Helmut Marko on Vettel: “The right choice” / Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel final week confirmed his Formula 1 departure after the present season. His former colleague Dr. Helmut Marko thinks that is the right transfer, as he emphasizes.


When Sebastian Vettel made his first GP look at Indianapolis in 2007 and scored factors, the German signaled that he had a powerful Formula 1 profession forward of him. With 4 title crowns and 53 GP victories, Heppenheimer nonetheless exceeded expectations. However, it has been a while since his most up-to-date GP victory: in Singapore in 2019 he took his final win within the premier class in a Ferrari.

Since then, nevertheless, the previous Red Bull Racing long-term winner, who took the general victory from 2010 to 2013, has needed to accept 4 podium finishes. In 2019 he took second place in Japan and Mexico, a 12 months later he was third on the rostrum in Istanbul and in 2021 he took second place in Baku.

The identical 12 months he repeated the feat in Hungary, however was disqualified after the race as a result of the prescribed quantity of petrol couldn’t be taken from his Aston Martin racer for gas testing. Even extra painful was the lack of a win in Canada within the 2019 season, when a 5-second penalty dropped him again to second place after crossing the end line first.

But looking back, these few disappointing moments in his profession do not matter, the various highlights that he was in a position to set far outweigh them. So it is no shock that Vettel’s choice to show his again on the GP circus was a troublesome one. “The choice was troublesome and I considered it for a very long time,” he stated in his shifting farewell announcement on Instagram.

Is it Red Bull Motorsport Consultant Dr. Four-time champion Helmut Marko made the right choice. An extended-time colleague of Vettel stated on “Sky” concerning the resignation: “I assumed the speech during which he introduced his resignation exhibits that his pursuits at the moment are entering into a distinct route. And in fact you even have to contemplate that he has a aggressive There isn’t any cockpit and he most likely would not have gotten one. So the choice is completely right.”

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
Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, Engine

Championship standings (after 13 of twenty-two races)

the driving force
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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