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Vettel announces his retirement from F1 at the end of the season

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sebastian Vettel, who has won four Formula One championships, will retire at the end of the season to spend more time with


BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sebastian Vettel, who has won four Formula One championships, will retire at the end of the season to spend more time with his family, the German driver announced Thursday.

Vettel won all four of his F1 titles with the Red Bull team between 2010 and 2013. His last grand prix win came at the wheel of a Ferrari in 2019.

This season, aboard his Aston Martin single-seater, he has not been able to get past 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 some more time to reflect on what I am going to focus on next; I am very clear that, being a father, I want to spend more time with my family.”