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Reports: Sebastian Vettel leaving Ferrari after the 2020 F1 season

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks on in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

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Multiple outlets in Europe are reporting that Formula One star Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari after the 2020 season.

Autosport, BBC Sport and Auto Motor Sport reported the four-time F1 champion’s tenure with the Italian team will end after Vettel and Ferrari failed to agree to terms on a new deal.

Vettel, who won four consecutive world titles from 2010-13 with Red Bull Racing, joined Ferrari with the 2015 season.

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The German has 14 wins in 101 starts with Ferrari and finished runner-up to six-time champion Lewis Hamilton in the points standings in 2017 and ’18. Vettel had 39 victories in 139 starts from 2007-14.

Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo and Antonio Giovinazzi have been mentioned as potential candidates to replace Vettel at Ferrari.

Hamilton also is in a contract year. He has expressed an interest to stay at Mercedes, where he has five championships in the past six years.

Because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Formula One has yet to race in 2020. The series hopes to start the season with a July 5 doubleheader in Austria. It’s possible that 15 to 18 of the originally scheduled 22 races will happen.