Sebastian Vettel doesn’t think his name will last forever. “There will most likely come a time when no one will remember me. Nothing lasts forever,” said the German 4-time world champion in Formula 1, who will say goodbye to the premier class after this season, at a press moment.
“I wouldn’t be offended if people don’t remember me. It’s not important to me.”
Less results after leaving Red Bull
35-year-old Vettel won his titles 4 years in a row – in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 – as a Red Bull driver. He has 53 Grand Prix victories to his name. After his years at Red Bull, he tried unsuccessfully to repeat his successes at Ferrari. He has been driving for Aston Martin since 2021. “I’ve always tried to be successful. Sometimes I can’t. But most of all, I’ve tried to treat people with respect and be kind. If people remember me that way, it will make me happy.”
In the last years of his career, Vettel increasingly emerged as a champion of environmentally friendly measures in Formula 1. The German is not particularly enthusiastic about his sporting achievements at Aston Martin. “It was a challenging 2 years, because the car was not as competitive as we had hoped. This year we wanted to make a significant improvement on last year, but we didn’t succeed. We are just as far as we were a year ago.” We had high hopes, but failed.”
The Formula 1 season has 4 more races: in the United States (Austin), Mexico (Mexico City), Brazil (São Paulo) and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)