The news of the 2022 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix was none other than the retirement of Sebastian Vettel at the end of the season, and it is that the German driver confirmed that he would leave the Aston Martin team after a successful career in which he won four consecutive world championships in his golden era at Red Bull.
The 35-year-old German has enjoyed 16 courses in the highest category of motorsports, where he has become an absolute legend. His 53 victories place him as the third most successful driver in history in that statistic.
From a very young age, the man from Heppenheim was already linked to a Formula 1 team, and his father, Norbert , accompanied him in the shadows without wanting to be the protagonist in his son’s sports career. It was not strange to see him on one side of the garage when the international broadcast pointed to the German’s box, although few were aware that this person was one of Sebastian Vettel’s greatest supporters.
Now, aware that his son will leave Formula 1 forever, Norbert spoke to RTL television to give his point of view on the withdrawal of the four-time world champion: “It’s a shame, but I understand. It has been a incredible journey for my son.
“The lowest point was in Austria, it was very painful for him to drive in the lower part of the classification, and that accelerated the process,” acknowledged the father of Sebastian Vettel, who had an accident with Pierre Gasly at the Red Bull event. Ring.
The Aston Martin driver touched the Frenchman and that caused him to fall to the back of the pack, something that adds to the German’s few chances of getting into the points zone in each Grand Prix weekend.
The father of the four-time champion will only attend one more test in the remainder of Vettel’s Formula 1 adventure, and it will be in a very special place for the family, since it will be at the Italian Grand Prix .
“I want to go to one more race,” Norbert explained. “It’s probably Monza, because that’s where [Sebastian Vettel] got his first Formula 1 win with Toro Rosso.
“That’s where his great career began and he became world champion four times,” said the German.
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