Norbert and Sebastian Vettel – always side by side. There is hardly a race that Papa Norbert missed from his son. Although the Heppenheimer plays a subordinate role in the media, he is still the father of success. Now he speaks exclusively about his son’s resignation.
It is the ultimate Formula 1 hammer. Sebastian Vettel ends his career after the season. The Formula 1 world discusses: the right decision or not?
Father Norbert Vettel is divided after his son’s resignation: “It’s a shame, but I understand him. It was an incredible career for my son and the low point was Austria. It hurt him so much to drive around at the end of the field and that accelerated this thought even more,” he told RTL / ntv. In Spielberg, the 35-year-old followed the field after a collision with Pierre Gasly and was classified last.
Father Norbert, who once tore the trousers of RTL reporter Kai Ebel after winning the first title, definitely wants to experience a Vettel race live on site. “I definitely want to go back to a race and I’ll probably choose Monza because that’s where he got his first Formula 1 victory with Toro Rosso. That’s where his great career as a four-time world champion started with his first win – also in the Toro Rosso – started”.
Vettel will retire at the end of the season. The main reason: The four-time world champion wants to spend more time with his family – and used his approaching farewell for an urgent appeal.