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Red Bull team principal Horner does not expect Vettel to return to F1

origin 1Red Bull Formula One Team Principal Christian Horner is pictured during the Formula 1 German Grand Prix. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is not expecting a return of Sebastian Vettel to Formula 1 after the four-times champion of the world has decided to retire at the end of the 2022 season. Sebastian Gollnow/dpa

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner does not expect Sebastian Vettel to return to Formula 1 after the four-time world champion retired at the end of the 2022 season.

“Give him a year, maybe he’ll get bored and find his passion again. But I get the impression, knowing him, that he’s a very determined man. And once he sets his mind to something, it’s done,” Horner told dpa .

Vettel and Horner worked together at Red Bull where the driver won all of his four F1 titles.

Horner believes the timing of Vettel’s departure was the right one.

“I think it was right for him. He’s always been very mature for his age. But you can see he’s still at a very high level and whatever he wants to do, he’ll do very well,” she said.