BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) The four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will step down at the end of the season. Obviously, in order to enjoy more family time The German driver announced on Thursday.
Vettel earned his four F1 titles between 2010 and 2013 while in his Red Bull team. His most recent victory was when he raced for Ferrari in 2019.
This season , with Aston Martin, he has not had much success, with the most impressive results of sixth.
“The retirement decision was a tough choice for me accept and I’ve spent much time contemplating it”, the Vettel declared. “At the close of the year, I’d like to have more time to consider what I’m going to focus on the next year; it’s evident for me that as a father, I would like be able to enjoy more quality time with family.”
BREAKING: Sebastian Vettel has announced he will retire from F1 at the end of the 2022 season
4 world titles
53 race wins
1 phenomenal career#ThankYouSeb pic.twitter.com/K8BVXI6IAx
— Formula 1 (@F1) July 28, 2022
Vettel had 53 wins this year, which ranks third in F1 after Lewis Hamilton (103) and Michael Schumacher (91). Vettel took home an F1 record-setting 13 races in 2013.
AN IMPRESSIVE RECORD:
The passionate racer, Vettel was the world’s youngest champion aged 23 in 2010. Furthermore, then became the 3rd driver in history to take home consecutive championships. Hence, following F1 legendary drivers Juan Miguel Fangio and Michael Schumacher. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has since joined the ranks of these greats.
“I am a huge fan of this sport. It’s been an integral part of my life from the time I could remember”, the Vettel shared on his Instagram video. “But in the same way that there’s a life on the track, there’s my life outside of the track too. Being a racer is not my only identity.”
Vettel’s attempts to win the title together with Ferrari failed after promising starts were destroyed due to driver mistakes under pressure. He was leading the standings at the midway point of 2017 and was competing next year, but lost the championship to Hamilton. He was killed from the pole position of Singapore GP in 2017. Singapore GP in 2017 and was thrown off the track and into the barriers while in the lead of the wet German GP the following year.
He was shocked at the time Ferrari didn’t renew his contract following the fact that the struggle to compete with rookie Charles Leclerc in 2019, and then again in 2020. He considered retiring at the time but he decided to join Racing Point in 2021.
VETTEL GETS SENSITIVE OVER HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES:
Alongside Hamilton, Vettel has also become more vocal regarding human rights issues in countries that host F1 races are held and environmental concerns.
“I am open-minded and believe that everyone has the same rights to love regardless of (matter) what our appearance like, what we are from, or the people we love,” said the man. “I believe that change and advancement are inevitable and every little bit can make an impact.”
The Austrian GP at Spielberg about three weeks ago was wearing an oversized T-shirt with “Save the Bees” written on the back. In the Canadian GP on June, he carried the message “Stop mining the tar sands. Climate crime in Canada,’ the message was written on his helmet for racing.
“I think we live in extremely crucial times, and the way we each determine the future will affect our lives. My interest is based on some aspects I’ve come to hate” Vettel stated. “They may be solved in the future , but the desire to implement the change must be significantly stronger and should be driving to action now. Talking is not enough, and we shouldn’t sit around waiting. There is no choice. The race is underway.”
Vettel’s team is supported by Saudi state-owned oil company Aramco.