PARIS, May 12: Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Tuesday said he would leave Ferrari at the end of the season, saying there was no �common desire� to work together any more.
No replacement was named for Vettel, who dominated F1 with Red Bull before switching to the Italian marque in 2015. He said his departure was a �joint decision�.
�My relationship with Scuderia Ferrari will finish at the end of 2020,� the 32-year-old German said in a statement from Ferrari.
�In order to get the best possible results in this sport, it�s vital for all parties to work in perfect harmony.
�The team and I have realised that there is no longer a common desire to stay together beyond the end of this season.�
Vettel, who has won 14 races with Ferrari, said financial considerations did not play any role in his decision.
He said he would �reflect on what really matters when it comes to my future�.
Vettel�s departure will spark intense speculation about his replacement, with Mercedes� reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton among the drivers previously linked with Ferrari. � AFP