Does he or does not he? Former Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger does not consider a premature retirement of Sebastian Vettel (32) from Formula One to be out of the question. "I already trust him because Sebastian is a very intelligent guy and he has many more in his life He is very family, has children, has earned a lot of money, so he does not need money anymore and he is also very frugal with himself. His heart hangs next to his family very much on his old motorcycles and old cars, "said Berger the" German Press Agency "on the occasion of his 60th birthday on Tuesday.
In recent months, was repeatedly speculated about a possible departure Vettel from Formula 1 at the end of this year. The four-time world champion, who is bound by the end of 2020, should also miss the title in his fifth season at Ferrari. A retreat or a team change for him but "not an option," Vettel had said at the Germany race in late July.Berger: Vettel is the time in Formula 1 of it "I can well imagine that if he is one Getting up in the morning and saying I'm getting on my nerves, then I'm doing something else or driving such cars that I enjoy more than under such complex rules as they are currently, "Berger said. "It's not that he's not good for surprises." Berger was co-owner of the Toro Rosso team when Vettel sensationally won his first Formula 1 race in Monza in 2008. With Ferrari, the Heppenheimer has since this season with the Monegassen Charles Leclerc a young strong stable rivals. "To cope with this situation is not easy for Sebastian, he is running out of time Sebastian does not bring his team currently enough," said Berger , "He's a little bit different from Michael (Schumacher), who was much stricter with the team and steered more, which is not a reproach to Sebastian, who is very hardworking and very clever, but that's not his nature it's the management's duty to make the team work. "