After months of speculation it has finally been confirmed that Sebastian Vettel will be leaving Red Bull at the end of the 2014 season.
The four time world champion has not yet revealed where he will be headed for 2015, but with the expected announcement that Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the year, it looks like the German is off to Ferrari to join Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel has had an incredibly successful career since joining Red Bull in 2009. He made his Formula One debut with Sauber before moving to Toro Rosso and winning his first race in his first full rookie season in 2008. With Red Bull he has won 38 races, had 44 pole positions, and helped the team win four constructors’ championships along with his own four drivers’ championships.
“We want to warmly thank Sebastian for the incredible role he has played at Infiniti Red Bull Racing for the last six years,” the team said in a statement. “As we wish Sebastian well in the next stage of his career, we also look to the future with excitement, as the vacancy makes way for the generation of Red Bull racers.”
The team also wasted no time in announcing that Daniil Kvyat will be promoted to a race seat from sister team Toro Rosso.