Vettel Will Not Stay in F1 in 2021, Eccleston Says

by Dusan Randjelovic

It’s doubtful whether Sebastian Vettel will stay in Formula 1 after the end of his current contract, says driving legend Bernie Ecclestone.

Vettel’s current contract with Ferrari expires at the end of 2020. In 2021, F1 is set to fall under the ruling of Liberty Media who will update the regulations. He is one of several drivers to have already voiced doubts at continuing when the new rulebook comes into force, although it appears that many concerns have been laid aside.

Vettel frustrated with modern F1

The 32-year old driver has made his feelings clear about the state of the modern-day Formula 1. Especially, given how he was stripped of this year’s Canadian GP and Ecclestone believes this to be a clear indication of an imminent departure from the sport.

“I haven’t seen him lately doing whatever he can to win. “I would not put my money on it [Vettel remaining in F1 in 2021], but he will make the right decision,” Ecclestone told Sport Bild.

Louis Camilleri, Ferrari CEO, recently admitted that the Scuderia were “flattered” by the interest shown from Hamilton, but refused to comment more about a possible deal.

And given that Charles Leclerc is contracted to Maranello until 2022, Vettel would most probably be the one to make way if Hamilton did decide to swap Mercedes for Ferrari.

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