Two weeks after confirmation of his move to Racing Point was expected, Sebastian Vettel is still yet to announce something about his future.
Told by Ferrari earlier this year that 2020 would be his sixth and final season with the Scuderia, Vettel has been weighing up his options. An announcement was expected at the Belgian Grand Prix but instead of Vettel putting pen to paper on a deal that is reportedly worth $15 million per season, Vettel told the world that he had nothing new to say about 2021.
“I have lots of pens with me but not specifically to sign something,” he said during the Thursday drivers’ press conference at Spa. “There are no updates – you can just copy and paste the question last time from the press conference.”
According to Motorsport.com, Vettel is waiting for Mercedes to confirm Lewis Hamilton, or not to confirm. While Valtteri Bottas has already committed his future to the team, Hamilton has yet to sign a deal. Motorsport.com reports that there are ‘two asterisks’ to Vettel signing with Aston Martin.
“One is linked to the team’s plans on the technical front after the crackdown by the FIA in the matter of single-seaters-copy, the other is always an ear to Mercedes choices, that is the announcement of Hamilton’s renewal,” reads the report. “If Lewis changes his mind Seb would be very ready to head towards Brackley. If Vettel decides not to trust the Racing Point project, the confirmation of Sergio Perez is a foregone conclusion, as is that of a sabbatical for Vettel.”