F1 fans across the globe despaired with the official proclamation by legendary F1 driver Sebastian Vettel about his exit from the F1 by the end of this season. The four-time World Champion strengthened its reputation in F1 with 53 Race wins and 122 podiums. During his 15 years of an eventful racing career, Sebastian Vettel clinched the World Championship title with Red Bull from 2010 to 2013. However, ever since his exit from Red Bull, he struggled to achieve his 5th championship title with Ferrari and Aston Martin.
Well, believe it or not, Sebastian’s career has not been enriching with Aston Martin as the team struggled to boost its performance quotient. The F1 cars have recently been into their biggest technological advancement, and Aston Martin would not invest in cash-burning to make their car fast and competitive any time soon. And Vettel being a world-class driver, does not want to keep his career swinging without any massive progress. This might have let a 35-year-old gentleman focus more on life beyond racing.
Adding more on his future plans, Sebastian Vettel says, “Next to racing, I have grown a family and I love being around them. I have grown other interests outside Formula 1. My passion for racing and Formula 1 comes with lots of time spent away from them, and takes a lot of energy”.
Sebastian is one of the most respected Formula 1 driver. Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll says, “I want to thank Sebastian from the bottom of my heart for the great work that he has done for Aston Martin over the past year and a half. We made it clear to him that we wanted him to continue with us next year, but in the end he has done what he feels is right for himself and his family, and of course we respect that. “He has driven some fantastic races for us, and, behind the scenes, his experience and expertise with our engineers have been extremely valuable. He is one of the all-time greats of Formula 1, and it has been a privilege to have been able to work with him.
Of course, his expertise and racing charm would be missed on the track, and filling up his shoes would be a challenging task to master. However, not to forget, F1 isn’t as supportive as it is showcased, and somewhere down the line, Sebastian’s exit opens the door for another opportunistic driver to mark its presence in the world of F1 motorsport.