Webber doesn’t expect Vettel to be on ’21 grid

Michelle Foster
Sebastian Vettel Merc logo

Sebastian Vettel Merc logo

Sebastian Vettel won’t be looking for a 2021 F1 team but instead opt to take a sabbatical says his former team-mate Mark Webber.

Vettel is out of a job at the end of this season after announcing that he will be leaving Ferrari.

The German cited the lack of a common desire to continue working together as his reason to end his relationship with Ferrari after six years.

Almost immediately after his announcement the rumour mill began to link him to several rival teams from Aston Martin to Renault to Mercedes.

The latter is one many fans, and even rival drivers, would like to see.

However, it won’t be happening next season.

According to former F1 driver Webber, who raced with Vettel at Red Bull during the German’s championship winning seasons, Vettel will take 2021 off.

But fans haven’t seen the last of the 32-year-old with the Aussie predicting he could be back in 2022.

“I think Vettel is going to take a year off,” he said to Ziggo Sport.

“He can take it easy now. I really don’t expect to see him on the grid next year.

“Maybe he can think about 2022 after this season.”

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