Vettel is invited to test a Formula E and an IndyCar
While the latest rumors evoke a departure of Sebastian Vettel at the end of the season, the latter is also wondering about his future. On the other hand, if he is looking for a retraining, a few people are ready to offer him a steering wheel.
After the Miami Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel was the guest of the BBC political program Question Time, to which he answered several questions on ecology and the great circus that F1 leads sometimes in opposition to its own convictions or commitments. It is in particular these environmental issues that make the German driver doubt to extend in F1.
Vettel soon at the wheel of an IndyCar, Formula E or DTM?
Vettel admitted to Miami that the organizers of the new circuit around Hard Rock Stadium might have been wiser to spend their money improving a « real circuit » like Road America in Wisconsin.
“Certainly for the racing and the fun of driving, for the money that was spent building Miami, they could have easily upped the ante in better places like Road America,” said the German. « I would like to go to real circuits, » added Vettel.
The comment prompted an immediate reaction on social media from IndyCar driver Graham Rahal, who invited Vettel to test drive a car at Road America. Team owner and former F1 team boss Bobby Rahal then added: « Seb, we have a deal if you want it. »
The quadruple world champion also received another alternative job offer. The 34-year-old German, who has already been invited to test an IndyCar, was also asked by Gerhard Berger to work in the organization of the German DTM series.
« I would love to have Sebastian as my partner, » said the F1 legend. « He’s a smart guy who I think will need tasks in the future other than driving. »
Now, DS Techeetah team boss Thomas Chevaucher is inviting Vettel to Formula E. The French team, which has twice won the electric single-seater championship, where one of its former Red Bull partners, Jean Eric Vergne.
« Sebastian is very interested in protecting the environment and has climate change on his mind, just like we do in Formula E, » Chevaucher told Auto Bild. « We don’t know how interested he is in continuing his career in Formula E, but we would like to give him the opportunity to try out a CO2-neutral racing car. »