Sebastian Vettel reveals retirement plans ahead of Italian Grand Prix | F1 | Sport


will be entering the final year of his current contract with Ferrari next season, however, the four-time world champion has recently had to address questions about his retirement from the sport following his recent poor performances.

The 32-year-old sparked talk about his retirement from F1 when he admitted to his frustration with the sport after officials handed him a five-second penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix, which in turn saw Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton take the victory.

The contest this Sunday at Monza will be the seventh race since he made those remarks.

And unfortunately for the German he now finds himself 99 points behind Hamilton, who appears to be on course to claim his sixth world title of his career.

Vettel, whose current contract expires in 2020, is undoubtedly under pressure to perform at Monza and while answering questions ahead of the race he suggested he would likely continue racing after next season.

“For a German it is not possible to promise something, but I am very happy here,” Vettel said when asked to promise to win Ferrari’s home race.

“I feel at home, it’s a family.

“Whether I am going to continue? Why not?”

Vettel’s recent performances on the track is also putting him at risk of losing his number one spot at Ferrari to his younger team-mate Charles Leclerc.

The 21-year-old Monsgasque driver has made an impressive start to his career with the Prancing Horse.

Leclerc improved on his previous podium finishes when he sealed his first F1 victory last weekend at the Belgian GP.

And Vettel admitted it was not something he was happy about.

“It is very important that we all work together, especially for the development of the car,” Vettel said.

“Charles was stronger at Spa and I don’t like that obviously, but I hope the situation is reversed at Monza.

“He is very fast and there’s always something to learn.”

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