Sebastian Vettel retirement rumours fuelled after Australian GP – ‘never win again’

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SEBASTIAN VETTEL has had a torrid begin to the brand new season after lacking the primary two races and crashing out in Australia.

Sebastian Vettel sits in Aston Martin Method One automobile

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Sebastian Vettel “ought to retire” from F1 as he’ll “by no means win once more”, in keeping with ex F1 crew boss Giancarlo Minardi. He added Vettel has a “lot of cash” and “gained titles” and so ought to quit on his present F1 drive.

Vettel has had a troublesome begin to the brand new season with a nightmare set of circumstances working towards him. The four-time champion caught coronavirus and was compelled to overlook races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

He made his F1 return final week however suffered a collection of points which left him with little or no observe time. The 34-year-old’s automobile broke down in first observe on Friday which compelled him to overlook many of the day’s on-track working.

He then crashed in FP3 and was knocked out in Q1 earlier than crashing once more within the race.

Talking to Corriere della Serra, Minardi stated: “He was unfortunate to have missed two Grands Prix due to Covid. However he ought to retire. He has some huge cash, he has gained titles and he won’t ever win once more.”

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Sebastian Vettel retirement rumours fuelled after Australian GP - 'never win again'

Sebastian Vettel retiremeny rumours have been fuelled after a disastrous weekend (Picture: Getty)

A number of pundits have claimed Vettel might be on the verge of an F1 exit. Timo Glock advised Sky Germany that it was seemingly Vettel would “lose his endurance” in some unspecified time in the future as he is aware of how lengthy it may take to repair.

Paul di Resta additionally warned Vettel seemed “disinterested” over the Melbourne race weekend.

He stated: “He simply seems to be disinterested, I don’t know that’s the impression I get. I’ve recognized Seb for a very long time. we have been team-mates in 2006 and that’s not the physique language once you get the perfect out of him.”

Vettel seemed on the verge of F1 retirement on the finish of the 2020 season when his Ferrari deal was not renewed.

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Sebastian Vettel retirement rumours fuelled after Australian GP - 'never win again'

Vettel crashed a number of occasions final weekend (Picture: Getty)

Nevertheless, he determined to signal a cope with Aston Martin who had been aggressive underneath its Racing Level guise all through that season. Crew principal Mile Krack has defended his driver, claiming there have been no points with Vettel.

He stated: “All the pieces is okay with Seb [Vettel]. The truth that a driver like him, a four-time world champion, has so many issues over a weekend has nothing to do along with his driving efficiency. It’s not regular when a driver of his calibre is off the observe so usually over a weekend.

“It has nothing to do with lacking two races. He’s gained a number of occasions in Melbourne. He is aware of the place to go round right here. It could be too straightforward accountable the efficiency on the two-race break.”

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