Sebastian Vettel is hopeful that he can apply the “method and ambition” he utilized in F1 to different challenges following his retirement.
The German walked away from the game on the finish of the 2022 season following a 15-year profession, throughout which he achieved 4 World Championships and 53 race wins.
Whereas Vettel has not but selected his path going forwards, he believes that the traits he developed throughout his time in System 1 will be utilized to different pursuits.
“Regardless of the circumstances, I feel there is a time for an athlete to maneuver on and do one thing else,” Vettel informed the Past The Grid podcast.
“However I feel being bold, attempting to push limits, you may also problem [yourself] in several methods apart from in a automotive.
“I haven’t got the expectation that I am going to do one thing else and be amongst one of the best on the earth. I feel that might be far-fetched and the unsuitable type of method.
“However I do assume that the final method and the ambition also can present in different issues, and that is what I am hopefully going to discover with time and room, to present all this stuff that I perhaps obtained to know and obtained to get pleasure from outdoors System 1 as nicely.”
Vettel: It could be a miracle to be pretty much as good at one thing else
No matter path he chooses to take, Vettel will not be anticipating to expertise the identical ranges of success as he did in F1.
“You by no means know, however I feel it might be a miracle if I used to be [as good at something else], as a result of clearly I’ve finished this my complete life,” the 35-year-old defined.
“I have never had a lot time to do a lot else. I’ve no diploma! So I can not anticipate [that of] myself, and I feel it might be the unsuitable method to say that, ‘Yeah, I am a champion, I am going be a champion at every part else that I contact.’
“I feel that is not a practical method for me. No matter it’s [that I do next], then I am ranging from scratch. However I feel the ambition is pure; you’ve got it as a competitor and it will probably present in different issues, however I do not anticipate to make the information.”
May Vettel go to school?
When requested if he would possibly go to school, Vettel admitted that he wouldn’t rule this out.
“Yeah, that is additionally an possibility, positively,” the previous Aston Martin driver mentioned.
“I feel there’s a lot to be taught. There’s loads of issues that I am taken with and I’d love to present room [to]. On the minute I am simply attempting to maintain an empty schedule, as a result of I do not need to decide to something [so that I can] let that facet of me come out.
“[I’m] curious to study myself. I would really feel horrible, I would undergo a section the place it is actually, actually tough. But it surely’s coming sooner or later anyway [for an athlete], eventually, and it appears like the best time.
“I’ve three youngsters at house, I actually get pleasure from that and I need to see them develop as nicely, as a result of clearly this job comes with large dedication and the best way I do the job is full-on, so it might really feel unsuitable to do it at some type of midway simply to be a part of it or simply to be a System 1 driver.
“I like profitable, I like the competitors and to win you might want to do every part. That is my conviction – for those who’re not ready to do every part anymore, then it is time to make room for others.”