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MOTORSPORTS | Apr 04

Should Sebastian Vettel Come Back From Retirement?

Just 2 Years After Retiring, 4th Time World Champion May Be Back to F1

Should Sebastian Vettel Come Back From Retirement?
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A Legend on the Market 🏆

“I have some projects and ideas together with F1…” -Vettel

The F1 rumors mill is churning faster than a pit stop crew. Sebastian Vettel, the legend himself, might be coming back!

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Remember how the four-time champ hung up his helmet in 2022 after a whopping 16 seasons? Well, it seems the racing bug might still be biting him. Whispers of a comeback are swirling around the F1 paddock, and let’s just say, everyone’s ears are perked up! Wouldn’t it be epic to see Vettel back on the grid, battling it out with the new generation of drivers for the 2025 F1 schedule?

 

The Legend’s Potential Comeback Sparks Excitement

F1 news has it that Vettel has been in talks with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, who just happens to have a vacant seat for the 2025 season following Lewis Hamilton’s departure to Ferrari. With Vettel’s wealth of experience and proven ability to fight at the top of the grid, he could be the perfect fit for the Silver Arrows.


While Vettel initially hung up his helmet to focus on family life, the allure of the racetrack is too strong to resist. As they say, it’s hard to stay away once you get a taste of the adrenaline rush. In a recent interview, Vettel hinted at his desire to reignite the competitive fire that still burns within him. After all, racing is like a drug for these drivers, and Vettel is no exception.


He said: “I’ve had conversations with him (Wolff), not really about the seat. We did speak about the whole situation in short as well.

But I did speak to others as well because I’m still keeping in touch every now and then. I have some projects and ideas together with F1. We’ll see if they will turn out or not.”

Word on the street is that Red Bull might even be in the mix for this comeback! Team boss Christian Horner is supposedly weighing his options, especially with whispers of Max Verstappen leaving and Checo Perez’s contract renewal up in the air.

 

Paddock Buzzing With Vettel Comeback Rumors

But it’s not just Vettel who’s eager for a return to the fast lane. Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time champion himself, has expressed his excitement at the prospect of seeing Vettel back on the grid. With Hamilton making the move to Ferrari, he’s leaving big shoes to fill at Mercedes, and he believes Vettel could be the perfect candidate to carry on the team’s legacy.


Of course, the decision ultimately lies in the hands of the team principals, who are weighing their options carefully. With names like Carlos Sainz and Alex Albon also in the mix, it’s anyone’s guess who will snag the coveted seat alongside Mercedes’ rising star, George Russell. But one thing’s for sure – the return of Vettel would certainly add an extra layer of excitement to the upcoming season.

As for Vettel himself, he’s keeping his cards close to his chest, acknowledging that while he misses the thrill of competition, life outside of F1 has its own charms. But who knows what the future holds? As Vettel puts it, “You never know where life is taking you.

 

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