One of Formula 1’s worst kept secrets is out, Sebastian Vettel will join the rebranded Aston Martin squad for the 2021 season.

After Ferrari announced it would not be renewing Vettel’s contract beyond the end of the year, Racing Point wasted no time in getting talks underway with the four-time world champion in the bid to secure his services.

Vettel’s signature marks a huge coup and is a major statement of intent for the Silverstone-based squad as it readies to enter a new era as the Aston Martin F1 Team. Replacing Sergio Perez, Vettel will partner the team’s billionaire owner Lawrence Stroll’s son Lance.

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Current Racing Point team principal Otmar Szfanauer believes Vettel’s arrival will boost Aston Martin and help take the team to the next level.

“He will raise the team to a different level and I'm sure it will be 1000 little things that he will help us improve that can then take us to a new level,” Szafnauer said.

“I think he'll bring with him a World Champion work ethic and that's what we all want to learn from.

“Everyone's going to have to raise their game and he will be a great mentor for Lance too. He's still relatively young and very fast, and it’s great for Lance to learn from a four-time world champion.”

In our latest video – which you can watch below - we consider why Vettel was the perfect choice for Aston Martin…

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