Sebastian Vettel joins Aston Martin in FIA Endurance Series

Ferrari team-mate Vettel moved from Red Bull in 2014 Former world champion Sebastian Vettel will race for Aston Martin in the Formula 1 world endurance championship. The 26-year-old will switch from his fourth season…

Sebastian Vettel joins Aston Martin in FIA Endurance Series

Ferrari team-mate Vettel moved from Red Bull in 2014

Former world champion Sebastian Vettel will race for Aston Martin in the Formula 1 world endurance championship.

The 26-year-old will switch from his fourth season at Ferrari at the end of the season in order to drive for the new Racing Point Aston Martin team.

Aston Martin have made an F1 entry for 2021, with F1 officials insisting the team do not have a driver line-up for 2019.

Vettel will drive a two-seat Spyder Vantage at the next round of the FIA’s endurance championship in Jerez, Spain, on 3-8 January.

Aston Martin, the luxury car maker, and Red Bull are aiming to return to Formula 1 in 2021 and to be competing at the start of the season with Ferrari.

Vettel, who won the F1 title in 2011 and 2014, signed a two-year deal with Ferrari at the end of the 2017 season, putting him under contract until 2021.

A statement said: “After four-plus seasons with Ferrari, Sebastian has decided to pursue an exciting new challenge in motorsport and join forces with Racing Point Aston Martin for the FIA Endurance Championship.

“He will partner leading FIA Endurance champion Allan McNish to drive for a newly formed team.

“Driving a two-seat Spyder Vantage and with two dominant teams in Le Mans (Delahaye & Aldebegui) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Christian Assen) on his CV, Sebastian will be one of the all-time greats in endurance racing.”

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