Watch: Throwback to Sebastian Vettel’s hilarious banter on team radio at the 2021 Brazilian GP


Sebastian Vettel’s sense of humour and silly jokes will certainly be missed as he is set to retire from F1 at the end of this season

Sebastian Vettel is known to be one of the funniest individuals in the F1 circuit. It was evident in the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix, when Vettel joked about touching Hamilton’s rear wing on the Aston Martin team radio. The joke had quite an interesting context to it and Vettel’s conversation on the radio was indeed hilarious.

At last year’s Brazilian GP, there was chaos after the qualifying session. Lewis Hamilton was placed under investigation for a potential technical infringement regarding his DRS and was ultimately disqualified, causing him to start sprint qualifying from the back rather than the front. To add to the drama, Max Verstappen was also investigated for touching the rear wing of the seven-time World Champion’s car. Verstappen was fined €50k and warned that doing the same thing again could well result in a more severe punishment.

Vettel always loves to joke and he didn’t leave the opportunity to have a bit of banter in reference to this incident. “Thank you, I’m going to touch Hamilton’s rear wing,” he told his team while pulling into parc ferme after being congratulated on his performance. “I’m joking! I’ll try the front wing, maybe it’s €25k,” he added after being told it would be “very expensive.

Sebastian Vettel is set to retire from F1 at the end of this season

F1 fans will certainly miss Vettel’s jokes and banter from next season. Vettel has earlier announced that he will retire from Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 season. The 35-year-old German, who spent six seasons with Ferrari after joining the Italian team in 2015, will see out the remainder of his final campaign with Aston Martin. Vettel is currently third on the list of all-time Grand Prix winners with 53 victories, trailing only Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.

Sebastian Vettel retirement
Sebastian Vettel retirement

“The decision to retire has been a difficult one for me to take, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about it,” said Vettel, who confirmed his retirement mid-way through the season in a video posted on Instagram.After making his debut in 2007, Vettel has achieved remarkable feats in F1 and has certainly established himself as an all time legend of the sport.

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