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Sebastian Vettel announced that he is retiring from F1

The four-time champion of the Formula One Sebastian Vettel he will retire at the end of the season to spend more time with his family, the German d


The four-time champion of the Formula One Sebastian Vettel he will retire at the end of the season to spend more time with his family, the German driver said on Thursday.

Vettel won all four of his titles F1 between 2010 and 2013 with the team Red Bull. His last victory in a race came with Ferraris in 2019.

this season with Aston-Martinhas been largely unsuccessful with a best finish of sixth place.

“The decision to retire has been a difficult one to make and I have spent a lot of time thinking about it,” Vettel said. “At the end of the year I want to take more time to reflect on what I will focus on next; I am very clear that, being a father, I want to spend more time with my family.”

Vettel won 53 races, the third-highest total in the F1 in back of Lewis Hamilton (103) and Michael Schumacher (91). He won an F1 record 13 races in 2013.

Vettel became the youngest world champion at age 23 in 2010 and later became the third driver to win four consecutive championships, after the majors of F1 Juan Miguel Fangio and Michael Schumacher. the pilot of Mercedes, Lewis Hamiltonjoined them ever since.

“I love this sport. It has been central to my life for as long as I can remember.” Vettel in his Instagram video. “But just as there is life on the road, there is also my life off the road. Being a racing driver has never been my only identity.”

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