The Formula 1 season is entering the hot phase.
The future of Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel has been unclear for a long time - until now.
Silverstone - ink dry!
Sebastian Vettel * remains in Formula 1 *.
As his racing team Aston Martin announced on Thursday morning, the German will also be in the cockpit for the coming season.
His team-mate Lance Stroll has also extended.
"I believe in the strength of our new, growing team," the 34-year-old Hesse was quoted in a statement from Aston Martin.
Vettel sees the comprehensive rule reform for the coming season as an opportunity to move closer to the top of the field again.
The Heppenheimer has been driving for Aston Martin * since this year and is twelfth overall after 14 races.
Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel extends contract with Aston Martin
After the Aston Martin announcement that the current driver team will also be at the start in the coming season, almost the entire field has been planned.
A lot had happened recently: the changes from Valtteri Bottas to Alfa Romeo *, George Russell to Mercedes *, Alexander Albon to Williams and the renewals of Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda at AlphaTauri all happened in quick succession.
Nico Hülkenberg had to bury his hopes for a comeback in the premier class relatively early.
A return of the ex-pilot is currently more unrealistic than ever - but he sees the positive in it *.
Formula 1: Only three cockpits have not been confirmed for 2022
As things stand (September 16), only the Alfa Romeo cockpit next to Bottas and the location at Haas are still open.
Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher are currently driving their first Formula 1 season there.
There is always friction, but it can hardly be assumed that the US racing team will continue to rely on the young driver duo.
The topic of Schumacher is more topical than ever - the long-awaited Netflix documentary about Michael Schumacher * was recently released.
Sebastian Vettel also has a say in it.
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