Outgoing Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel will not sign a contract for 2021 with Racing Point at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, according to reports from the paddock.
Vettel has been strongly linked with a move to Racing Point, which will be re-branded Aston Martin Racing next season.
Earlier this month, reports from Italy suggested that the German four-time World Champion would be signing a $15 million contract with the Lawrence Stroll-owned team in Spa.
If he were to join the team in 2021, he would almost certainly be replacing Mexican driver Sergio Perez.
However, Perez has insisted that he believes his seat at Racing Point is safe.
Vettel has said that he wants to stay in F1 to compete for Grand Prix wins and World Championships, not just to make up the numbers on the grid.
“I think that at least when you dedicate yourself to a new task, you should have the impression that it is something decent.
“If this is not the case, I am not the one who only drives in Formula 1, only to claim that I am a Formula 1 driver. That was never the goal,” he said.
“I’m here to race, to win races. I think we all have ambitions. That’s still what drives me the most.”
Vettel was voted Driver of the Day at the Spanish Grand Prix, after he pulled off a one-stop strategy to bring his Ferrari across the finish line in seventh place.
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