Who will replace Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin?

Who will replace Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin?


Sebastian Vettel’s surprise announcement revives Silly Season. Who will replace the four-time World Champion at Aston Martin?

Sebastian Vettel will leave F1 at the end of the 2022 season. The German driver announced this via a post on his new Instagram account before the start of the Hungarian weekend. His announcement revives the Silly Season and its part of speculation, just before the summer break.

As for the British team, Mike Krack confirms that Aston Martin will look at the list of possible successors after the weekend of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which takes place in Budapest.

Who will succeed Sebastian Vettel?

Several candidates appear on Lawrence Stroll’s team list. For starters, there’s Fernando Alonso. The 41-year-old driver has been on the Canadian businessman’s radar since 2020. He was in contention against Sebastian Vettel to drive in 2021 alongside Lance Stroll. But to attract the Spanish driver, Lawrence Stroll will have to have a good argument as Alpine seems to have offered a golden contract, and The Spanish driver seems to prioritize his current team. Laurent Rossi would offer a two-year contract with the possibility of racing at Le Mans with Alpine. It’s hard for an Aston Martin owner to do better.

Nico Hülkenberg is also on the list. The German driver is the third driver of the team. This could be an emergency solution for Aston Martin. But another German driver would also be on the list, mentioned by Sebastian Vettel himself, who is Mick Schumacher. Currently under contract with Ferrari but also Haas, discussions about his extension will take place soon. But is he ready to leave Scuderia Ferrari?

Toto Wolff also has a candidate to replace Sebastian Vettel, the World Champion! Nyck de Vries is currently available for F1 racing. Dutch drivers race in Formula E with Mercedes and have a contract with the manufacturer. He has played twice this season, one with Williams in Spain and the other with Mercedes in France.

If Alpine were to confirm Fernando Alonso for two seasons, he would have to be appointed driver and it is Oscar Piastri. Mark Webber, the Australian driver manager, looks impatient. While the FIA ​​F2 champion has a pre-contract with Williams, his management wants the best team for his debut.

Some names seem to be left out of the list. Daniel Ricciardo was asked a question about this issue and although he was in training with McLaren, he confirms his commitment to the Woking team next season. Ditto for Valtteri Bottas, who has a contract for next season with Alfa Romeo.