Despite Vettel turning 34 today, he still has a spring in his step since his move to Aston Martin this year. In eight races so far, the German garnered 30 points which includes a podium finish in Baku and an impressive P5 in Monaco.

While the German is two years younger than Hamilton, one may argue both drivers are in the twilight of their careers. However, Hamilton’s contract extension is proof of the Silver Arrows’ continued faith in their star driver.

In addition to that, Vettel seems more at home with Aston Martin than he did at Ferrari last season. Within minutes of Mercedes’ announcement, Aston Martin jumped in with this intriguing tweet.

While the exact duration of his current contract isn’t clear, Vettel is definitely racing for Aston Martin till the end of next season. However, this tweet could mean that the British outfit are thinking of keeping him until 2023 as well.

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The rivalry between Hamilton and Vettel produced some of the finest racing from both drivers in their F1 careers. Although Vettel won four world titles before Hamilton, he fell behind the Briton after the inception of the hybrid era in 2014. Despite Mercedes staying ahead of Ferrari, Vettel kept pushing the Briton to his limit across multiple championship-contending seasons.

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JUNE 08: Pole position qualifier Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and second place qualifier Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP talk in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The new technical regulations from next season could see some teams make major strides in development. Aston Martin could be one such team, with the British outfit hoping Vettel can lead their long-term project.

Although a title fight between them could excite fans, Aston Martin seem far behind Mercedes at the moment. Despite 2020 being one of their most successful seasons, the Silverstone-based outfit have to make significant improvements in order to compete for world championships in the future.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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