“Glad to have witnessed this legend” – Tributes pour in on Twitter after Sebastian Vettel announces retirement

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement (at the end of 2022 season) on his social media handle

Sebastian Vettel has announced 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.

“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 in a video posted on Instagram on Thursday.

After making his debut in 2007, Vettel went on to win four consecutive world championships for Red Bull between 2010 and 2013, the first of which made him the sport’s youngest title winner.

Fans bid goodbye to the 4-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel on Twitter

Vettel’s decision of retiring at the end of the season has taken a lot of fans by surprise. Let us take a look at some of the instant reactions from fans on Twitter.

“glad to have witnessed this legend”, wrote a fan, who certainly reflects our thoughts.

“ALO vs VET was one of the best rivalries of the sport and it was the one that made me fell in love with F1. Thanks Seb, good luck for the future”, tweeted a other fan.

“Top guy and a guy that understands the damage F1 is doing to the world climate without change”, wrote another fan.F1 will certainly miss Vettel – the activist.

“One of the best drivers on the grid. To think Lance Stroll will still be there next season.Wishing Sebastian Vetell all the best for the future!”, read another tweet.

“Now this hurts. This hurts so much”, tweeted another fan, echoing similar sentiments.

“My all time fav driver you will be so missed”, read another tweet.

“A modern day motorsport great. A true champion on and off track. Congratulations Sebastian on a magnificent career 👏#ThankYouSeb”, came a special tweet from Moto GP’s official handle.

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