Sebastian Vettel might complete a sensational return to Formula One – but not as a Red Bull driver according to Helmut Marko.
Vettel, 36, quit F1 at the end of the 2022 campaign taking after a sparkling career. The German won four world titles, with as it were Lewis Hamilton (seven), Michael Schumacher (seven) and Juan Manuel Fanigo (five) claiming more since F1 begun in 1950.
Vettel has denied to run the show out a comeback and been spotted at different motorsport occasions in later months, counting the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Whereas Red Bull’s specialized executive Marko accepts hustling isn’t ” over” for Vettel, he has ruled out the plausibility of him re-joining his group ahead of another season. Vettel won all four of his titles at Red Bull some time recently speaking to Ferrari and Aston Martin.
Marko told“I think Sebastian feels somehow without a specific task at the moment, doesn’t know exactly what he should do. He has to make a decision somewhere. I think the driver situation is not over for him yet.”
Marko may disturb Verstappen in the event that he gives Vettel a situate at Red Bull another year. Verstappen is the ruling two-time world winner and is nearly ensured to win a third title this year after 10 continuous victories, with as it were eight races cleared out.
Marko Added,“Besides Verstappen, I honestly don’t want to do that to him. And now we have contracts. They last for a relatively long time. Perez is fixed until 2024. We already have an experienced driver in Daniel Ricciardo.”
However it’ll be troublesome for Vettel to discover a situate at a best group, in spite of his noteworthy CV. Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari all have their drivers bolted in for 2024.
Marko has moreover recommended it would be insulting for Vettel to connect AlphaTauri, a group who aren’t able of reliably winning races. The Red Bull chief added: When Sebastian comes back, I think he fair needs to be in a best team and drive for victories once more.
Marko said“It is not impossible that he will come back for a top management position. We had a conversation and if he could get a position like that, it could appeal to him. That became clear during the conversation. He certainly has the potential and the personality for it, but for now let’s let him plant a few trees.”
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