‘Danke, Seb’ – Charles Leclerc has paid tribute to his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel with a special race helmet for his last race with the team in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel will bid farewell to Ferrari today, after six eventful years with the Italian team. And to mark the occasion, teammate Charles Leclerc has a special race helmet with the words ‘Danke, Seb’. Leclerc spoke about the support he has received from the four-time world champion and what a “great guy” he is, speaking to Motorsport.com
New helmet for the last race of the season.
Danke Seb ! Let’s make this last race a good one 🔥 pic.twitter.com/kaiubOlmgn
— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) December 11, 2020
“Seb has given so much to the team, which will benefit me indirectly because I’ve got a long contract with the team. And most of all, as soon as I arrived on the team, he welcomed me in the best way possible. Sure, there was some competition, but as a human being, he is a great guy. So, I just wanted to show him my respect that way and I know he liked it.”
Volume 🔉🔉 2015 – 2020 🥰#GrazieSeb for always being you 😊
Here’s to your final race with us 🏁
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) December 13, 2020
Sebastian Vettel: It will be emotional
Sebastian Vettel called his time at Ferrari a failure, despite leaving as their third-most successful driver in terms of race wins. He wants to leave on a high in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix before he makes the move to Aston Martin. It is going to be an extremely emotional race for the German who wanted to emulate his idol and compatriot Michael Schumacher and win a title with Ferrari.
“I think it will be special since it is the last one. I want to enjoy this race and feel very close to the people in the garage, the mechanics, the engineers, everyone. It will be very emotional.”