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Why is Sebastian Vettel retiring from F1?

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Why is Sebastian Vettel retiring from F1?

Why is Sebastian Vettel retiring from F1?

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel has announced that he will retire from the sport in 2022.

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The German driver, who won the Drivers’ Championship with Red Bull in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, made the announcement using the first post on his new official Instagram page, leaving fans and the media alike. surprised.

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On the social media page set up in the early hours of July 28, it had more than 950,000 followers around 12:00. BST, Vettel gave a number of reasons why he thought it was the right time to quit the sport, which he “loves” and “has been [my] life for as long as I can remember. core”.

Sporting News investigates why Vettel chose to retire this year and his record in F1.

Why did Sebastian Vettel retire from F1?

Although he is now 35 years old, many in the F1 world would not have expected Vettel to announce his retirement.

With Aston Martin still under contract until the end of the 2022 season, rumours are swirling about an imminent move to another team. In fact, just last week, reports surfaced that a move to McLaren was gaining traction in the 2022 offseason.

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In a video on his Instagram page, Vettel first confirmed that he would retire “at the end of the 2022 season”.

He continued: “I love the sport. He’s been at the center of my life for as long as I can remember. But just as there’s life on the track, there’s my life off the track. Neither is my only identity.

“I firmly believe that identities are determined by who we are and how we treat others, not by what we do.

“Who am I? I’m Sebastian, father of three, and husband of a wonderful woman. I’m curious and easily fascinated by passionate or talented people. I’m obsessed with perfection. I’m very Tolerance, believing that we all have the same right to live, no matter what we look like, where we come from or who we love.

“I love being outdoors, I love nature and its wonders. I’m stubborn and impatient. I’m really annoying. I love making people laugh. I love the taste of chocolate and fresh bread. My favourite colour is blue color.

“I believe in change and progress and every little bit makes a difference. I’m an optimist and believe that people are good people.

“In addition to racing, I have raised a family and I love being with them. I have developed other interests outside of Formula 1. My passion for racing and Formula 1 comes with them spending a lot of time and effort .

“Following my passion and the way I see fit no longer matches my desire to be a great father and husband. The energy needed to be one with the car and the team, and the pursuit of perfection requires focus and commitment. My goals have gone from Winning games and competing for championships has evolved into seeing my kids grow, sharing my values, helping them when they fall, listening to them when they need me, not having to say goodbye, and most importantly, learning from them to be able and received their inspiration.

“Children are our future. Also, I feel like there is a lot to discover and learn about life and about myself.”

Vettel has previously admitted that the climate crisis has made him skeptical about continuing to race in Formula One, saying: “Of course, when I get out of the car, I also think: ‘Is this what we should be doing, traveling the world and a waste of resource? ‘”

He said in his Instagram announcement that he “learned to let go of the problems that need to be addressed in the sport.”

“I feel like we’re living in a very pivotal time in how we’re going to shape our lives over the next few years,” he said.

“My passions are tied to certain aspects that I have learned to hate. They can be addressed in the future, but the will to make that change must become stronger and lead to action today.

“Talking isn’t enough, we can’t wait. There’s no other choice. The game is on. My best game? It’s not here yet. I believe in moving forward and moving on. Time is a two-way street and I want to be with the time. Going forward, looking back will only slow you down.

“I’m looking forward to driving on unfamiliar tracks and looking for new challenges. The traces I left on the track will remain until time and rain wash them away. The new will be left behind. Tomorrow belongs to those who shape today. The next curve is in good hands because the next generation has already been handed in.

“I think there’s still a race to win. Bye, thank you for letting me share the route with you. I love every part of it.”

Sebastian Vettel F1 career: titles, victories, records
One of the greatest drivers in Formula 1 history, Vettel has won the World Drivers’ Championship four times.

Those victories came in consecutive years, from 2010 to 2013, while driving for Red Bull Racing, which dominated the sport at the start of the past decade.

His four world championship titles are tied with Alain Prost and he is fourth on the list of most championships won by a driver in F1 history. Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher led the group with seven titles each, while Juan Manuel Fangio won five in the 1950s.

Vettel is also third with 122 podiums behind Hamilton with 187 and Michael Schumacher with 155.

