There have been a lot of reactions concerning Sebastian Vettel and his decision to retire. It seemed that he had the quality for a few more seasons, but the German decided to put an end to everything and focus on some other things.
Vettel recently stated in an interview with the media that he is happy with his decision and that he does not regret it in any way. As a member of the racing scene for many years, it is understandable that he misses the races, but he will have to get used to life without it as time goes on.
“So far I’m doing very well with my decision. But what I miss most is the competition and the tension,” -Vettel said. “I let myself be inspired, look at a lot, collect ideas. Let’s see what ends up being a project.
Driving my old racing cars with e-fuels at Goodwood is one thing. Motorsport is my passion. It’s important to me to show that we can drive just as well and quickly with synthetic, i.e. CO2-neutral, fuel. And that already today synthetic fuels offer a solution to responsibly having fun.
A lot of people just don’t know that yet”. - he said, as quoted by crash.net
Sebastian Vettel on F1 scene
It seems that one of the reasons for his decision was that he wanted to spend more time with his children.
Initially, Vettel felt that it would be difficult to get used to F1 without him there, but he is aware of the fact that he had to say goodbye once. “After such a long time in racing, I have something like an everyday life for the first time,” -he added.
“It took me some time to get used to it. Above all, I enjoy the time with my children. It was strange at first not to be there. But I can handle it well and follow the sport with great interest”.