ASTON MARTIN have announced Sebastien Vettel and Lance Stroll will remain as their drivers for next season and they both excited about the future.
Vettel, 34, penned a multi-year contract with the British outfit ahead of the 2021 campaign but it was not clear he would stay amid upcoming changes.
Formula One is set to introduce new rules and regulations which will see cars adapted, both in terms of looks and performance.
But Vettel is eagerly anticipating the changes and feels there will be an opportunity for Aston Martin to grow as a result.
He said: “I am really looking forward to racing the new generation of Formula One cars.
“Their look is very different and the new technical regulations should give us cars that can race much more closely than recently.
“More exciting racing will be great for the drivers as well as for the fans. The changes are so big that every team will be starting from a new beginning, so it will be a great opportunity for us at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team.
“I believe in the strength of our new growing team, so I am already looking forward to 2022.”
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And the German’s optimism is shared by Stroll, 22, who will remain as his team-mate in 2022.
He said: “Next season I will be embarking on my sixth year in Formula One, alongside my team-mate Sebastian.
“We started this Aston Martin Cognizant Formula On Team campaign together and I greatly look forward to continuing the journey with him next year.
“We have not achieved what we set out to do this year, but that has only amplified our hunger and drive for success next season.
“Now, with the prestige and support of Aston Martin, and the brilliant new sponsor-partners that such a prestigious brand has attracted, we are well positioned to improve our performance in 2022.”
The pair are yet to win a Grand Prix this season, with Vettel’s second place in Azerbaijan their best result so far.
Vettel also finished second in Hungary but was later disqualified as officials were unable to take the required amount of fuel from his car for sampling following the end of the race.
And Aston Martin’s appeal was later rejected by the FIA.
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