In terms of race wins, Vettel is third on the F1 all-time list with 53 Grand Prix victories. His first was driving for the Scuderia Toro Rosso at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix.

In 2010, at 23 years and 134 days, Vettel became the youngest ever world champion driver. This smashed Hamilton’s previous record, when the British driver claimed his first title in 2008.

Vettel is also the youngest two-time and three-time world champion thanks to his other victories in 2011 and 2012.

The German also holds the record for most wins in a season — he shares 13 with compatriot Michael Schumacher — and the most podium finishes in 2011 with 17.

During that impressive 2013 season, when he won 13 races, Vettel won nine in a row, another Formula 1 record, while remaining the youngest in the sport’s history pole position player.

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying: Max Verstappen beats Sergio Perez to final F1 2022

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Qualificação para o Grande Prêmio de Abu Dhabi: Max Verstappen vence Sergio Perez e chega à final da F1 2022

Qualificação para o Grande Prêmio de Abu Dhabi: Max Verstappen vence Sergio Perez e chega à final da F1 2022

 

Verstappen will be ahead of Ferrari teammates Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc at the end of a one-hour qualifying session, which will be split into three parts with five cars each in Q1 and Q2. Retired ahead of the top 10 shootout in Q3.

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying results: Verstappen leads Perez to pole

Cla   Nº   Condutor   Carro / Motor   Tempo   Atraso
[s]  
 Atraso
[%]  
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’23.824
2 11  Sérgio Pérez Red Bull 1’24.052 0,228 0,272
3 16  Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’24.092 0,268 0,320
4 55  Carlos Sainz  Jr. Ferrari 1’24.242 0,418 0,499
5 44  Lewis hamilton Mercedes 1’24.508 0,684 0,816
6 63  George Russel Mercedes 1’24.511 0,687 0,820
7 Lando Norris McLaren /Mercedes 1’24.769 0.945 1.127
8 31  Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1’24.830 1.006 1.200
9 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’24.961 1.137 1.356
10 14  Fernando Alonso Alpine/Renault 1’25.096 1.272 1.517
11 22  Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Red Bull 1’25.219 1.395 1.664
12 47  Mick Schumacher Haas/Ferrari 1’25.225 1.401 1.671
13 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren/Mercedes 1’25.045 1.221 1.457
3-place penalty for causing a collision with Kevin Magnussen in the previous race
14 18  Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’25.359 1.535 1.831
15 24  Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’25.408 1.584 1.890
16 20  Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1’25.834 2.010 2.398
17 10  Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri/Red Bull 1’25.859 2.035 2.428
18 77  Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’25.892 2.068 2.467
19 23  Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1’26.028 2.204 2.629
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 1’26.054 2.230 2.660

What happened in Q1 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

Perez set the early pace at 1m24.820s before Verstappen took over with 1m24.754s by 0.066s in P1.

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Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz was third, three tenths slower than her but a tenth ahead of teammate Leclerc.

Brazilian Grand Prix poleman Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) and the Williams duo of Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi failed in the first column.

What happened in Q2 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

Leclerc set an initial pace of 1m 25.345s before Sainz beat him by three tenths.

Verstappen took P1 with 1m24.862s, but Perez then took the lead with 1m24.419s, four tenths ahead of everyone else. Hamilton had the best performance after the first heat round, 0.355 seconds behind P2 with a time of 1:24.774 minutes.

In the last few races, Leclerc was second with a time of 1m 24.517s, with Sainz third – tenth behind.

Out at this point are Fernando Alonso (Alpine), Yuki Kakuda (AlphaTauri), Mick Schumacher (last qualifying race at Haas), Lance Stroll (AS Martin) and Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo).

Abu Dhabi GP Q2 results: Perez fastest on Leclerc

Cla   Nº   Driver   Car / Engine   Time   Delay   Delay %   Laps   km/h 
11  Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1’24.419 6 225.205
16  Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’24.517 0.098 0.116 6 224.944
55  Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1’24.521 0.102 0.121 6 224.933
Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’24.622 0.203 0.240 6 224.664
44  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’24.774 0.355 0.421 9 224.262
Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1’24.903 0.484 0.573 6 223.921
63  George Russell Mercedes 1’24.940 0.521 0.617 8 223.823
Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’24.974 0.555 0.657 6 223.734
31  Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1’25.007 0.588 0.697 6 223.647
10  Daniel Ricciardo McLaren/Mercedes 1’25.068 0.649 0.769 6 223.487
11  14  Fernando Alonso Alpine/Renault 1’25.096 0.677 0.802 6 223.413
12  22  Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Red Bull 1’25.219 0.800 0.948 6 223.091
13  47  Mick Schumacher Haas/Ferrari 1’25.225 0.806 0.955 6 223.075
14  18  Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’25.359 0.940 1.113 6 222.725
15  24  Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’25.408 0.989 1.172 6 222.597

