Vettel made the announcement in an Instagram video posted Thursday.
Four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel announced Thursday that he will be retiring from F1 at the end of the 2022 season.
“I love this sport,” Vettel said in an Instagram video posted Thursday. “It has been central to my life since I can remember. But as much as there is life on track, there is my life off track too. Being a racing driver has never been my sole identity. I very much believe in identity by who we are and how we treat overs rather than what we do.”
“I have grown other interests outside Formula One,” Vettel said. “
Committing to my passion the way I did and the way I think it is right, does no longer go side by side with my wish to be a great father and husband.”
Vettel, who’s been driving for Aston Martin since 2021, started in F1 in 2007 with Red Bull and moved to Ferrari in 2015.