Aston Martin has announced who will race for the team in Formula 1 in 2022. They will continue with an unchanged line-up.
Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel will continue to drive for Aston Martin in 2022. The team announced this via a message on its website. There was already little doubt about the 2022 driver duo for the British racing stable, as Vettel has shown his worth in 2021 and Stroll was also assured of his seat through father Lawrence Stroll , who is the main investor of the F1 team.
So it is now definitively clear that the Canadian and the German are the desired driver pair for 2022. First of all, Stroll Jr. is quoted in the message: ‘Next year I will start my sixth F1 season alongside my teammate, Vettel. We started this campaign for Aston Martin together and I look forward to continuing it together next year.”
Stroll says he missed his goals for 2021, but that that only makes him hungrier for success for the upcoming season. Vettel is also pleased with the announcement: “I am looking forward to racing the next generation of F1 cars. The rule changes mean that every team will start from scratch and that represents a great opportunity for Aston Martin. That’s why I’m looking forward to 2022.’
Aston Martin responds
The team’s management from Silverstone has also reacted to the news. Stroll Sr., who indicates that he is not satisfied with the results achieved in 2022, sees that his team has made progress and hopes that this progress will be continued in the near future. Lance and Sebastian have shown that they can perform very well. They have had bad luck, but we would like to keep the combination of talent and expertise for 2022.’
“Lance is one of the most talented drivers in F1 today and his driving skills are only getting better,” Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer praised the youngster. Four-time world champion Vettel is also a valuable player within the team. We therefore expect them to perform next year.’
“We do not like to underestimate the competition, and therefore do not want to promise too much, but we know that Stroll and Vettel will have the best resources at their disposal in 2022,” concludes the Romanian. Thus, Aston Martin with the two drivers seems to want to make its way to the top in 2022. Whether they can catch up with Mercedes and Red Bull Racing remains to be seen.