Sebastian Vettel signed a new 3-year contract with Ferrari, the team announced at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. He remains at Maranello until 2020.
Thus the Scuderia puts an end to the speculation who will be driving for the team next season. Earlier this week it was announced that Kimi Raikkonen will remain in the legendary Italian team for the following season.
The current Vettel contract expired at the end of 2017.
The announcement from Ferrari was as laconic as that of Raikkonen.
It said: “Scuderia Ferrari has extended its technical and racing agreement with driver Sebastian Vettel for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 racing seasons of the Formula One World Championship.”
Vettel’s stay was expected, but the length of the new contract could be considered surprising. Sebastian was trying to make a shorter deal – possibly for one year. From the Scuderia, however, insisted for a three-year term and apparently persuaded the four-time world champion to accept it.
Sebastian Vettel signed a new 3-year contract with Ferrari, the team announced at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. He remains at Maranello until 2020
Vettel debuted in Formula 1 in 2007 for BMW Sauber – at the United States Grand prix after Robert Kubica’s horrific crash in Canada. Later that season he went to Toro Rosso. In 2008 Vettel won his first race with the Faenza team – the Italian Grand prix at Monza.
The German became a Red Bull driver in 2009. He took all of his 4 world F1 titles (from 2010 to 2013) with the Milton Keynes team before switching to Ferrari in 2015. He has 46 wins in his 189 Grand prix starts, 48 pole positions and 94 podiums.
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