Loneliness of driving in F-1 could mean that Sebastian Vettel will retire before 30

Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel is considering stepping away from racing before he turns 30....

Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel is considering stepping away from racing before he turns 30. (REUTERS)

DEAN McNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:20 AM ET

One would think that after winning three consecutive Formula 1 world driving championships, 25-year-old Sebastian Vettel would be eyeing Michael Schumacher’s record of five in a row, or even trying to surpass his German countryman’s total of seven championshps.

The fact is, however, Vettel is instead thinking about retirement before his 30th birthday and the reason should not surprise anyone who follows F-1 even remotely close.

Vettel told the German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag this week that F-1 is a friendless place where there is little or no joy.

He said there is no room for true friends in the ultra competitive F-1 paddock.

“True friends, people you trust with everything, those do not exist in Formula 1,” Vettel said as he the Red Bull team were preparing fro this week’s Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.


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