‘We Have a Cockpit For Him’: Glickenhaus Racing Offers Vettel WEC Seat

The German has been strongly linked with a move to Racing Point, but another opportunity outside F1 has cropped up.

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel is counting down his last races with Ferrari in Formula 1 and is actively exploring his options for 2021 and beyond.

While he will most likely want to remain in the pinnacle of motorsport, the idea of competing outside F1 for a season or two might appeal to him.

And now, the boss of a racing team which competes in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) has publicly offered him a drive.

American film producer and automotive entrepreneur James Glickenhaus has said he would gladly have Vettel at his team next season.

“If Sebastian ever wants to drive in Le Mans, we have a cockpit for him! I would be very happy to have him there,” the boss of the Glickenhaus Racing team said.

He also accused Ferrari of treating Vettel badly, and said the Italian outfit has a history of mistreating its drivers.

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“I don’t know anything about the internal workings of Ferrari, but as an outsider I know they have a long history of treating drivers badly. This even goes back to the days when Enzo [Ferrari] was alive.

“But back to Sebastian, Ferrari seems to continue that tradition, and I don’t think this is a good thing.”

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Vettel was the team’s number one driver when he was partnered with Kimi Raikkonen, but he has struggled to match younger teammate Charles Leclerc this season.

The German has been linked with a move to Racing Point, which will be re-branded Aston Martin Racing next season, but this is far from confirmed.

Another option is Vettel re-joining Red Bull to replace Alex Albon, but, as I discussed in this article, the chances of this happening are slim.

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