Sebastian Vettel says “people make a fuss out of everything” after confirming he shared a ride with Racing Point Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer after the British Grand Prix.

The German has been heavily linked with a move to Racing Point - soon to be rebranded as Aston Martin in 2021.

Vettel was spotted sitting in Szafnauer’s Ferrari Pista by veteran photographer Mark Sutton adding to the intense speculation that the four-time world champion would be joining the team next season.

In Thursday’s press conference ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, Vettel explained why he was sharing a car with the Racing Point team boss after last weeks' race.

“It’s correct, we were heading to the fuel station,” Vettel said. “After the fuel station he was going home and I continued going somewhere else.

“It’s a nice car. It’s a Ferrari Pista. I remember years ago he was talking about that car, now he obviously got one. He said he was running out of fuel, I said ‘Well, where are you going?’ and we were heading in the same direction so I was going with him to the fuel station and then went somewhere else.

“We were in the same car but we were wearing masks. We obviously can’t be two meters apart. I find it a bit awkward nowadays, people make a fuss out of everything and that actually I don’t see the point, I don’t see the news in that, but OK, fine!”

With seats being quickly filled for 2021, Vettel says he’s still not too stressed about his future.

“I’ve got lots of possibilities,'' Vettel added. “Maybe not so many in Formula 1 as you can do the math and see which seats are taken, but I think as I’ve always mentioned the most important is that I’m happy with my choice. Time will tell what the choice is and then go from there, so I’m not too stressed about it.”

 

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