Sebastian Vettel: “If I were to withdraw the money” / Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel: “If I were to withdraw the money” / Formula 1


Sebastian Vettel will contest two more GPs, after which the successful career of the four-time world champion will come to an end. He wishes to resign forever. But he cannot confirm this.

When Sebastian Vettel wraps up the season finale in Abu Dhabi, you won’t be seeing the man from Heppenheim in the paddock anytime soon. The four-time champion has said this several times – and most recently in a Spiegel interview. In it, the 53-time GP winner makes it clear that he “will not be in front of the camera as a professional with a microphone in his hand” at next season’s first race in Bahrain.

Instead, Vettel wants to leave in the style of Stefan Raab, who ended his career in front of the cameras in 2015 and has disappeared from the screen. The German now works as a TV producer. Vettel says about his partner: “He was everywhere in the German television environment, he announced that he would stop – and then it was silent immediately.”

“Now you’ll have to ask him if he’s happy with it or not. But first of all, I think it’s amazing when a person isolates himself and is scrutinized by people so much that one feels that he’s not dependent on him. This risk is very big in sports,” the German knows.

However, he cannot confirm his final departure from the Premier class, even if he would like to do so, admits Vettel. “I don’t know how I will be in a year or two. However, I wish that in two years I would still be able to say: No, thank you, I don’t need the race anymore.”

Vettel also does not deceive himself, he does not expect that it will be easy to abandon what has been his life’s purpose for 16 years. eleventh in the world championship.

Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:38:36.729 h
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +15.186s
03. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +18.097
04. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +49.431
05. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +58.123
06. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +68.774
07. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, +1 lap
08 Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1
09. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +1
10. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1
11. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +1
12. Alex Albon (T), Williams, +1
13. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +1
14. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +1
15. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1
16. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +1
17. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1
18. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +2 laps
outside
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, engine failure
Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, collision damage

Championship status (after 20 of 22 races)

the driver
01. Verstappen 416 points
02. Perez 280
03. Leclerc 275
04.Russell 231
05.Hamilton 216
06. Sainz 212
07. Norris 111
08. Okon 82
09. Alonso 71
10. Botta’s 47
11. Vettel 36
12. Ricciardo 35
13. Magnussen 24
14. Gas 23
15. Walking 13
16. Schumacher 12
17. Tsunoda 12
18.zhou 6
19. Albon 4
20. Latifi 2
21. De Vries 2
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Builders Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 696 points
02. Ferrari 487
03.Mercedes 447
04. Alpine 153
05. McLaren 146
06. Alfa Romeo 54
07. Aston Martin 49
08. Haas 36
09. Alpha Tauri 35
10. Williams8