Sebastian Vettel says joining Red Bull for 2021 was not an option – “I don’t regret it”

Before any Grand Prix, fans always look forward to the pre-race press conferences.

As the paddock heads to France, Sebastian Vettel was paired with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez for a round of questions and answers.

With the commencement of the media call, the German expressed that he had no regrets at not rejoining Red Bull for the current season.

He also had words of delight for Perez owing to his success till now.

Red Bull was in a dilemma

Sebastian Vettel in Baku; Source:

Towards the end of the 2020 season, Red Bull was in a dilemma. While Alexander Albon did drive for the team during the 2020 season, he was unable to convince them for a contract extension for 2021.

At the same time, Sebastian Vettel was just released by Ferrari. However, Aston Martin (then Racing Point) went ahead and signed the 33-year-old for the 2021 season.

Even though Vettel had the chance to go back to his old team with which he had won four world titles, he did not have any regrets.

What did Vettel say?

During the press conference, Vettel said: “No, I don’t regret, and I don’t think it was an option.

“Obviously, I decided to go a new direction and join a new team with Aston Martin on a new journey, and I’m very happy about that.”

It is clear that Vettel is glad to have joined Aston Martin for a fresh start.

‘Happy that Checo found a great seat’

Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez at the French GP press conference; Source:

Even with a great 2020 season, it was unclear whether Sergio Perez would continue in F1. However, Red Bull stepped in and signed him for the 2021 season.

Vettel agrees that the 31-year-old deserves to be in a premium seat with a top outfit.

“In all honesty, and this I really mean from the heart, I’m very happy that Checo found a great seat. Because he deserves it. He’s shown it, not just with the win,” Vettel said.

“He’s shown it in the last 10 years, or something like that, that he’s been in F1. He deserves to be in a great car.”

Both drivers had an incredible performance during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and we can only wait and see what they do in France.

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