Sebastian Vettel is likely to drive in Formula 1 next season. The German driver, who did not get a new contract with Ferrari, has received an offer from the new Aston Martin factory team.
That report Autosport and Bild Tuesday. According to the German boulevard newspaper, the deal is almost complete.
The 33-year-old Vettel would therefore find shelter with the team that is currently still known as Racing Point. Billionaire Lawrence Stroll has bought a share in the British car company Aston Martin, which will therefore stop as title sponsor of Red Bull Racing.
Vettel would then be expected to take over the seat from Mexican Sergio Pérez. Although the Mexican still has a contract for next season, it would contain a departure clause. Lance Stroll, son of businessman Lawrence, doesn't have to worry.
Four-time world champion Vettel was previously associated with a return to his old team Red Bull, but team boss Christian Horner made it clear that this is by no means an option for 2021.
Vettel, who only had one World Cup point in the first two races of this season, did not rule out a departure from Formula 1 at the beginning of this month. "Of course, I only take it with both hands when the right opportunity comes up."