Sebastian Vettel reveals he’s ‘in talks’ for F1 role

Sebastian Vettel retired from Formula 1 at the end of 2022, after a disappointing spell with Aston Martin.

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel has revealed that he recently met Formula 1 CEO and president Stefano Domenicali, with the German having “some ideas” for the future of the sport.

Vettel last raced in F1 for Aston Martin last season, before he brought his career to a close at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Since then, the German has been enjoying time with his family; however, it appears that he’s now ready to return to the championship.

It’s believed that Vettel is keen to support the future of F1; however, he reportedly hasn’t been offered a position yet despite his “good meeting” with Domenicali.

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“We’ll see, but I have some ideas,” Vettel told PlanetF1, when asked about potentially working for F1 or the FIA.

“I’ve been to Monaco earlier this year. I had a very good meeting with [F1 president] Stefano [Domenicali].”

With F1 switching to sustainable fuels in 2026 when the new power unit regulations are introduced, Vettel has stressed the importance of the championship pushing towards becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

He noted that it’s not just the cars which are “directly polluting” the environment, with the German having used the recent British Grand Prix as an example.

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Almost 500,000 people attended the British GP, meaning the event as a whole was somewhat of a killer for the environment.

“Other than obviously the cars directly polluting, F1 has a huge responsibility because it’s a very big event,” Vettel added.

“A lot of people attend, I think you had around 500,000 people in the British Grand Prix last weekend. So there’s a lot more to it than just the cars but obviously the cars, everybody sees them.”

Vettel is seemingly very keen to support F1’s push towards a sustainable future and recognises the importance of the championship heading in the “right direction”.

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Whether he’s physically involved going forward remains to be seen, but he is “talking” to the sport.

“It’s important that it’s headed in the right direction. But I’m talking [with F1] and I have some ideas,” said Vettel.

“Obviously, we’ll see what the future brings.”