Sebastian Vettel is one of a few drivers on the Formula 1 grid who don’t have a manager – and he’s not planning on changing this anytime soon.
The outgoing Ferrari driver has said he has no intention of getting a manager to help him stay on top of his off-track affairs, even as he mulls his future for 2021 and beyond.
When asked by former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher on Sky if he felt now is a good time to start working with a manager, Vettel said:
“Maybe it helps here and there. [But] I think this is the path I have always taken.
“Some people come and go. There are a lot of people who pat you on the back, and a few weeks later the same people are criticising you.
“I have always been… I do not want to say alone as, of course, you have people around you who support you.”
Continuing, he said, “But I think that more important than perhaps creating public opinion is that you know which people you can trust and with whom you can build upon.
“I think I actually have a good and strong environment there, and I’m still in good spirits and quite clear in my head.
“I have never been so dependent on what might be the external perception, what people think and what people say.
“Thank God I have never been so dependent on that. I don’t follow everything that’s written or said.”
Sebastian Vettel’s media affairs are handled by PR manager Britta Roeske, and he sometimes consults with friends and advisors when considering an important career move.
The four-time World Champion has been linked with a move to Racing Point in 2021, with reports suggesting he will sign a $15 million contract with them at the Belgian GP this weekend.
He has also been offered an opportunity to compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) with Glickenhaus Racing.
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