Sebastian Vettel has officially started work at the Aston Martin Formula 1 team, having spent his first day at the team’s headquarters.

Aston Martin - formerly Racing Point - have been sending fans wild in recent days by teasing content relating to their new signing Vettel, who has joined the team at the start of its new era following his exit from Ferrari.

First, Aston Martin posted a short video clip on social media on Tuesday, showing Vettel arriving at the team’s Silverstone factory in an Aston Martin DBX before he was greeted at the entrance and headed inside.

A further video released on Wednesday showed the four-time world champion completing a seat fit in the team’s 2021 challenger, which is set to be presented to the world at a launch event in March.

Vettel will partner team regular Lance Stroll as the iconic Aston Martin name returns to the F1 grid as a works team for the first time in over 60 years.

Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer believes that the pairing of Vettel and Stroll will motivate each other and help push the team forward.

“It’s hugely exciting for everyone in the team,” Szafnauer said.

“In Sebastian, we have a proven four-time world champion with experience of helping teams become race-winning and championship-contending outfits.

“That’s why he is such an important signing for us. He brings a winning mentality and we will all undoubtedly learn a lot from him on this journey.

“In Lance, we have a young and talented, hard-working driver who enjoyed his best campaign to date last year and really made strides in all areas of his racing.

"We know if we give him the tools, he’s more than capable of helping the team reach its goals.

“We also think Sebastian will bring out the best in Lance, with Lance pushing Sebastian hard in return, so we’re delighted with our 2021 line-up. It’s the ideal blend of experience, race-winning knowhow, and raw talent.”

 

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