‘Time will tell if I’m bored’ – Vettel reflects on life after F1 and leaves door open for offers

Sebastian Vettel has not ruled out a return to Formula One in another role after retiring as a driver, with the four-time world champion jokingly saying “time will tell whether I’m bored in three months or three years”.

Vettel will conclude the book on an impressive 16-year career in Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 season, having racked up 53 race wins, 122 podium points and 57 places so far alongside his aforementioned collection of titles, all achieved with Red Taurus team.

Having enjoyed plenty of success at Red Bull, the German was recently asked if he would consider returning to the outfit in the absence of leadership, leading him to explain how he is approaching his exit from the sport.

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“I don’t know at the moment. I’m not thinking of anything, because I’m walking away. Time will tell what thing can be done – if there is such a show or not – and then I’ll see how I feel [in] This moment,” the 35-year-old commented.

“I am very happy to spend more time on other things and look forward to seeing more children and things like that. Then time will tell if I am bored in three months or three years!”

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Vettel was also asked how close he is to returning to Red Bull in place of Alex Albon in 2020 – following news of his exit from Ferrari – but he has played down discussions with team bosses Christian Horner and Helmut Marko and made it clear he remains “happy” about the move to Aston Martin at His last assignment in Formula 1.

“I made the decision to join Aston Martin before I thought it was already in discussion that Alex was leaving, so it wasn’t really close. Of course I know Christian, and I know Helmut, so sure, I had a short chat with them, but I’ve never been anything serious. truly “.

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“I also know and I know that if it was an option or serious, we would have at least talked about it, but it never really got to that point. Obviously, after a couple of months, you can look back and say ‘if’ and ‘what if’, and so forth, but I Happy with the choice I made.

“[We] I expected us to be more competitive last year and this year, but we weren’t, and I’m very happy with the way the team has progressed and [how] We work together. It’s not the kind of dream come true, racing in the positions we race, but it was a challenge, and I think I accepted it and tried to make the most of it.”

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