Sebastian Vettel spent six years with Scuderia Ferrari, profitable simply 14 of 118 races and averaging 233 factors per season. He joined the crew on the again of 4 back-to-back Method 1 titles however failed so as to add any extra to his tally.
On the finish of the 2020 season, he left the Prancing Horse and joined Aston Martin F1 on a two-year deal, which led to 2022 — and with it his Method 1 profession.
Trying again on his time at Ferrari, Vettel acknowledged that his stint in pink had an emotional toll on him. Talking on an episode of the Past the Grid podcast, he mentioned:
“It was a toll as properly. I imply, I believe I by no means felt that kind of further strain being a Ferrari driver. If something, I felt the additional strain that I had, an expectation to myself that I wish to succeed on this place, and I wish to make this factor work. Trying again, it most likely did take some time to kind of get better.”
Regardless of failing to win the title with Ferrari, the German has come to phrases along with his stint with the Maranello outfit. He mentioned:
“There are many the explanation why I didn’t, why it won’t have labored however, ultimately, I believe I’m nonetheless very glad and at peace with what we achieved. I had loads of enjoyable. I believe I’ve a really sturdy emotional connection to Italy, the folks of Italy, and to Ferrari as a model.”
Sebastian Vettel added:
“It was a privilege to race for Ferrari and we had nice moments collectively. So a number of reminiscences that I’ll hold eternally and many associates that I made. By way of the numbers and statistics, I failed, as a result of my goal was to win the world championship and I didn’t. However [I have] no regrets and many issues that I realized, and I wouldn’t return and alter something.”
Crimson Bull boss Christian Horner backs Sebastian Vettel to grow to be a crew principal in future
When Sebastian Vettel determined to stroll away from Method 1 on the finish of the 2022 season, he gave no trace of what the long run had in retailer for him. He spoke about eager to take a while off earlier than assessing his choices, although he has hinted a number of instances about staying in contact with the game in no matter capability fits him finest.
The 35-year-old’s former Crimson Bull Racing boss Christian Horner believes that Vettel has all of the qualities wanted to grow to be a crew principal. He mentioned:
“He [Sebastian Vettel] is a good folks individual. He understands the worth of individuals and the contribution that they make to success. And I believe he is become considerably of a driver counsellor within the final couple of years as properly. So, it actually relies upon what he needs to use himself to.”
“He is a type of guys that is annoyingly good at something he chooses to do. So I am certain if he selected that path he could be superb at it.”