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Racing Point is not looking for a new driver for 2021

Speaking of the driver market, Otmar Szafnauer said that the Racing Point team is not looking for a new driver for the coming year.

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Racing Point is not looking for a new driver for 2021
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After Ferrari's announcement about the end of the contract with Sebastian Vettel, some rumours suggested that the German driver could have switched to the British Racing Point team which will soon change its name to Aston Martin.

As for the drivers, Sergio Perez, who is tied to the Mexican sponsorship, has signed a multi-year contract with the team while Lance Stroll's place is well insured for the following years.

Speaking of which, Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer said: "It's certainly been an interesting few weeks in the driver market, with some headline-grabbing moves out there,

"I'm sure it's kept the fans entertained and the media busy – but from our perspective, the headline for next season is the name above the factory doors rather than the names in the cockpit."

In addition, Szafnauer said that all the regulation changes taken by Formula 1, FIA and the teams, including the lowering of the budget cap starting from 2021, have been fully supported.

"I believe the decisions we've reached as a collective between the teams, F1 and the FIA have put the necessary processes in place to make the sport more financially sustainable and do so over a timescale that's achievable for everybody.

"Ultimately, it's in all our interests to keep all the teams in business and to continue providing great racing for the fans.

"We've always enjoyed that underdog reputation and we've made some fantastic memories along the way.

"Now, though, we're looking to the future and building a new legacy worthy of the Aston Martin name.

"These new financial rules give every team a more equal shot at achieving their potential and that can only be a positive thing for the sport.

"The future looks bright and our absolute aim is to be at the very sharp end of that future."

From what Szafnauer said in his statements, the team's intention is to not want to find another driver to hire instead of Sergio Perez.

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