Sebastian Vettel Formula 1 still has a lot of fans, but it is no longer fulfilling.
The final two seasons are complete after 16 seasons a Aston Martin struggling team Vettel Although he is relieved to be going, he does not know what his next steps will be.
“I know how much dedication goes into this, and if you do it I am convinced you have to do it the right way,” Vettel said. “The aim has always been to win and compete at the front, so I don’t get much pleasure from being here and just being part of it.”
Sunday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Vettel35 will begin a Grand Prix for He leaves for the 299th consecutive time. a Sport he participated in in 2007.
His career has seen him win four world titles with Red Bull as well as 122 podium finishes. This includes 53 wins. His last win was in 2019 in Singapore, when he was at Ferrari. He spent six seasons there.
“I’m very much looking forward to having nothing scheduled, no commitments,” He stated. “What that does to me? I think it will do a lot of things to my head, but I’m curious to find out what exactly that will be.”
Vettel He stated that he had “lots of ideas and things I would love to do.” His achievements over the years have been remarkable. a L.G.B.T.Q. has spoken out in support of sustainability and the environment. community.
Formula 1: On the Track and Off
“My concern for the environment is one of the factors that definitely played a role in my decision to retire, seeing the world changing and seeing the future in a very threatened position for all of us, and especially for generations to come,” He stated.
“I understand that part of my passion, my job, relates to things I am not a fan of. I am traveling the world, racing cars, burning resources. It is something I cannot look away from, and once you see these things, once you are aware, I don’t think you can really unsee.”
Vettel This has been of great assistance to students in Austria builds a Bee Hotel collected trash from Silverstone’s grandstands after a British Grand Prix and other visited a Plant in Iceland is the first country to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Before last weekend’s São Paulo Grand Prix, Vettel To learn more about the reforestation of the area, I visited SOS Mata Atlantica. a Brazil’s logging region.
“At some point, all of us will have no choice that we are all going to be activists because we have to actively push to survive,” Vettel said. “It sounds really dramatic, but it’s something that will catch up with us very, very soon.
“The more I look and the more I get into all of this, it’s great to raise awareness, to plant a seed and make people look at what’s going on and help to understand, because once you understand, you start to care, and once you care, you’re happy to help.”
Formula 1 has worked Vettel With a He used the platform to express his opinions. He expressed his opinion. “views would not be retired and abandoned” Because he was about to retire.
“It would be the wrong motivation to keep doing what I have always done just to express an opinion on some topics,” He stated. “Maybe I will lose voice and reach, but they have never been at the foreground.”
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, stated that he was “sad” To see Vettel Formula 1: a Rival, friend, and co-activist
“It has been an unexpected relationship and friendship,” Hamilton a seven-time champion. “It is so difficult when you are so competitive and you are both fighting for something you are passionate about.”
He stated: Vettel Was “one of the very, very few drivers in racing history that has stood for much more than himself.”
“He’s used his voice in things that I’ve fought for and stood by me. He’s gone on his own journey and stood on the grid and fought for things that he believed in, and for the greater good.
“He’s just a really beautiful human being, and I’m really grateful to have been here in a time that he was racing.”
Christian Horner is the Red Bull team principal. Vettel He was proud to have won his four titles, from 2010 through 2013, and he said he would never forget those days. Vettel dominated. Vettel Holds the record for being the youngest champion, at 23, after winning his first title in 2010.
“He was a massive part of our team and a pleasure to work with,” Horner stated. “He was committed and unrelenting in his pursuit of performance. Probably the hardest-working driver I have come across.
“Beyond that, just a really nice guy. We had so many special moments, those four world championships, there were days he was just in a league of his own. Very special memories.”
Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo Vettel His peak “was pretty untouchable.”
“He’s had a great career, he’s given a lot to the sport,” He stated. “But his values in life have changed quite a bit recently and now he has lots to give but for the world.”
Vettel He said that he would be leaving Formula 1 without “any real regrets.”
“I had a lot of highlights, a lot of great races, great people that I got to know and work with,” He stated. He said recently that his 2008 win at the Italian Grand Prix was his best. “It was an incredible race with incredible emotions.”
Vettel He stated that he had experienced it. a It’s a great time in His career.
“It’s been a privilege, and I’m very happy to take all of this, everything I learned, everything I was able to experience, all the support that I got as well to hopefully boost me in the next chapter.”