“I’m sure I’ll be back at some point”: Sebastian Vettel believes his return to Formula 1 will be a sureshot event albeit a “weird” one
It has not even been a month since the end of the Formula 1 2022 season with a brilliant finale at Abu Dhabi, so it has not sunken in in the minds of the fans that they will not be seeing Sebastian Vettel ever again at a Formula 1 racetrack as a regular driver. The German had announced his plan for retirement earlier this year, and that set off a chain of dramatic driver exchanges between the teams as Fernando Alonso left Alpine for Aston Martin and Oscar Piastri made use of a massive loophole in his contract with Alpine to severe his ties with the French team and go for McLaren.
In the end, Alpine recruited Pierre Gasly, who decided to take up the offer even though it means he will no longer be under the Red Bull wing. Now, fans have been asking all sorts of questions regarding Sebastian Vettel’s future plans as they believe the 35-year-old still has many years to enjoy in the motorsports field. Even though he has now left F1, it is rumored that several offers from IndyCar and Formula E have lined up at his doorstep.
But noone knows for sure what will be Sebastian Vettel’s next move, but some of the fans are definitely not ruling out his return to F1 at some point. And the German even teased them saying that he will never say never to the chance of coming back to the Formula 1 racetracks, but he did admit that it would be “difficult or weird” to return to the paddocks.
Sebastian Vettel is “sure” he will be back at the F1 paddocks “to have a look”
While fans are losing their minds over whether Sebastian Vettel will return to Formula 1 in the future although he has retired from the sport already, he teased them about a comeback, saying, “I’m sure I’ll be back at some point to have a look. I love the sport, I love the people. It will be probably a difficult or weird moment to be there live and not participate. But I guess it’s coming.”
When everyone’s favorite Seb entered into the top 10 at the Abu Dhabi Qualifying, Fernando Alonso had vowed that he will make sure the veteran finishes in the points and his race is not compromised by any crashes. In the end, even though Alonso himself had a DNF, Sebastian Vettel ended the race with a P10 finish and bade an emotional goodbye to the sport he has spent more than 15 years in.