Legendary F1 driver Sebastian Vettel has announced that this season will be his final Formula One season ever. This comes after a tough few years with an underperforming Ferrari and Aston Martin.
The fan favourite announced this sad news to his Instagram, something he created only yesterday. He posted a nearly 3 minute video where he first and foremost announced his retirement and went on to talk about his desire to be more involved with his friends.
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The German driver is renowned as one of the best drivers to ever grace the sport. He won 4 World Driving Championships in a row for Red Bull before moving onto Ferrari where he constantly challenged the dominant Mercedes cars.
These last few seasons have not been his best but he still managed to showcase his class and talent with the underperforming Aston Martin and Ferrari in his last few seasons with the Scuderia.
In his video he says
“I believe in change and progress and that every little bit makes a difference. I am an optimist and I believe people are good. 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.”
“Committing to my passion the way I did and the way I think it is right, does no longer go side by side with my wish to be a great father and husband. The energy it takes to become one with the car and the team, to chase perfection takes focus and commitment.”