Multiple outlets in Europe are reporting that Formula One star Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari after the 2020 season.
Vettel, who won four consecutive world titles from 2010-13 with Red Bull Racing, joined Ferrari with the 2015 season.
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The German has 14 wins in 101 starts with Ferrari and finished runner-up to six-time champion Lewis Hamilton in the points standings in 2017 and ’18. Vettel had 39 victories in 139 starts from 2007-14.
Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo and Antonio Giovinazzi have been mentioned as potential candidates to replace Vettel at Ferrari.
Hamilton also is in a contract year. He has expressed an interest to stay at Mercedes, where he has five championships in the past six years.
Because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Formula One has yet to race in 2020. The series hopes to start the season with a July 5 doubleheader in Austria. It’s possible that 15 to 18 of the originally scheduled 22 races will happen.
Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at the end of the year after contract talks between the two break downhttps://t.co/k8MykGEGER
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 11, 2020
Contract renewal talks between Ferrari & Vettel came to a halt without reaching a new deal. Both sides agreed to part ways after 2020 according to our information.
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— Tobi Grüner 🏁 (@tgruener) May 11, 2020