Formula 1 Driver Announces Retirement from the Sport
Formula 1 driver, Sebastian Vettel has announced his retirement from the sports at the end of this season.
The German made the announcement on his official Instagram account on Thursday, July 28th, 2022. According to the Aston Martin driver, the past 15 years have been amazing for him and he enjoyed the working relationship he had with everyone he has worked with to date.
I have had the privilege of working with many fantastic people in Formula 1 over the past 15 years, there are far too many to mention and thank. Over the past two years, I have been an Aston Martin driver and, although our results have not been as good as we had hoped, it is very clear to me that everything is being put together that a team needs to race at the very highest level for years to come. I have really enjoyed working with such a great bunch of people. Everyone; Lawrence, Lance, Martin, Mike, the senior managers, the engineers, the mechanics and the rest of the team is ambitious, capable, expert, committed and friendly, and I wish them all well. I hope that the work I did last year and am continuing to do this year will be helpful in the development of a team that will win in the future, and I will work as hard as I can between now and the end of the year with that goal in mind, giving as always my best in the last 10 races. The decision to retire has been a difficult one for me to take, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about it. At the end of the year, I want to take some more time to reflect on what I will focus on next – it is very clear to me that, being a father, I want to spend more time with my family. But today is not about saying goodbye. Rather, it is about saying thank you to everyone not least to the fans, without whose passionate support Formula 1 could not exist.
Vettel won the Championship four times, he also won 52 races, he had 122 podium finish during the last 15 years in the game.