Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has been one of the finest drivers in the sport over the last few years. He has managed to lift three world championship titles in succession, which have propelled the German into possible talk that he may be capable of breaking the record set by Michael Schumacher. Schumacher currently holds the record for the most number of F1 world championship titles won – seven. Vettel already has 3 to his name and he is just 25 years old. However, he has dropped a bombshell by saying that he expects to quit the sport in five years time.
Schumacher managed to carry on racing into his early 40s before eventually retiring last season. However, Vettel may not be in the sport until that time because he may not have the motivation to race for such a long time. Vettel is one of the elite list of drivers to win the world championship title thrice in succession. Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio are the other drivers to have achieved this feat. Vettel managed to beat Fernando Alonso to 2 titles in the last three years. There has been talk of him replacing the Spaniard at Ferrari, but Vettel has stressed that he remains happy at Red Bull.
He is expected to sign a contract extension in the next few weeks.
“I can’t say. Perhaps I will no longer be driving in five years’ time because I no longer have the urge to. Perhaps I will compete for another team in five years because I feel ready for a fresh challenge. Every human being evolves as time goes by, priorities shift. Right now I feel completely at ease here and I could not imagine driving anywhere else. The car is quick, the team does well,” said the 25-year-old German.