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Sebastian Vettel

"Counsellor" Vettel could become driver manager - Horner

Sebastian Vettel recently retired from Formula 1, with Christian Horner believing his former charge could become a driver manager in future.

Sebastian Vettel
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Christian Horner believes that Formula 1 "driver counsellor" Sebastian Vettel could become a manager in the mould of Helmut Marko, should he wish.

Four-time World Champion Vettel retired from Grand Prix racing at the end of the 2022 season after 16 seasons, spending six of those either at Toro Rosso or Horner's senior Red Bull squad.

He claimed 39 of his 53 wins and all four titles during those seasons, working with Horner and driver boss Helmut Marko.

The German is unsure as to what he wants to do in his retirement beyond spending time with his family, but has been touted as a potential replacement as head of the famed Red Bull programme, should Marko elect to step aside.

And Horner believes the "annoyingly good" Vettel would be perfectly suited to such a role in the future.

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Horner on Vettel future

"He's a great people person, and he understands the value of people and the contribution that they make to success," Horner explained to media including RacingNews365.com.

"He's turned into something of a driver counsellor in the last couple of years as well.

"It really depends on what he wishes to apply himself to.

"He's one of those guys that's annoyingly good at anything he chooses to do, so I'm sure if he chose that path, he would be very good at it."

Vettel's final F1 boss, Mike Krack of Aston Martin also weighed in on his future, believing that "he has the personality and all the human skills needed, should he want to commit to such a role."

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