Racing Point have reportedly began talks with four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel in a bid to carry him to the rising Formula One group subsequent 12 months..
German newspaper Bild reported that Vettel might exchange Mexico’s Sergio Perez on the group which can change into an Aston Martin works group from 2021 onwards, saying Perez’ contract features a release clause which have to be triggered by July 31.
The different driver is Lance Stroll, the son of Canadian billionaire and majority stake proprietor L awrance Stroll.
Vettel, 33, is with out a group on the finish of this season as a result of Ferrari haven’t renewed his contract past 2020.
Racing Point seem the final choice for Vettel if he needs to proceed driving for a aggressive group within the sport, as neither world champions Mercedes nor his former outfit Red Bull, McLaren or Renault have a spot for him.
Former F1 driver Gerhard Berger informed Austrian Servus TV late Monday he would not be stunned if a deal was all however completed and mentioned Racing Point “could be the only option for him with which he could win races.”
Bild mentioned that “The talks are taking place. But it won’t be easy,” because it stays to be seen if Lawrance Stroll is actually keen to compensate Perez, and group principal Otmar Szafnauer beforehand referred to long-term contracts for Stroll and Perez.
But Szefnauer additionally named it “flattering” that they’ve been linked with the four-time champion.
Racing Point have an engine partnership with Mercedes and are fourth within the constructors’ standings after the primary two races.
But they’re additionally the goal of an investigation by the ruling physique FIA over an alleged breach of design guidelines as a result of their automobile is similar to final 12 months’s Mercedes.