On the last day of the modern-day season, 4-times international F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will retire from F1. He has no plans to stop racing as he has already signed up for one event early in the following year.
Even though he might be stepping down as an Aston Martin driver at the end of the 2022 year, at least we know he won’t vanish after the Abu Dhabi GP. The four-time champion will end his career in less than two months. The Italian Grand Prix was his penultimate F1 race in Europe last weekend, and he now has only six more before stepping away to pursue the next chapter of his life.
Vettel has frequently used his position to campaign on various environmental issues and will most surely continue to do so in the future. In justifying his decision to leave F1, he also mentioned wanting to spend more time with his wife and small children.
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Vettel declared that he would not sign up for any other racing series. However, there is a minimal chance that he will quit motorsport entirely because he has already committed to his first event after leaving Formula 1.
In 2023, the Race of Champions will be back, and Vettel’s name is already on the list of participants. Sebastian Vettel has frequently represented Team Germany, and he will do so once more in Sweden at the end of January.
He participated with 7-times world F1 champion Michael Schumacher and won 6 ROC Nations championships for Team Germany from 2007 to 2012.
In 2015, he was the “Champion of Champions,” and in 2017, after his partner, Pascal Wehrlein, was hurt, he triumphed alone in the Nations Championship for Team Germany.
We hope that Sebastian and Mick Schumacher’s participation in the event together will continue in the upcoming year. However, we also hope that one of the final pieces of Vettel’s saga that we might see will not break our hearts.