Earlier this year, Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari announced that they would split at the end of 2020. Currently, the German is hunting for a seat, but his options are fairly limited. If he chooses to leave then Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean will miss him.
According to the Frenchman, it will be tough to drive for another team after tasting a Ferrari. Not many drivers have had much success after leaving Ferrari. Fernando Alonso is proof of that statement, as is Kimi Raikkonen and a few other notable drivers.
“I may be completely wrong,” the Frenchman told FOX Sports Asia. “Is he going to stay in Formula 1 or not … I don’t know.
“I think it’s not easy to go somewhere after Ferrari. It’s such a big name and a big team that it’s not easy to find a [team] you want to go [to after that].”
What else did Romain Grosjean say?
In addition to that, Grosjean also opened up on the challenges of restarting the season. Owing to the world-wide situation, F1 may have to go racing without the cheering crowd.
The 34-year-old is the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association director, thus the drivers’ voice. This explains why he is heavily involved in discussions on kicking off the 2020 season. According to several reports, F1 is aiming for an early July start with Austria playing host to the season opener.
Grosjean concluded, “There’s a lot of challenges but we all are hoping as well that in July, things are going to be a little bit more back to normal, and we can get back to a better life.”
Hopefully, the F1 season can finally resume and Sebastian Vettel can have a last hurrah before his next venture. The 4-time world champion is in danger of being ousted from Formula One for good, and he could potentially retire.