Departing Sebastian Vettel Tipped To Make a Comeback After Stunning Revelation: “…Cannot Be Ruled Out”

Published 11/23/2022, 8:25 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 20, 2022 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel waves to the fans after his last Formula One race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

There’s one thing we realized after the conclusion of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. That was, that Formula 1 isn’t ready to bid farewell to Sebastian Vettel. But if Ralf Schumacher’s analysis of the whole thing is anything to go by, Formula 1 needn’t bid farewell to the 4x Champion at all.

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After 16 glorious years at the pinnacle of motorsport, Sebastian Vettel decided to hang up his racing helmet. And just like that, an era came to an end. But Formula 1 has a way to suck you right back in. Along with all F1 fans scattered across the globe, Ralf Schumacher is banking on exactly the same thing.

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While speaking about Vettel and a possible comeback, he gave his analysis. He said, “Sebastian’s comeback in Formula 1 cannot be ruled out. In Formula 1 there are many factors that lead to being fast. One of them is experience. New drivers take a long time to get to the level of Sebastian Vettel.” [translated via Google Translate]

“Accordingly, with his vast experience, Sebastian already has the chance to come back in a year or two and be among the front runners. Maybe after a year or two with the family he will have the strength to start a comeback”

As it turns out, Schumacher isn’t the only one who thinks that Sebastian Vettel will come back to the sport. His former arch nemesis, Lewis Hamilton has also predicted that the 4x Champion will have his day in the sun once again.

Lewis Hamilton banking on Sebastian Vettel F1 return

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have had one of the fiercest yet wholesome rivalries in Formula 1. And on the eve of Vettel’s last ever Grand Prix, Hamilton was in the mood to coax the German to make an eventual comeback to the sport.

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Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 Second placed Sebastian Vettel of Aston Martin and third placed Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes on the podium after the race Pool via REUTERS/Florion Goga

During the Thursday press conference at the Yas Marina Circuit, Hamilton said, “You’re probably going to come back. We’re seeing other drivers coming back. So, I’m sitting here kind of accepting… yes, it’s your last race but you’ll be back.”

“Formula 1 has a way of sucking you back in, we’ve noticed that from so many other drivers.”

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WATCH THIS STORY: “It’s Broken Me and Built Me” – Lewis Hamilton Puts Into Words the Turmoils of F1

Do you agree with Hamilton and Schumacher? Will Sebastian Vettel make a storied return to Formula 1? And if he does, will he ever win again?

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Anirban Aly Mandal

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Anirban Aly Mandal is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. In his pursuit for a Bachelor's degree in Law from Symbiosis Law School, he has written multiple academic papers centered around the domain of motorsports. Not only that, but due to his love for F1, he aims to work as a legal advisor in the most prestigious racing series in the world some day.

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