Sebastian Vettel has voiced his excitement around the new potential of closer racing next season after Aston Martin announced that he and Lance Stroll would be retaining their seats for 2022.
Vettel joined the team this year after his controversial move away from Ferrari, where he raced for six years.
However, after a steady season so far, it looks as if the German driver is looking towards the future and their potential to win more races next year with a whole host of new regulations designed to allow for a closer championship.
Speaking after the team’s announcement, the 34-year-old said; “I am really looking forward to racing the new generation of Formula One cars.
“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 changes are so big that every team will be starting from a new beginning.
“I believe in the strength of our new growing team, so I am already looking forward to 2022.”
Meanwhile, his team mate Lance Stroll responded to the news saying; “Next season I will be embarking on my sixth year in Formula One, alongside my team-mate Sebastian.
“We started this team campaign together and I greatly look forward to continuing the journey with him next year.
“We have not achieved what we set out to do this year, but that has only amplified our hunger and drive for success next season.
“Now, with the prestige and support of Aston Martin, and the brilliant new sponsor-partners that such a prestigious brand has attracted, we are well-positioned to improve our performance in 2022.”