Since Sebastian Vettel announced that he would end his career in Formula 1, there has been much speculation about his future. A fellow racing driver has now opened another door for the four-time world champion.
As the IndyCar driver Graham Rahal emphasized to “The Race”, there is always a cockpit available for the German racing driver in the US series, provided Vettel wants it. “I’m sure we’ll find a way to get there,” said the six-time Grand Prix winner optimistically.
Rahal even offered the Aston Martin driver a car in his own racing team. “There is a home for him here. We are already preparing to bring a fourth car to the start in the future,” emphasized the American, who drives for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The team was originally founded by his father.
Rahal also brought a part-time job for the Heppenheimer into play. The 33-year-old is certain that the change of scenery to the USA would be just the right thing for Vettel.
“A guy like him is a racer. I’m sure he doesn’t enjoy being tenth all the time,” he said and continued: “I think Seb would find that IndyCar is a much more relaxed environment, but certainly also a lot more competitive.”
Will Vettel stay in Formula 1?
After the Miami Grand Prix, Rahal offered Vettel a test for his team. The former Red Bull driver had criticized the artificial track in Florida at the time and emphasized that there were nicer tracks in the USA with more motorsport history.
At least in Miami, Vettel will no longer drive. However, he undoubtedly caused a big surprise when he announced his retirement after the Hungarian GP. He is still keeping an open mind about how things will continue for him after the end of the season. It is still unclear whether he wants to continue racing.
According to “Sport Bild”, F1 boss Stefano Domenicali is said to have already offered him a job in the management of the racing series. There is speculation that Vettel could take care of sustainability issues there. Most recently, he had repeatedly campaigned for environmental issues.