Vettel acknowledges that he spoke to Renault before Alonso’s announcement

Sebastian Vettel, at the press conference of the Styrian F1 GP, spoke about his options for the future. The world tetracampeón continues to burn his last options to continue on the grid Formula 1 in 2021 after not having received any renewal offer from Ferrari and learning by phone in mid-May that the Italian team would no longer count on its services. The German, who will be replaced in Ferrari by Charles
Sainz next year it has sounded for Mercedes, Renault, Red Bull and Aston martin (current Racing Point), but for now, the only option for which he could still have a chance is the current pink car. Mercedes has already clarified that it will bet on its current drivers, Hamilton and Bottas, or for promoting George Russell. Red bullFor his part, he reiterated this Thursday, given the increase in rumors about a possible interest in Vettel, than
in his team “there is no place for Sebastian”
. And Renault announced the signing of Fernando Alonso this Wednesday to bring him back to the F1 in 2021.

However, about the French firm, the German did admit to having conversations before Fernando’s signing was confirmed, although they were talks that were too initial and not very concrete. “I have spent so much time in the paddock that I know many people, so yes, but obviously at no time concrete, fundamental or real enough,” he said.

In addition, he also referred to Red bull despite the fact that the Austrian house has already closed the doors to him publicly.

“I know the team very well from my past, so of course I am still in contact with a lot of people there, with Christian (Horner), Helmut (Marko) and others. Red bull You have a winning car. They are a very strong team, I know how strong they are. Obviously, a part of the team is not the same and has evolved. I know the team from the inside out because it has also changed. But I know why they were strong then and still a great contender. It is a car where you can win races, so coming back for sure would be interesting ”, he expressed, throwing the hook at his exes and assuring that he has no fear of measuring Max Verstappen, pilot with whom in several races he has had his pluses and minuses, as a teammate at Red Bull.

“I am convinced that if you want to win you have to be happy to face any driver”, commented a Sebastian who could choose to withdraw if he does not find shelter in Aston martin. That option seems complicated since Checo Pérez has contact with the training owned by Lawrence Stroll, and the other seat is reserved for the owner’s son, Lance Stroll, until he wants.

“I believe that Racing Point
has made a very strong impression and is certainly in a good place this year. I know part of the team, some members quite well from my past, so obviously I think it is a good opportunity for them this year to have a good car to fight and improve. Right now, everything is an option ”, ended.