A press release and then leaves. Aston Martin announced Thursday that four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will end his career at the end of the season. “The decision to stop F1 at the end of the year was difficult 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 next,” said the German driver in the press release from his team.
After his four world championship titles with Red Bull (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), the German driver joined Ferrari in 2015 to win the Scuderia again, in vain. Following his departure from Ferrari in 2020, the German joined billionaire Lawrence Stroll’s ambitious project to relaunch the Aston Martin team. Struggling with the British manufacturer (zero wins since 2021), Sebastian Vettel is about to bow out after the 16th season of his career.
At 35, Sebastian Vettel has 53 Grand Prix victories and is on the third step of the podium among the drivers who have accumulated the most victories, behind Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher. The latter’s son, Mick, would be in pole position to replace him next season, according to our colleagues at the Team.