Gerhard Berger on Vettel: “One of the best drivers” / Formula 1

DTM boss Gerhard Berger is aware of Sebastian Vettel nicely and the former GP driver thinks extremely of the man from Heppenheim, who he want to see in DTM. But Vettel has not but determined methods to proceed.

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Sebastian Vettel will retire after the finish of the present Formula 1 season and finish his profession in the premier class. The announcement precipitated fairly a stir in the GP world, with Vettel receiving quite a bit of affection from his fellow drivers.

Today’s DTM boss Gerhard Berger is one of Vettel’s colleagues, having been workforce boss at Toro Rosso when Vettel gained his first race in 2008.

What does that say about Vettel’s resolution? “Every athlete’s profession ends sooner or later, but it surely’s at all times enjoyable whenever you resolve for your self when it is time to cease,” Berger mentioned when requested by SPEEDWEEK.com. “Sebastian Vettel can look again on an extended and profitable profession thus far – he is a four-time world champion and one of the best Formula 1 drivers on the market.”

Berger remembers the starting: “I first heard his identify from Michael Schumacher when he was about eleven years previous and driving kart races. He joined Helmut Marko’s workforce by way of BMW and Sauber and impressed from day one with maturity, velocity, dedication and dedication. . He gained his first Grand Prix underneath Franz Tost and me at Toro Rosso.”

Vettel has at all times been down-to-earth and has taken a stand on vital points outdoors of Formula 1. “I actually respect that about it,” Berger says. Therefore, he’s additionally positive that Vettel, as a result of of his assorted pursuits, is aware of what he’ll do after the finish of his profession.

In latest years, Berger has repeatedly expressed Vettel’s want to change to the DTM. And not essentially as a driver he additionally introduced the 53-time GP winner into the dialog as a accomplice.

“Of course I might be very blissful if he does not lose sight of the DTM,” mentioned Berger, “however I may nicely think about that his future shall be primarily outdoors motorsport.”

Vettel was naturally requested about his plans for the time after his Formula 1 profession in Hungary. “Honestly, I do not know what to anticipate. I do not know what’s going to occur after my Formula 1 profession is over. And of course it makes me a bit nervous. Maybe there shall be a spot after an intense profession like in the Premier Class, I do not know. How large it is going to be, I do not know if I’ll fall for it or not. But in a means it is also thrilling to know {that a} new chapter is about to start out. I’m a weirdo, so I’m wanting ahead to it.”

Can Vettel think about driving in a distinct class? “Abu Dhabi shall be my final Grand Prix. But given my age I can of course go elsewhere. I’m in tip-top form bodily. But I can’t reply that query as we speak. Today I say – this chapter is coming to an finish. I’m not saying I’m leaving Formula 1, however I’m driving elsewhere. But I can’t say as we speak how I’ll react to it.”

Hungarian GP, ​​HungaryRing

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:39:36.533 hrs
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +7.834s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +12.337
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +14.579
05. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +15.688
06. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +16.047
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +1:18.300 min
08. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, +1 lap
09. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 lap
10. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +1 lap
11. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 lap
12. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpha Tauri, +1 lap
13. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +1 lap
15. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 lap
17. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, +1 lap
18. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
19. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Alpha Tauri, +2 laps
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Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, Engine

Championship standings (after 13 of 22 races)

the driver
01. Verstappen 258 factors
02. Leclerc 178
03. Perez 173
04.Russell 158
05. Saenz 156
06.Hamilton 146
07. Norris 76
08. Okon 58
09. Bottana 46
10. Alonso 41
11. Magnussen 22
12. Ricciardo 19
13. Gasly 16
14. The Hague 16
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 5
18. Stroll 4
19. Albon 3
20. Latifi 0
21. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 431 factors
02.Ferrari 334
03.Mercedes 304
04. Alpine 99
05. McLaren 95
06. Alfa Romeo 51
07. Haas 34
08. Alpha Tauri 27
09. Aston Martin 20
10. Williams 3

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