Outgoing Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is currently in talks over a deal to combine with the Aston Martin Formula 1 group for its 2021 year, sources have suggested.
Ferrari declared earlier this year it would be parting ways with Vettel in the conclusion of the year, with it wholeheartedly at Austria last week he wasn’t offered a bargain for 2021.
The four-times world winner is known to have been given a contract by Racing Point staff operator Lawrence Stroll, who’s obviously keen to create the strongest possible bundle for the rebranding of the group to Aston Martin.
Germany’s Bild newspaper, which is normally educated on Vettel’s plans, has also suggested that a deal was agreed shortly.
The group has a multi-year contract together with Sergio Perez, who brings hay, while the location for Lawrence Stroll’s son Lance is obviously stable for the long run.
Since Vettel came to the current market, Racing Point staff leader Otmar Szafnauer has denied that the group is going to have a place for him.
Asked by Autosport past Friday in Austria concerning the contract situation that he explained:”Well, as I have mentioned before, it is flattering that everybody this that a four-time world winner would visit our group, but perhaps that is because the vehicle is a little faster today.
“You are absolutely right, we’ve got long contracts with our drivers, so that it could only be logical that individuals do not have space.”
Perez has been regarded as well established because it had been his lawful activity that triggered the government process that saw Stroll take over the afterward Force India group, also since Stroll has a connection with the Mexican’s director Julian Jakobi that dates back over two years.
But, sources have implied that Perez’s contract could have an exit clause which permits the team to create a change premature.
Intriguingly, Red Bull boss Christian Horner hinted at such an opportunity when requested about Vettel’s future .
“I figure he has a few alternatives available to himpersonally, I presume possibly Racing Point, or even annually out and reevaluate the choices at a year’s time,” he told Sky F1.
“I do not think Lance will get fired! Obviously drivers’ contracts involving the groups, you can’t know what is inside them, it is just the Contract Recognition Board which has full sight of those.
“I am certain that they have choices, or split points, or anything. But that is none of our company.”
Stroll might have determined that, at the larger picture of rebranding the group as Aston Martin and rebuilding the fighting sportscar maker, the chance to shoot Vettel is too great to pass up.
Vettel would likewise be quite okay to Mercedes, provider of electricity units and gearboxes into the group.
The DNAs of both companies are still blended, with Toto Wolff lately getting shares in Aston Martin, and former AMG guy Tobias Moers coming in because its new manager.