Sports Desk, Jul 28 (EFE).- Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel is to retire from the sport at the end of the season, the German racing driver said Thursday.
“I have had the privilege of working with many fantastic people in Formula One over the past 15 years – there are far too many to mention and thank,” he said in a statement issued via his current team, Aston Martin.
“Over the past two years I have been an Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team driver – and, although our results have not been as good as we had hoped, it is very clear to me that everything is being put together that a team needs to race at the very highest level for years to come.”
Vettel, 35, has won 53 Grand Prix, placing him in third on the all-time race winner table behind Michael Schumacher, with 91, and Lewis Hamilton, with 103.
He started out in F1 with BMW Sauber, before moving on to Toro Rosso and then Red Bull, where he won his four world titles. He raced for Ferrari between 2015-2020, before joining Aston Martin in 2021.EFE