‘Sebastian Vettel to retire?’ has been doing the rounds ever since his Ferrari exit announcement. And now he has requested an interview with Brundle
Ever since it was confirmed Ferrari will not be continuing with Sebastian Vettel beyond this season, the transfer rumor mill has been going strong. He has been linked with just about every team in the current paddock, with no success.
Sebastian Vettel to retire?
Now, Martin Brundle has revealed Sebastian Vettel has asked for an interview on Thursday before the Hungarian Grand Prix.
“Next Thursday, I have an interview with Seb, in Hungary. He asked for that interview. I then asked him what he wants to talk about next week. He said that I could make that up, he has been very articulate lately, he said himself”.
Reports state that Vettel could very well be in the midst of a retirement announcement next week when Brundle and him get together. Brundle is currently unaware what Seb wants to talk about, but the fact that is he has requested the interview has sent fans in a frenzy.
Could this be a retirement announcement? Things don’t look that great if you are a Sebastian Vettel fan.
🍿 Sebastian Vettel has requested an interview with Martin Brundle next Thursday.
💔 I’m scared. pic.twitter.com/4MRpIxXsQZ
— Did Ferrari Win? (@DidFerrariWinF1) July 10, 2020
Four rejections in as many days
Things haven’t gone as per plan for the four-time champion. He has been ruled out of contention for 2021 by four top teams in the grid.
Firstly, it was Mercedes who virtually pulled out of the race. The German giants’ parent Dialmer confirmed that they will continue with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in 2021.
Renault followed suit on Wednesday, after they got in their legendary former driver Fernando Alonso. He will partner Esteban Ocon for the 2021 season. Alonso will replace Daniel Riccairdo, who is switching to McLaren to replace Carlos Sainz instead. Carlos Sainz, incidentally, will be taking Vettel’s seat in Ferrari after the latter leaves the Italian outfit.
Vettel’s former team Red Bull was the next to distance themselves from their former champion. Both Helmut Marko and Team Principal Christian Horner made it clear they are happy with Max Verstappen and Alex Albon.
Racing Point put the final nail in the coffin yesterday, after they confirmed during the practice session at the Red Bull Ring that they don’t have “any space in the team.”
So, after all, it might just be a ‘sebbatical’ for Vettel, with him making a return in the 2022 season instead.