Four time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel is set to leave Ferrari at the end of the 2020 season.
Several news outlets including the BBC reported on Monday night that contract talks between Ferrari and Vettel have broken down with the Prancing Horse set to confirm on Tuesday that the German will leave the team at the end of the season.
Vettel joined Ferrari in in 2015 replacing Fernando Alonso who had moved to McLaren.
Vettel immediately made his mark with the team having a number of successful seasons with the Italian outfit and challenged for the championship but was unable to match the pace of Mercedes.
Ferrari announced at the Italian Grand Prix in 2018 that Kimi Raikkonen would move to Alfa Romeo Racing for 2019. The Iceman started that race from pole and would be replaced by Charles Leclerc.
In his first season with the Prancing Horse, Charles Leclerc took back to back victories in Belgium and at Ferrari’s home race in Italy.
Leclerc finished the season in fourth place on 264 ponts, 24 ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
Paddock Eye understands that two drivers are on the list to replace Vettel with his former Red Bull team mate Daniel Riccardo an option while McLaren’s Carlos Sainz is also reportedly in the frame for the drive alongside Leclerc.
It has been reported that Sebastian Vettel has two contract offers on the table for 2021 with both Renault and McLaren possible destinations for the German.