Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll, Aston Martin, Bahrain International Circuit, 2021

Sebastian Vettel will remain at Aston Martin for the 2022 F1 season, the team has confirmed.

The four-times world champion joined Aston Martin this year from Ferrari. He will continue alongside Lance Stroll, who arrived at the team in 2019 after it was purchased by his father Lawrence.

Vettel, who will contest his 15th full season as an F1 driver, said the new aerodynamic rules being introduced for 2022 present a “great opportunity” for Aston Martin.

“I am really looking forward to racing the new generation of Formula 1 cars, he said. “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 team has been disappointed by the performance of its 2021 chassis and has slipped from fourth in the championship at the end of last season to seventh after the last race.

Lawrence Stroll said the team’s first season since its rebranding from Racing Point to Aston Martin had “got off to a disappointing start, owing to the regulatory changes over the winter that disadvantaged the two teams whose cars utilise a low-rake aero philosophy.

“But we have made good progress over the past few months, and both Lance and Sebastian have delivered some excellent performances. They have had more than their fair share of bad luck, but in 2022 we are delighted to be continuing with such an excellent blend of youthful talent and experienced expertise.”

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