Sebastian Vettel Responds to Speculations on His F1 Future With Aston Martin

Published 09/09/2021, 12:08 PM 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 has been a very busy week in terms of transfers in Formula One. George Russell was announced as the Mercedes driver for the 2022 season as Valtteri Bottas departs to join Alfa Romeo for next season. Alex Albon will drive for Williams Racing in place of Russell. But Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel mentioned he has no news to share regarding his future in F1.

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Vettel is confident that he will stay with the British team for the 2022 season. While he hasn’t signed a contract for next season yet, he believes he will do it soon.

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I think we’ll have an answer very soon: Sebastian Vettel

As reported by Motorsport, Vettel stated he is not worried about his future in the sport and hopes to continue driving for Aston Martin for another season.

“I’m talking to the team, obviously, and I think we’ll have an answer very soon,” Vettel said.

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

When asked why is there no news to share, he replied, “never really talked much about contracts.”

“As I said, we are talking to each other, “ Vettel said. The 4-time world champion shed light on how his first season with the British team is going.

“I really enjoy working with the team. I think the atmosphere is great, and I do believe the future of this team is very, very bright,” mentioned Vettel.

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Sebastian Vettel stated he is happy for Williams driver George Russell as he will drive for Mercedes in 2022. He also praised the returning Alex Albon, as he will drive for Williams in 2022.

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“It’s been an exciting week,” Vettel said.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 29, 2021, Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel gets out of the car before the start of the race due to bad weather Pool via REUTERS/John Thys

“It’s nice to see that George gets the opportunity to move up, nice to see that Alex comes back. I think with the talent he has, he deserves a spot in Formula 1.” said the four-time world champion.

Vettel joined the Aston Martin team at the beginning of the 2021 season. He has claimed a P2 with the team in Baku and performed brilliantly in his debut season for the team.

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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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