Sometime ago, former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone revealed that Sebastian Vettel may hang up his boots soon. The German driver made his F1 debut back in 2007 for Toro Rosso and even picked up a maiden win in 2008 with them.
Since then, he has moved to Red Bull and picked up four back-to-back championships. Now, Sebastian Vettel is racing for Ferrari and has since turned up fruitless. So, Ecclestone is of the opinion that the German may call time on his F1 career. However, Sebastian Vettel rubbished such claims.
Sebastian Vettel said, “I’m not going to be in Formula 1 as long as he was, that’s for sure. But I hope I’m going to be as fit and as sharp as he is today when I’m hopefully that old.”
“I don’t know, to be honest. At the moment I feel on top of my game, I feel that I know what I’m doing. I’m very very self-critical, very ambitious and I put a lot of expectation on to myself.”
He then went on to describe what it’s like to be a racing driver, especially a Formula One driver. Sebastian Vettel confessed that he loved scrapping it out with his rivals on track.
He mused, “I love driving, I love the sensation of the speed, I love fighting with these guys so there’s a lot of things that at the moment I really like and I’ll miss so that’s why it’s not an option to quit tomorrow, I’m quite happy to race.”
“And then, yeah, I’ve got the contract but that’s a piece of paper and then we see what happens.”
Back in March, Sebastian Vettel told The Times in an interview that he felt that Formula One was “more of a show and a business than a sport”