What happened in Q3 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

In the early heats, Sainz took provisional pole position with a time of 1m 24.281s, ahead of Perez (who did well in the final corner) and Leclerc. Verstappen then took the lead with a lap time of 1:23.988 minutes, almost three-tenths ahead of everyone else.

In the final preliminaries, Verstappen improved to 1 meter 23.824 seconds, and Perez was in the front row with 1 meter 24.052 seconds, and the latter was 0.228 seconds slower. Leclerc finished third with a time of 1m 24.092s, beating Sainz who did not improve on the final lap. Hamilton jumped to fifth with a time of 1:24.508.

George Russell will start from sixth on the grid, ahead of Lando Norris (McLaren), Esteban Ocon (Alpine), Sebastian Vettel (who was at Aston Ninth in Martin’s last Grand Prix) and Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren, due to Magnussen clash). at Interlagos).

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Q3 results: Verstappen takes pole

Cla   Nº   Driver   Car / Engine   Time   Delay   Delay %   Laps   km/h 
Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’23.824 6 226.803
11  Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1’24.052 0.228 0.272 6 226.188
16  Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’24.092 0.268 0.320 6 226.080
55  Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1’24.242 0.418 0.499 6 225.678
44  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’24.508 0.684 0.816 6 224.968
63  George Russell Mercedes 1’24.511 0.687 0.820 6 224.960
Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1’24.769 0.945 1.127 5 224.275
31  Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1’24.830 1.006 1.200 6 224.114
Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’24.961 1.137 1.356 3 223.768
10  Daniel Ricciardo McLaren/Mercedes 1’25.045 1.221 1.457 3 223.547

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Verstappen starts well and wins Italian GP with safety car on track

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Verstappen starts well and wins Italian GP with safety car on track

With a superb start and an efficient strategy to take the lead on lap 34 of 53 and not let go again, Max Verstappen (Red Bull) won the Italian GP on Sunday morning (11) and increased his advantage at the top of the Formula 1 standings. Pole position Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) was second and George Russell (Mercedes) completed the podium in Monza.

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Four drivers dropped out, most notably Daniel Ricciardo with five laps to go. The safety car was called, all the cars at the front went into the pits, but the delay to get McLaren off the track prevented the final stretch of the race from being exciting. Verstappen won his 11th race of the season under a yellow flag, the safety car only coming out for him to cross the line.

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Formula One now stops for three weeks. The next round is scheduled for October 2 at 9am in Singapore, and Verstappen can be champion in this race.

See the Italian GP standings:

1st – Max Verstappen (HOL/Red Bull)
2nd – Charles Leclerc (MON/Ferrari)
3rd – George Russell (ING/Mercedes)
4th – Carlos Sainz (ESP/Ferrari)
5th – Lewis Hamilton (ING/Mercedes)
6th – Sergio Perez (MEX/Red Bull)
7th – Lando Norris (ING/McLaren)
8th – Pierre Gasly (FRA/AlphaTauri)
9th – Nyck de Vries (HOL/Williams)
10th – Guanyu Zhou (CHN/Alfa Romeo)
11th – Esteban Ocon (FRA/Alpine)
12th – Mick Schumacher (GER/Haas)
13th – Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Alfa Romeo)
14th – Yuki Tsunoda (JAP/AlphaTauri)
15th – Nicholas Latifi (CAN/Willians)
16th – Kevin Magnussen (DIN/Haas)
Did not complete – Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/McLaren)
Did not complete – Lance Stroll (CAN/Aston Martin)
Missing out – Fernando Alonso (ESP/Alpine)
Did not complete – Sebastian Vettel (GER/Aston Martin).

