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F1: Vettel to race for Aston Martin in 2021
F1: Vettel to race for Aston Martin in 2021
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The German driver, and four-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel signed a multi-year contract with the Aston Martin F1 Team from 2021. Aston Martin F1 Team will be the rebrand of the current Racing Point.

Vettel said: "I'm extremely proud to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021. It's a new adventure for me with a truly legendary car company. I have been impressed with the results the team has achieved this year, and I believe the future looks even brighter."

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F1: Hamilton wins Styrian GP
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Lewis Hamilton Credit: Formula One (Twitter Reproduction)

Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, followed by his teammate Valtteri Bottas and by Red Bull's Max Verstappen. With the win Sunday, Hamilton has now won at least one race in all of his 14 seasons in Formula One.

Charles Leclerc tweeted an apology to Sebastian Vettel and the Team Ferrari after a collision on the first lap retired both cars from the race: "I am disappointed in myself. I'm sorry but being sorry is not enough. Seb hasn't got any faults today. I've let the team down after them working a whole week to bring the updates early. Too eager to gain those places in the first lap. I will learn from it.".

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F1 seat dance heats up with Sainz moving to Ferrari and Ricciardo to McLaren in 2021

Following the announcement of 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel leaving Ferrari by the end of the 2020 season, the Ferrari and McLaren Formula 1 teams have now announced hiring Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo for their 2021 vacant seats. The Renault F1 team is now looking for a replacement for Ricciardo at the end of the current season, with the return of Nico Hulkenberg rumoured to be a possibility.

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Vettel to leave Ferrari at the end of the season

In a joint declaration, the Ferrari F1 team and 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel have announced that this year is to be Vettel's last with Ferrari: "The team and I have realised that there is no longer a common desire to stay together beyond the end of this season."

The decision is effectively the first move in a chair dance that will determine team driver pairings for 2021, as many driver contracts are set to end in 2020.