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Sebastian Vettel admitted on Thursday to have informal discussions with the british team Racing Point.
Linked by rumor to Racing Point (which will later become Aston Martin) in 2021, the German Sebastian Vettel admitted Thursday having “informal discussions” with the british team, but only to have ” nothing to announce “. “At this point, these are only discussions “, he stated during a press conference on the sidelines of the Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring in Budapest.
“At a later stage, with anyone, it would be a little more concrete, but at this point, the truth is that there is nothing to announce and they are nothing more than informal discussions “. “Whatever happens, it will certainly take a little time, what is important is that I take the right decision for myself,” added the four-time world champion 2010-2013 with Red Bull.
“Currently, all options are open, he repeated. Drive or not next year, may be back, not to drive or do something else. It is too early to make a decision and I do not feel in a hurry. “
At Racing Point, the driver mexican Sergio Pérez is committed until the end of 2022, and his teammate, canadian Lance Stroll, son of one of the owners of the team and Aston Martin, is on ” the long term “. Asked Thursday about his position in the stables, Stroll, replied be ” determined to stay “. As for Pérez, that some in the media see to be ousted in favour of Vettel, he has reiterated that ” a contract “, conceding all the same that “in F1, you never know what will happen, it’s like that” and ” we will see in the coming weeks “.
Currently, all options are open
— Sebastian Vettel
The future of the German driver 33-year-old has been on hold since the surprise announcement in mid-may of his separation from Ferrari next year. The season 2020 F1 started on 5 July in Austria, behind closed doors and with more than three months late because of the pandemic of novel coronavirus. The Hungarian GP on Sunday will be the third game.