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Horner outlines potential F1 future for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel's former boss at Red Bull believes he could return to F1 as an environmental advisor.

After Sebastian Vettel retired from Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 season, there was a lot of speculation over what he would do next in the world of motorsport. Some drivers end up going on to compete in other championships or blue-ribboned events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans or the Indy 500. However Vettel has been coy about his future, with his role in the Grand Prix Drivers Association still undecided. His old boss at Red Bull, Christian Horner, believes we will not see the German doing a regular "nine to five" job at a team. "I can't see Seb doing a nine to five job or moving to the UK," he said in an interview with Auto Motor Und Sport . "I think there's so many other things in his life that he wants to do and achieve and with his with his family, he's a little bit of a free spirit."

Horner: Maybe Vettel could be an environmental advisor to F1?

With the chances of Vettel taking up a role in a team unlikely, Horner believes the German could end up utilising his passion on the environment to fulfil a role within the F1 commercial rights holder. He continued: "He has many projects that he's hugely passionate about and I think there's certain things in F1, other than the driving, that he obviously felt conflicted about. "Maybe to F1 as an environmental advisor, that might be something that he can take and use his passion. "But I think, in the day to day operation of a team, I'd be very surprised if he were to get involved in that."

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