Aston Martin just made official which drivers will help them improving for the next season, and it confirms its current ones, Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel.
Such a news is gaining more relevance as in the Italian Grand Prix weekend, some paddock rumours were giving Sebastian Vettel as tired of racing in Formula 1 and at the wake of a possible retirement. No info could have been more far from the truth, as Otmar Szafnauer confirmed to MotorLAT in advance Aston Martin’s will to continue with the German, as the deal was already done and they were just refining some details.
Lance Stroll is longing for a new season to confirm the results he delivered in 2020. “Next season I will be embarking on my sixth year in Formula One, alongside my team-mate Sebastian. – he said . – We started this Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team campaign together and I greatly look forward to continuing the journey with him next year. We have not achieved what we set out to do this year, but that has only amplified our hunger and drive for success next season. Now, with the prestige and support of Aston Martin, and the brilliant new sponsor-partners that such a prestigious brand has attracted, we are well positioned to improve our performance in 2022.”
Sebastian Vettel, on his side, is excited to continue racing in F1 with this team, as he continues on his new adventure. It will be an important year, as the up-coming new regulations are opening the way to a new generation of cars and it will be interesting to see how an old-schooled, experienced driver like him will adapt and contribute to them.
“I am really looking forward to racing the new generation of Formula One cars. Their look is very different and the new technical regulations should give us cars that can race much more closely than recently. More exciting racing will be great for the drivers as well as for the fans.”
“The changes are so big that every team will be starting from a new beginning, so it will be a great opportunity for us at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team. – he continues - I believe in the strength of our new growing team, so I am already looking forward to 2022.”