Sebastian Vettel had a strenuous time in Bahrain and things didn’t get any better for the German in Imola. He has failed to register a single point in the opening two races of the 2021 season.
Many believed that Vettel would see a return to his glory days at Aston Martin following a turbulent time at Ferrari. The 2020 season of F1 saw a drop in his credibility rating and the Italian outfit did not extend his contract. There were even rumours of a potential retirement.
This raises the question – should Vettel have gone for retirement at the end of last season? Reputed ex-driver Martin Brundle had an opinion regarding this.
“It is always best for drivers to go a year too little than a year too long, which we might be seeing with Seb Vettel at the moment,” Brundle said on ‘In the Fast Lane’ Podcast.
During his time with Red Bull, Vettel was a name that was placed in the Mount Rushmore of Formula 1. But today he is being advised to retire.
On the other hand, Lewis Hamilton seems to be on the pinnacle of his career. Many believe that his love for racing is holding him back from retiring.
“As I was talking about earlier on – to step away from the adrenaline rush, and we are all adrenaline junkies, the satisfaction of driving around Monte Carlo or wherever is such that it is really hard to replace that,” said Brundle.
On Hamilton, Brundle said, “But, I think Lewis will literally take it year by year and see how he feels. I don’t really know him well, I probably know him less today than when I met him over 20 years ago. So, I don’t know what he’s thinking, and nor should I really.”
Vettel has time to prove that he is still capable as before. Do you think he will be able to do that? Let us know in the comments below!