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Formula 1 – Vettel and Ferrari agree mutual split

Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the season after talks over an extension beyond this year broke down between the two parties. It has been a tough time for Vettel and the Scuderia, who have found themselves second best to Mercedes since the German joined from Red Bull at the end of the 2014 campaign. Four-time world champion Vettel was Drivers' championship runner-up in 2017 and 2018 but was further off the pace last season following a fifth-placed finish which saw him not even top dog at Ferrari as young team mate Charles Leclerc outshone his more established colleague. Discussing his exit at the end of 2020, Vettel said there was "no longer a common desire" to work together and denied the move was motivated by money, while Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto admitted it was "not an easy decision to reach", insisting it was a mutual agreement to part ways. Meanwhile, McLaren driver Lando Norris is 11/2 with bet365 to win the eSupercars Circuit of the Americas Race 1.

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