Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel and Canadian Lance Stroll, son of the proprietor, will race for Aston Martin subsequent season in an unchanged driver line-up, the Formula One team stated on Thursday.
Vettel, who gained his titles with Red Bull between 2010-13, joined on the finish of final year from Ferrari. Executive chairman Lawrence Stroll had assured reporters this week that the German was set to remain after media hypothesis he won’t.
Stroll senior stated additionally that he noticed Lance, 22, as a possible champion.
The Mercedes-powered team are constructing a brand new manufacturing unit at Silverstone and hiring workers with the intention of positioning themselves as title contenders inside three to 5 years.
Stroll will likely be beginning his sixth season in Formula One subsequent year after making his debut with former champions Williams in 2017.
Lawrence Stroll stated the line-up blended youth and expertise whereas team principal Otmar Szafnauer hailed Lance as “one of the most gifted drivers in modern Formula One” and Vettel as “a massive asset”.
“Next year we expect both of them to race well in what will be a very different formula from the current one,” added Szafnauer.
Formula One faces a significant shake-up in 2022, with new aerodynamic guidelines aimed toward making racing extra aggressive.
Aston Martin, the renamed Racing Point team that was beforehand Force India and began out as Jordan in 1991, are presently seventh of 10 within the constructors’ standings.
They completed fourth final year, regardless of being docked 15 factors that will have put them forward of McLaren, however have been much less aggressive this year resulting from regulation adjustments over the winter.
Vettel, disqualified from second place in Hungary in August for not having sufficient gas left in his automotive, has scored 35 factors from 14 races and Stroll 24 though the Canadian has had extra high 10 finishes.
“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,” stated Vettel.