Steiner can’t afford to sign Vettel for 2021

Mark Scott
Sebastian Vettel

Haas boss, Guenther Steiner, has said he cannot afford to sign Sebastian Vettel and thinks it will take someone with “a lot deeper pockets” to do so.

Vettel has a decision to make with regards to what his next move will be at the end of 2020. After announcing his split from Ferrari, the four-time World Champion has been linked with a move to Mercedes or Renault.

But Steiner very much doubts the latter, or any other midfield team for that matter, including his own, is a viable option for the four-time World Champion.

Although Vettel has stated that finances are not a factor in his decision-making process, the Haas team principal believes that it will still take a team with a big budget to attract him to join if he does decide that he wants to stay in Formula 1.

“I cannot afford it!” Steiner told Sky F1.

“I think Sebastian, being a four-time world champion, I wouldn’t say he’d want to go to the midfield anymore.

“If you have a successful career, what you don’t want to do is to take too many risks.

“I’ve got a good relationship with him but I haven’t offered him a seat. I think somebody else with a lot deeper pockets than me will do that!”

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