Latest post of the previous page:Has Vettel already signed for Racing Point?
The rumour mill is suggesting a deal has already been done.... apparently lots of meetings have been noticed between RP and Vettel, one of which was in Otto Szafnauer's car which Vettel dismissed as co-incidence, and joked about a piece of paper he signed being an accident waiver for that journey!
Apparently the delay in making an announcement is to do with finalizing financial details, and the timing of it is not really good given the driver Seb will likely replace is suffering from Covid-19.
https://www.essentiallysports.com/f1-ne ... heres-why/According to the latest reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Sebastian Vettel and Racing Point have allegedly agreed on a deal for 2021. Keep in mind, these are rumors, so treat anything you read below accordingly.
Apparently, Vettel and Racing Point (soon to be Aston Martin) have had an agreement for some time now. The reason behind Racing Point and Vettel keeping things under wraps is due to Perez’s current condition.
Formula 1 can be ruthless at times, but announcing a new driver when the to-be replaced driver is recovering from a lethal sickness doesn’t scream professionalism.
Racing Point may have avoided an absolute PR disaster by keeping things on the down-low for now.
Another interesting reason behind the delay in announcing Vettel allegedly has to do with finalizing the German’s contract. Apparently, Racing Point and Vettel were tied up in discussing finances and Vettel’s role within the team.
“The basis of the agreement has been substantially decided for some time. But Vettel’s role had to be established. (and monetized)
“He would have had as Formula 1 ambassador of the new Aston Martin brand, which from 2021 will give the team its name. Well, the commercial details of the contract should now be in place too.
“Sergio Perez, the driver destined to be replaced by Vettel, contracted the coronavirus and was forced to miss a GP. So the team, for reasons of delicacy, could postpone the announcement of Vettel’s engagement.
“And separation from the Mexican,” reads a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I Signed Something”- Sebastian Vettel Confirms Ferrari Trip With Racing Point F1 Boss Amid Aston Martin Rumors
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Sebastian Vettel just can’t stop getting out of the news in recent weeks. The German has long been rumored with a move to Racing Point/Aston Martin for 2021.
He has even admitted to having ‘loose talks’ with the team. But nothing concrete has materialized just yet.
Nevertheless, with each passing day, it seems like a move may be nearing reality for Vettel. At least, if the amount of contact we have seen between Vettel and Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer is anything to go by.
A day or two after the race in Britain, Vettel was spotted catching a ride with Szafnauer. And one can only imagine how the rumors picked up speed thereafter.
The 4-time World Champion was jokingly quizzed about that incident on Thursday’s drivers’ press conference. Vettel was asked if he found any contract papers in Otmar’s car, to which Vettel replied with some humor of his own.
“I signed something. I think it was a waiver in case he crashed that I was fine with it. That was a joke. Just making sure as nowadays people are getting things a bit wrong,” he said.
Sebastian Vettel talks about his little trip with the Racing Point boss
When asked about his ride with Szafnauer, Vettel said, “Correct, we went to the gas station. Then he went home, and I went somewhere else. It’s a nice car, a Ferrari 488 Pista. He talked about it a year ago, now he has one.
“I think it’s a bit peculiar that people make a big thing out of everything.”
Unfortunately for Vettel, as long as he remains without a contract, everything he does with a member of another team, he’s likely to end up in the news more often than not.
Reportedly, there was to be a big announcement made by Racing Point regarding Vettel, but Sergio Perez’s health took priority.
Yes, it is, until anything is confirmed, a rumour, but the cynical side of me says where there is smoke there is fire.....
I feel sorry for Perez if it is true, plus RP will have to cover the not insignificant Mexican money he brings from Carlos Slim. I also feel that given Hulk's form.....