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Vettel admits he was surprised by lack of Ferrari contract offer

Sebastian Vettel has confirmed he was never offered a new contract by Ferrari and admits he was surprised to be told the team didn’t want to continue with him. During the enforced shutdown in racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ferrari finalized its 2021 driver line-up by announcing Vettel would be leaving the team at the end of the year with Carlos Sainz replacing him. The announcement stated Vettel and Ferrari had failed to reach an agreement to extend the partnership after team principal Mattia Binotto had previously called the German his first choice, but Vettel says there were never talks about an extension. “There was no sticking point, so… it was obviously a surprise to...
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