Sebastian Vettel, the four-times world champion, had signed off his legendary F1 career with a tenth-spot finish in Abu Dhabi GP on Sunday. Vettel’s final races was branded with a number of ways, as seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton also had picked up the tab for 20 drivers to bid farewell to the 35-year-old German earlier this week.
Aside from that, Vettel has been provided a guard of honour by other drivers before the race.
Vettel says he feels empty after final race
Meanwhile, speaking in an interview after the race, Vettel said, “I feel a bit empty, to be honest, it's been a big weekend.
It was a bit of a different warm-up today to get into the race, but once the lights go off it's full-on race mode. Obviously, we didn't go for maybe the best strategy, so it was a shame because I think we could have turned the constructors' championship around for us.
But overall, obviously a big day and a big thank you to all the support, so many flags, so many smiling faces which has been very, very special. I'm sure I'm going to miss more than I understand right now”. If truth is to be spoken, Vettel made his retirement announcement back in July this year, while he was quoted as saying that he wants to spend more time with his family and other charitable activities.
Nonetheless, in an interview with a media outlet a couple of weeks earlier, Vettel who won straight four drivers’ championship title between 2010 to 2013, said that he couldn’t rule out the possibilities of a return into the Formula 1.