(Motorsport-Total.com) – Bang effect on the transfer market of Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel the Ferrari Group will end after six years 2020 leave. 'Motorsport-Total.com' learned this from a reliable source. According to current planning, the farewell should be officially announced very shortly this week, possibly even on Tuesday.
Vettel's current three-year contract with Ferrari was signed in August 2017 signed and running end 2020 out. The negotiations on a continuation of the cooperation had recently been accompanied by media speculation for weeks. Now the decision that Vettel will leave Maranello has been made.
At the beginning of the speculation the 'Gazzetta dello Sport 'reports that Ferrari Vettel has a new one-year contract for 2021 should have submitted, with reduced salary. Subsequently 'F1-Insider.com' reported a second offer , with two years term, but still reduced salary – argues with the corona crisis.
Ferrari already had shooting star Charles Leclerc 2019 for five more years until the end 2024, bound to itself. The dynamics of the Scuderia shifted against Vettel, who threatened to slip behind Leclerc to number 2. A constellation with which the 32 – yearlings naturally had little joy.
Where Vettel will continue his Formula 1 career is currently in the stars. Rumors in the Italian press say that Renault already gave him a concrete one Should have submitted offer. There, after two unsuccessful years, Daniel Ricciardo has lost the desire to continue working together.
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Another option would be McLaren, because there – as a result of Vettel's departure from Ferrari – a cockpit could be free will. There have recently been rumors that Carlos Sainz should be very popular with Ferrari. The 25 -year-old Spaniard is with McLaren until the end 2020 under contract and could leave the group towards Maranello at the end of the season. This is also becoming more and more concrete.
Vettel's long-term sponsor Helmut Marko recently had a return to Vettel definitely excluded . Purple Bull sets up to at least 2023 Verstappen as an aspiring well-known person and potential world champion of the future. And, according to Marko, Purple Bull can't or won't afford two superstars “for very simple monetary reasons.”
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Vettel battle 2015 came to Ferrari as a four-time world champion – with the big dream of becoming world champion like his youth idol Michael Schumacher in red overalls. This dream has now (at least for now) burst – unless it happens 2020 another little miracle. Changed into once remains, are (so far) 14 victories on Ferrari. Five of them each reach him 2017 and 2018, each as World Championship runner-up behind Lewis Hamilton.
Where and whether Vettel will continue his Formula 1 career (resignation not excluded), this could make for an exciting “Silly Season” this summer . Especially since with Lewis Hamilton also the most successful driver in the field (six world championship titles) only until the end 2020 is under contract with Mercedes and has not yet officially announced its future plans.