Helmut Marko, motorsport advisor to Red Bull F1, believes that Sebastian Vettel could return to F1 as a driver or team principal after retiring from F1.
Four-time F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel will make his 299th and final F1 start at the 2022 Abu Dhabi F1 GP, with 57 pole positions (4th all-time) and 53 wins (3rd all-time time), who ended an illustrious F1 career with 122 podiums (3rd all time).
It was a long and emotional farewell weekend as Sebastian Vettel’s father, Norbert Vettel, accompanied him to the garage in the final race to display the racing suit and helmet from when he raced in a kart for the first time .
Sebastian Vettel finished the last F1 race in 10th place, but Helmut Marko, who oversaw the Red Bull F1 driver program and brought the then-teenager Sebastian Vettel to the grid some 15 years ago, Aston Martin think they botched their strategy in Vettel’s farewell race and missed out on 6th place in the Constructors’ World Championship.
“It’s a strategic disaster,” said Helmut Maruo, blaming Aston Martin for being behind Alfa Romeo in the Constructors’ final standings.
“They (Aston Martin) lost $12 million.”
Ultimately, however, the 2022 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix will be remembered as the last grand prix weekend for Sebastian Vettel to celebrate so much. At least for now.
“We can all see what kind of character he left here and what kind of mark he left,” Helmut Marko told Servus TV.
“But it’s a voluntary decision on his part and I’m sure whatever he does in the future will satisfy him.”
“It would not be out of the question for him to return to senior management.
I also believe that the possibility of Helmut Vettel returning as a driver cannot be denied.
“Now let him plant some trees. Then we’ll see what happens.”
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