Red Bull Racing F1 boss Christian Horner has revealed that he had approached Sebastian Vettel to return to Formula 1 instead of signing a contract with Sergio Perez.
Sebastian Vettel won the Drivers’ Championship four years in a row with Red Bull Racing from 2010 to 2013, and Red Bull Racing also won the Constructors’ title in all four seasons.
Sebastian Vettel, who left Red Bull Racing at the end of 2015 and moved to Scuderia Ferrari and then transferred to the Aston Martin F1 team, has announced that he will retire from F1 at the end of the 2022 season.
Red Bull Racing now has a star named Max Verstappen, with Sergio Perez on the other side of the garage.
Sergio Perez has been part of the team since 2021, but Christian Horner is from Channel 4 Red Bull Racing is not Sergio Perez. He was asked if he was considering re-signing Sebastian Vettel.
Christian Horner admitted there were some arguments, likening the situation to getting back together with an ex-girlfriend.
“We had some preliminary talks,” said Horner.
“But it’s like getting back together with an old girlfriend and it won’t be exactly the same the second time around.”
“What we have achieved together has been truly amazing. It has been so amazing and it will always be part of our history. I’m proud.”
Christian Horner says he didn’t know Sebastian Vettel was planning to retire from F1 at the end of 2022 until he announced his decision, but he believes it was the right thing to do.
As part of the Aston Martin F1 team, Sebastian Vettel rarely had a car that could compete higher than the midfield.
Asked if he knew Sebastian Vettel was retiring, Horner said: “I don’t think anyone knew. I met him as he left the paddock of Paul Ricard. It was clearly a frustrating day for him. ‘ said.
“But I think it’s the right decision for him. It’s not good to see him running around in midfield. I don’t think he’ll get any satisfaction out of it. It’s time to end a great career. came
It was announced on Monday after the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix that Fernando Alonso will join the Aston Martin F1 team from 2023 to replace Sebastian Vettel.