Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto insists Sebastian Vettel remains their top option to partner Charles Leclerc for the 2021 Formula 1 campaign, and that the pairing make up the best driver line-up in the sport.
Vettel’s contract runs out at the conclusion of the 2020 season, and with nothing agreed or announced on the cusp of the campaign start, speculation has mounted that he could leave Ferrari, whether it be to another team or to retire.
Leclerc, meanwhile, earned a new five-year deal.
Despite the uncertainty, it is Ferrari’s will to retain the veteran driver.
“Seb is our first option, that’s the best line-up and the best in F1,” he said at the FIA press conference at testing in Barcelona.
“I’m very happy and proud that they [Vettel and Leclerc] are driving for Ferrari.
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