“I don’t know if Mercedes looks at my passport”: Vettel addresses rumours linking him with Silver Arrows

Aston Martin has entered Formula 1 with all guns blazing, signing Sebastian Vettel ahead of the 2021 season.

With uncertainty around Lewis Hamilton’s long-term future, there have still been some media outlets linking Vettel with a move to the Silver Arrows in the future.

The German, however, completely dismissed such talk and said he finally felt at home since joining Aston Martin. The prospect of leaving them for Mercedes is not one he is willing to entertain right now.

“I don’t know what Hamilton’s plans are, except that he signed for only one year, but I also know that my home is Aston Martin, where there is a lot of work to be done,” Vettel told Auto Hebdo.

Vettel did not rule out that Aston Martin could soon be responsible for its own engine, but said it was good to have Mercedes’ support initially.

“I don’t know if Mercedes looks at my passport or not, but what I think is that if a client team proves capable of winning, the main team will continue to provide first-rate equipment.

“If we are at the level of beating Mercedes with the same engines, it will allow us to do it.”

Vettel notched the fewest laps of all regular drivers during pre-season testing in Bahrain. Like Mercedes, Aston Martin too, was seen struggling on all three days.

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