Aston Martin keen to sort out new Vettel deal

03 October 2021 02:49:08 GMTPlus11
Vettel currently races for Aston Martin

Aston Martin's Otmar Szafnauer has stated his team are looking to conclude contract negotiations for the 2023 season with Sebastian Vettel as soon as possible.

Vettel, who only signed his extension for 2022 last month, is 250/1 to win the Turkish Grand Prix next weekend.

Vettel signed for Aston Martin after a six-year spell with Ferrari, and also driven for BMW Sauber, Toro Rosso and Red Bull.

Four-time world champ

In his career, the 34-year-old has won four World Drivers Championships and is the youngest World Champion in Formula 1 history.

Vettel also has 53 wins and 122 podiums from 272 starts, giving him 3053 career points.

We like Seb, he likes us and let's see what happens.

Otmar Szafnauer

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This year represents Aston Martin's first back in Formula One and they have signed former McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh as they look to mount a future title challenge.

Szafnauer responded to questioning over whether Aston Martin would seek to finalise Vettel's contract earlier this time around, given the uncertainty that arose from their negotiations for the 2022 season, he said: "We'll do that earlier next year.

'Less questions'

"It will help you guys, too. That way there's less questions. I haven't even considered it. We've just got through this, but good question - let me ponder that over Christmas."

"We usually don't disclose, out of respect for Seb, the details of his contract and the things we negotiated. We like Seb, he likes us and let's see what happens. Let's have a good year in 2022."

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