Aston Martin reveals plans to replace Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin reveals plans to replace Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack has urged the focus to be on Sebastian Vettel for now, as friend and foe alike want to know who will take the four-time world champion’s seat next season.

Vettel announced last Thursday that he is working on his final season in Formula 1. The German, who has been away from social media for some time, opened an account on Instagram specifically for the announcement. His first post was that he announced that after 16 years in Formula 1 he would be retiring. The German’s departure also opens the door to new talent, but the team boss wants to focus on this weekend first before turning his attention to 2023.


Lance Stroll won’t be leaving the Aston Martin team anytime soon, so rumors about a seat next to the Canadian are rife. “Obviously there’s really a lot of speculation now that Sebastian has announced his retirement. I think we should focus on Sebastian this weekend and not speculate about names,” he explains. After the race weekend, the team will focus on the second seat at Aston Martin. Krack: “We’ll look into that starting Monday. If we have someone, we’ll let you know.”

De Vries on the list

Nyck de Vries has shown his best team this season. He was able to stand out during the first free practice in Spain. Then Frisian was allowed to show himself in Alexander Albon’s Williams. Last weekend, the defending Formula E champion was allowed to take a seat in Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes during the first free practice in France. “Nyck is one of the many drivers and I know him from Formula E. He is a good guy, he drove for Williams and last week for Mercedes. He is one of the drivers we look at, but there are others too,” explains Krack.