During a chat with select media groups at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Vettel shed some light on his recent activities:
“I’ve been to Monaco earlier this year. Had a meeting, a very good meeting with Stefano [Domenicali]. You know, other than obviously the cars directly polluting, F1 has a huge responsibility because it’s a very big event. A lot of people attend. I think you had around 500,000 people at the British Grand Prix last weekend.
“So there’s a lot more to it than just the cars, but obviously the cars is [huge], everybody sees them and it’s important that it’s headed in the right direction. But, I’m talking and I have some ideas and obviously we’ll see what the future brings.”
An avid advocate for eco-friendliness in motorsports, Vettel’s involvement in discussions with Domenicali aligns with F1’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. While he keeps the details of his potential return under wraps, fans are hopeful to see this iconic driver back on the track soon.
Vettel bid adieu to the racing world at the end of the 2022 season after a rich career spanning several teams. Starting as a rookie in 2007 with Toro Rosso (now AlphaTauri), he quickly rose to Red Bull in 2009, clinching four consecutive championships. Vettel then made his move to Ferrari in 2015, and finally to Aston Martin in 2021, before deciding to hang up his racing helmet.