Russell threatens at the start

If Leclerc had faltered at the start, he would have been overtaken by George Russell. The Briton got off to a good start and even switched sides to try and squeeze past his Monaco-born opponent. Leclerc held the lead and Russell complained of being pushed at the chicane of the first corner, as he had to go over the barriers and lost steam in the fight. No penalty was called.

Verstappen flies and thinks

Seventh at the start because of a punishment, Verstappen gained positions in the very first seconds of the race. Lando Norris, who was third, had a slow reaction at the start and was one of those responsible for giving up position to the Dutchman. With faster laps stacked up, the Red Bull driver decided to attack George Russell’s second place on lap five and with a beautiful maneuver put him aside and passed with great pace. After that the thinking was strategic: no desperation, wait for the best moment to attack Leclerc.

Impressive Sainz

The Spaniard’s race generated heated reactions from the stands at Monza for the great number of overtaking passes in a great performance of his Ferrari. Sainz started 18th because of punishments, and even though he was not used to the back of the grid, he managed to gain an impressive 14 positions in 14 laps to reach fourth place. The overtake on Daniel Ricciardo that yielded precisely this position was one of the most exciting, because the Australian was trying at the same time to pass Charles Leclerc, but took the worst even to defend his position.

Hamilton vs. Alonso

The duel between world champions had a new chapter in the Italian GP. Fernando Alonso played hard to defend his position over many laps, but was unable to hold off a great maneuver by the Briton on lap 27 for sixth place. Unfortunately for Alonso, his Alpine had a problem on lap 33 and he was the second to retire.

At about the same time, Hamilton went into the pits for the first time and changed his tires to soft. He came back in 12th place, but made an incredible climb up the order to stabilize in sixth. The most impressive overtake was a double overtake on Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly for seventh place. Soon after, Ricciardo was also left behind.

Anticlimax on the final straight

Around lap 45, Leclerc averaged 0s5 faster than Verstappen, but the mark didn’t seem enough for a surprise on the final straight. But then the unpredictable happened: with five laps to go, Daniel Ricciardo lost his engine and had to abandon the race, which forced the safety car and could have added excitement to the final stretch. All the race leaders went into the pits to change tires, but Ricciardo’s McLaren stayed on track for a long time because of dangers in removing the car, and the race ended under a yellow flag.

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McLaren news: ‘Good skeleton’ in A522 helps Alpine one step ahead of McLaren

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McLaren news: ‘Good skeleton’ in A522 helps Alpine one step ahead of McLaren

Alpine insists their recent victory over McLaren is largely down to the strong “skeleton” and backbone of their car.

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Until the end of the season, the fierce battle for fourth place in the constructors’ championship could turn into a one-sided battle for Alpine.

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With two regular points from Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, France are already 24 points ahead of McLaren – just like this season, with Lando Norris taking all the heavy lifting and Daniel Rie Cardo continued to struggle.

But aside from the drivers, Alpine thinks there’s a lot in the A522 car that allows them to take home an advantage against McLaren.

“We’ve been working hard for years before these regulations started to apply new technology to our cars,” said Alpine’s technical director Matt Harman, as quoted by Motorsport.com.

“It gave us a very strong backbone, a good car frame. There’s very effective technology out there.

“This allows us to focus on our aerodynamic requirements and our mechanical performance characteristics to ensure we can make progress, so we’re in a good position at the moment.”

Focusing on aerodynamics from the start leaves a lot of room for improvement, Harman said.

“The original intention of our car this year was that we just wanted to make sure it was aero,” he said. “It’s about making sure every aspect of the car supports or facilitates air flow. We did that.

“Every technology we put into the car is designed to ensure that we give our aerodynamicists the best possible opportunity to express themselves.

“And I think you can see that there’s nothing holding us back as aerodynamicists. What’s limiting us at the moment is just our own ideas. So that’s an important idea, and I think it’s going to keep us going.”

Alpine sporting director Alan Perlman believes the working harmony between the team’s bases in England and France has also improved.

“Matt really spent a lot of time at Viry (Renault’s F1 engine base) and worked closely with these people,” said Permane.

“On the track we’ve always had a good relationship with them. I suspect in the distant past we might have felt guilty for being two teams, or they said it was the drive unit. It’s not like that anymore.

“It wasn’t designed by Enstone at all. But it was designed in collaboration with them, of course in terms of construction, where the parts are going, etc., so it’s a very strong relationship.”

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