Sebastian Vettel to take up management role in Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel to take up management role in Formula 1

After 16 seasons, Vettel announced his retirement in November last year, a sport he entered in 2007.

He bowed out with four world titles, with Red Bull, and 122 finishes on the podium, which include 53 wins. His last win came in 2019 in Singapore when he was with Ferrari, where he spent six seasons.

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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner, who worked with Vettel during his title-winning years, said:

“He’s a great people person. He understands the value of people and the contribution that they make to success.

He added:

“And I think he’s turned into somewhat of a driver counsellor in the last couple of years as well. So, it really depends what he wishes to apply himself to.

“He’s one of those guys that’s annoyingly good at anything he chooses to do. So I’m sure if he chose that path he would be very good at it.”

Christian Horner and Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack who worked as chief race engineer for BMW Sauber when Vettel made his F1 debut with the team said Vettel has the personality and the skill to take up any management role in the sport.

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“I don’t know if he wants to do that. But I think he has the personality and all the skill… [that] I think the ones that are needed to do that. So I think he could be a good one, yeah.”

Whether Vettel will consider a return to the Formula 1 still remains a mystery.