Christian Horner delivers bad news to Sebastian Vettel fans

Helmut Marko has suggested that the door is always open for Sebastian Vettel to return to Red Bull in the future.

Sebastian Vettel called time on his Formula 1 career at the end of 2022, with four world championships to his name during his time with Red Bull.

The German proved almost unbeatable during his time with the energy drink giants and since retiring from racing in Formula 1, it has been suggested that Vettel could return to the team in the future to begin a management career.

Red Bull’s chief advisor has joked that he will allow Vettel to spend a couple of years “planting a few trees,” before trying to entice him back to the team.

It has been suggested that Vettel is perfectly suited to a management role and with Red Bull having so many teams in many different categories and series, it could be the perfect place for the 33-year-old to return to and start a management career.

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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has expressed his doubt about Vettel taking up a management role in the future, suggesting that the German would prefer to keep his calendar free for his other passions and interests.

“I don’t think so,” he told Auto Motor und Sport when asked if he could see Vettel returning to Red Bull.

“I can’t see Seb doing a nine to five job or moving to the UK, and I think there’s so many other things in his life that he wants to do and achieve with his family.

“He’s a little bit of a free spirit and he has many other projects that he’s hugely passionate about, and I think there’s certain things in Formula 1, other than the driving, that obviously he felt conflicted about.

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“So maybe to Formula 1 as an environmental advisor, that might be something, you know, that he can take and use his passion.

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“But I think, in the day-to-day operation of a team, I’d be very surprised if he were to get involved in that.”

Vettel has previously explained that he retired from Formula 1 so he could dedicate more time to his other interests, having seen the majority of his schedule dedicated to F1 as the calendar continues to expand year after year.

He has however admitted that he is unsure how he will cope without the adrenaline of motorsport, leaving the door open for a potential return to F1 in some capacity in the future.