Sebastian Vettel has revealed his hopes for the 2022 season after it was confirmed that he will remain with Aston Martin.
The four-time World Champion will go into his second year with the British team, who have opted for an unchanged line-up with Vettel's teammate Lance Stroll also being retained.
With a raft of new regulations being introduced into Formula 1 next season, Vettel believes that the team can benefit from this and continue their progression.
"I am really looking forward to racing the new generation of Formula 1 cars," Vettel said. "Their look is very different and the new technical regulations should give us cars that can race much more closely than recently.
"More exciting racing will be great for the drivers as well as for the fans. The changes are so big that every team will be starting from a new beginning, so it will be a great opportunity for us at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team.
"I believe in the strength of our new growing team, so I am already looking forward to 2022."
Stroll added: "Next season I will be embarking on my sixth year in Formula 1, alongside my teammate Sebastian. We started this Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team campaign together and I greatly look forward to continuing the journey with him next year.
"We have not achieved what we set out to do this year, but that has only amplified our hunger and drive for success next season.
"Now, with the prestige and support of Aston Martin, and the brilliant new sponsor-partners that such a prestigious brand has attracted, we are well-positioned to improve our performance in 2022."
Aston Martin have endured mixed fortunes in the 2021 season, and currently sit in seventh in the Constructors' Championship standings.
In the Drivers' standings, Vettel and Stroll are in 12th and 13th place respectively.
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