Monday, January 25, 2021
"Always master of my decision"
Vettel knows how his career doesn't end
Sebastian Vettel has not yet completely processed his forced departure from Ferrari. The Formula 1 driver doesn't quarrel with the decision, but is looking at a new task. And indicates how long he would like to drive in the premier class.
At the age of 40, the four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel no longer sees himself in Formula 1. "I'm very rational about these things," the 33-year-old told the specialist magazine "Racer": "I'll do it for a few more years, but we will I'm not talking about ten years or more. " After his dismissal from Ferrari, he thought for a while about "what I want to do next. We all know what the result is, and now we'll see." Vettel will drive for Aston Martin, the successor to Racing Point.
The father of three does not see the fact that Vettel has only driven for two teams since 2009 – 113 races for Red Bull, 118 for Ferrari – and that the move to Aston Martin has to adapt to completely new circumstances. "I was always in control of my decisions and never had to be petted," he assured her: "I don't need someone to hold my hand and tell me what to do."
He switched to Ferrari in 2015 with the clear goal of becoming world champion. "The title was the big thing," said Vettel, "so you have to be very clear that something is missing in retrospect, of course." Still, the years at Ferrari were not lost: "I've learned a lot, that will always help me in Formula 1 and in everyday life. I'm going richer than I came, and I don't mean that in financial terms."
Ferrari's decision to part ways with Vettel after six years together was not understood by Vettel, "but to be honest: I don't have to, and it wouldn't change anything." He never fought to be allowed to stay because "I always thought that when one door closes, another opens".
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