REVEALED: The Reason Why Sebastian Vettel Extended His Aston Martin F1 Contract Amid Speculations

Published 09/16/2021, 5:21 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Kenzo Tribouillard


It is official! Sebastian Vettel will stay in Formula One for the 2022 season. The four-time world champion has signed a contract extension with the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One team. He mentioned he is looking forward to continuing working with the team.

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There was a lot of speculation if Seb Vettel would stay in F1 going into next year. But with this announcement, Aston Martin have locked down their driver line and will continue to race with Vettel and Lance Stroll.

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I believe in the strength of our new growing team: Sebastian Vettel

As reported by the official Aston Martin website, the German driver gave his reasoning on why he decided to continue racing with the team and in the sport. He stated he is excited to race in the new generation of the cars in 2022 season.

“I am really looking forward to racing the new generation of Formula One cars. Their look is very different and the new technical regulations should give us cars that can race much more closely than recently,” said Vettel.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 4, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during practice REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

“More exciting racing will be great for the drivers as well as for the fans. The changes are so big that every team will be starting from a new beginning, so it will be a great opportunity for us at the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ team.

I believe in the strength of our new growing team, so I am already looking forward to 2022.” concluded Sebastian.

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Otmar Szafnauer express his views on the German’ contract extension

Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer expressed his delight in the 4-time world champion’s contract extension. He mentioned that Vettel and his experience are a huge asset to the team going forward.

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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 16, 2021, Aston Martin team principal and chief executive officer Otmar Szafnauer during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

“Lance is one of the most gifted drivers in modern Formula One, and to that raw talent, he is now adding serious racecraft. A four-time world champion, having driven 271 Grand Prix, of which he has won 53, Sebastian is also a massive asset to our team, and next year we expect both of them to race well in what will be a very different formula from the current one.

We never under-estimate our opposition, so we do not intend to over-promise, but we know that Lance and Sebastian will get the very best from the tools we will put at their disposal.” said Otmar.

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Aston Martin will look to mount a stronger challenge in the 2022 season and fight for more frequent wins and podiums with Vettel.

Are you excited to see Vettel race in 2022? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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