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Old 30 Jul 2022, 08:50 (Ref:4120925)   #31
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It's only natural to compare Vettel with other drivers we may place in the pantheon of greats, but it arguably does him a slight disservice, because many will only say he fails to stack up against other serial winners or championship holders. If je were a two-time world champion, he would he said to be a good two-time champion rather than a bad four-time one. And he is certainly not bad. He made the most of his Red Bull opportunity and only started to slide around the time of Ricciardo's arrival and with a change in regulations.

Yes, he demonstrated the importance of the car, but, so what? A very good driver who has also always been someone with a bit of perspective of life outside F1, and who in recent years, has shown a competitive edge without the previous hints of superiority. I think he seems a fantastic person and he's also a fan, just like us.

He may not yet know how to fill the void, but he will use his intelligence, humility and curiosity to do so with aplomb.

All the best to you, Seb.
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Old 31 Jul 2022, 20:53 (Ref:4121269)   #32
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Yes, he demonstrated the importance of the car, but, so what? A very good driver who has also always been someone with a bit of perspective of life outside F1, and who in recent years, has shown a competitive edge without the previous hints of superiority. I think he seems a fantastic person and he's also a fan, just like us.

He may not yet know how to fill the void, but he will use his intelligence, humility and curiosity to do so with aplomb.

All the best to you, Seb.
Wonderfully written!

Has he always had zeal for the sport's history? I don't remember hearing that before. Also was surprised to hear he had purchased an ex-Mansell Williams*, and he is a 'Red 5 fan.' Also, videos of him doing demos in old Aston GP cars floating around.

There certainly seemed to be something different about him recently. The hair. The plunging into bringing more light to social problems.

He does seem like an interesting guy and that he will enjoy life.

* I do realize that owning an ex-Mansell Williams-Renault has an investment component along with the collector/fan behavior.
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Old 31 Jul 2022, 23:19 (Ref:4121293)   #33
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Very impressed with him recently on BBC’s ‘Question Time’. A highly intelligent guy with many concerns on what is going on in the world right now.

Love his new hair style.
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Wonderfully written!

Has he always had zeal for the sport's history? I don't remember hearing that before. Also was surprised to hear he had purchased an ex-Mansell Williams*, and he is a 'Red 5 fan.' Also, videos of him doing demos in old Aston GP cars floating around.

Oh yes. He has been known in the paddock as the history geek, apparently.
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didnt get a chance to watch any of the extended coverage this weekend...how did he address his upcoming retirement?
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I was marshaling opposite the pits at the British GP in 2019, can't remember which day it was but there was a historic F1 race at the end of the day.
I looked across & saw Vettel spectating on the pit wall, he watched the whole race I think. It was a long time after the F1 track action had finished.
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I was marshaling opposite the pits at the British GP in 2019, can't remember which day it was but there was a historic F1 race at the end of the day.
I looked across & saw Vettel spectating on the pit wall, he watched the whole race I think. It was a long time after the F1 track action had finished.
That would have been Saturday, late on, and Sunday, early doors. Muggins here was in the Aston safety car for both sessions
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Oh yes. He has been known in the paddock as the history geek, apparently.
He is also a major Beatles geek.A big plus.
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Considering how much awareness he has of the world outside F1, I think Seb will adapt to retirement pretty easily. And yes I do like the fact he has a great knowledge of F1 history, let's not forget him naming all the champions last year. As Ricciardo said at the time 'he's such a nerd!'
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That would have been Saturday, late on, and Sunday, early doors. Muggins here was in the Aston safety car for both sessions
Yeah must have been late Saturday, I was flag waving on post 1
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Considering how much awareness he has of the world outside F1, I think Seb will adapt to retirement pretty easily. And yes I do like the fact he has a great knowledge of F1 history, let's not forget him naming all the champions last year. As Ricciardo said at the time 'he's such a nerd!'

Yeah, that was amazing.
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didnt get a chance to watch any of the extended coverage this weekend...how did he address his upcoming retirement?

He did say roughly the same thing he has said in all the press releases and the interviews. The retirement speech on the Aston Martin YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3BgDLfRTjk) is actually really, really good. Well worth checking out.
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He did say roughly the same thing he has said in all the press releases and the interviews. The retirement speech on the Aston Martin YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3BgDLfRTjk) is actually really, really good. Well worth checking out.
Thanks for that and appreciate the link!

More then seeing him drive elsewhere or another series, would love to see him running a team one day. Maybe Ferrari?
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