Formula 1.. German four-time world champion Vettel announces retirement

Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel, a four-time Formula One world champion, announced his retirement at the end of the year on Thursday, ending a long and successful career on the track.

Vettel, 35, wrote on his Instagram account: “Over the past 15 years I have been privileged to work with so many great people in Formula 1 and I have a lot to mention and thank them for.”

After announcing his retirement on the eve of the Hungarian Grand Prix, the thirteenth round of the Formula One World Championship, he added: “For the last two years I have been driving an Aston Martin and although our results have not been as good as we hoped, it is clear to me that’s all… Being executed is what the team needs to compete at the highest level in the coming years.”

He added: “The decision to leave F1 at the end of the year was a difficult decision and I thought about it a lot. At the end of the year, I want to take the time to think about what I want to do.” more.. As a father, I want to spend more time with my family. Today does not mean goodbye, thanks to everyone, starting with the fans, without whom F1 cannot exist.

The world champion rides with Red Bull four times in a row between 2010 and 2013 in the first category, after 15 years of winning 53 races, 122 podiums and starting from first place in 57 Grands Prix.

The victories of the German, who also defended the colors of Ferrari between 2015 and 2020, failing to win the world title, put him in third place in the list of the most striking Formula 1 race winners after the British record holder Lewis. Hamilton (103 wins) and his compatriot legend Michael Schumacher (91 wins).

Source: AFP.

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