BWT Racing Point have announced this morning that 4 time world champion Sebastian Vettel is to replace Sergio Perez for 2021 season. It comes as Sergio announced that he will be leaving the team with no plans not to drive in Formula 1 in the future. It would have been the most anticipated move for Vettel seeing as the Team have showed great race pace recently and with the world champion in their car they look set to improve even more so.
A Few Words:
Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal, BWT Racing Point F1 Team:
“Everybody at Silverstone is hugely excited by this news. Sebastian is a proven champion and brings a winning mentality that matches our own ambitions for the future as Aston Martin F1 Team. On a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Sebastian is one of the best in the world, and I can’t think of a better driver to help take us into this new era. He will play a significant role in taking this team to the next level.”
“I am pleased to finally share this exciting news about my future. I’m extremely proud to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021. It’s a new adventure for me with a truly legendary car company. I have been impressed with the results the team has achieved this year and I believe the future looks even brighter. The energy and commitment of Lawrence [Stroll] to the sport is inspiring and I believe we can build something very special together. I still have so much love for Formula 1 and my only motivation is to race at the front of the grid. To do so with Aston Martin will be a huge privilege.”