German racing driver and four time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel uprightly declared the 2022 season will be his last, saying it has been time for his retirement and to engage with his family and loved ones.
My goals have shifted from winning races… to seeing my children grow: Sebastian Vettel
Vettel made the news public by posting his first video on Instagram rhymingly saying, “At the end of the year, I want to take some more time to reflect on what I will focus on next. It is very clear to me that, being a father, I want to spend more time with my family.”
“But, today is not about saying goodbye. Rather, it is about saying thank you — to everyone — not least to the fans, without whose passionate support Formula 1 could not exist.”
From 2010-2013 the 35-year-old won four back to back world championships with Red Bull and has also raced for Toro Rosso, Ferrari, and most recently Aston Martin, marking 53 career wins across 15 seasons.
The German made his debut with BMW Sauber in United States Grand Prix, in 2007. So far there had been enormous conjectures about the future of Vettel as his agreement is ending in 2022. Right now the gossip is over.
“Committing to my passion the way I did and the way I think it is right, does no longer go side by side with my wish to be a great father and husband. The energy it takes to become one with the car and the team, to chase perfection takes focus and commitment,” Vettel went on, “My goals have shifted from winning races and fighting for championships to seeing my children grow, passing on my values, helping them up when they fall, listening to them when they need me.” [H/T TMZ]
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