By Oli Gamp For Mailonline
Published: 08:03 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 08:39 BST, 10 September 2020
Sebastian Vettel has been confirmed as an Aston Martin driver for the 2021 season - just hours after Sergio Perez revealed he was leaving the team.
The four-time world champion suffered a poor season with Ferrari last year, with the manufacturer releasing the 33-year-old earlier this summer.
He had been in talks with Aston Martin, who will rebrand from Racing Point in 2021, for several weeks after becoming a free agent and is now set to team up with Lance Stroll, the son of Lawrence Stroll - a co-owner of the team.
Sebastian Vettel has been confirmed as an Aston Martin driver for the 2021 season
The German became surplus to requirements at Ferrari after a poor campaign last year
'I am pleased to finally share this exciting news about my future,' Vettel said.
'I'm extremely proud to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021. It's a new adventure for me with a truly legendary car company. I have been impressed with the results the team has achieved this year and I believe the future looks even brighter.
'The energy and commitment of Lawrence [Stroll] to the sport is inspiring and I believe we can build something very special together.
'I still have so much love for Formula 1 and