Red Bull’s advisor Helmut Marko thinks that former Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel will retire from the sport if his situation at Aston Martin doesn’t improve.
Vettel’s season hasn’t gone according to plan (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Vettel and Aston Martin have struggled this season
- Marko thinks that Vettel can get a competitive package if Aston Martin copies the Red Bull car
- Vettel had a torrid day during the Sprint Race of the Austrian GP
Red Bull’s advisor Helmut Marko has suggested that Sebastian Vettel may retire from F1 if his situation at Aston Martin doesn’t improve.
It hasn’t been a great season for Vettel and the team as they haven’t been competitive throughout the campaign. He has just recorded 15 points this season and struggled to find pace during races.
The former World Champion’s life at Aston Martin hit a new low on Friday as he didn’t even make Q2 and finished in the last position.
Marko has now commented on Vettel’s struggles at his current team, saying that the former World Champion could retire from the sport if his struggles continue. The Red Bull advisor said that the car is slow from the ground up
“If he [Vettel] doesn’t see any light at the end of this tunnel and he still has to fight to get into Q3 or the points, then I assume he will retire. His car is slow from the ground up. A lot will depend on how the team develops the car,” said Marko.
Marko went on to suggest that Vettel will have a competitive package if Aston Martin decides to copy Red Bull. He suggested that the former World Champion could continue if gets a good car.
“He will have a relatively competitive package if Aston Martin copy what is under the hood at Red Bull. And if he has that, then I think he will continue,” said Marko.
Vettel’s Austrian Grand Prix Sprint Race also didn’t go according to plan as he was clipped by Alex Albon during the 11th lap. This caused the Aston Martin Driver to go into the gravel. While he did return to the race, Vettel was running in 19th, which was the last position as Fernando Alonso didn’t take part in the Sprint.
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