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F1, Racing World React to Sebastian Vettel Retirement

Earlier Thursday, July 28, Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement from Formula 1, bringing the four-time World Driver’s Champion’s career to a close after 15 full-time seasons.

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Sebastian Vettel Retiring at End of 2022 Season

The youngest F1 champion in history, Vettel will end his career tied with Alain Prost in number of total championships and has only been eclipsed by Juan Manuel Fangio with five, career rival Lewis Hamilton with seven, and hero/later mentor Michael Schumacher also with seven. He has currently achieved 53 race victories (third all time), 57 poles (fourth all time), and 122 podium finishes (third of all time) in his 290 race career.

Vettel has also made headlines with his support of various causes, whether it be bees, condemning human rights abuses, supporting the LGBTQ+ community, protesting racial injustice, and promoting various climate based initiatives/concerns.

Many in the motorsports community paid tribute to the German driver throughout the day on social media.

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Michael has watched NASCAR for 20 years and regularly covered the sport from 2013-2021. He moved on to Formula 1, IndyCar, and SRX coverage for the site, while still putting a toe in the water from time-to-time back into the NASCAR pool.

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