'A night I’ll never forget’ – Lewis Hamilton organises dinner and shares heartfelt note as tribute to Sebastian Vettel

Earlier in the 2022 season, Vettel announced his retirement from F1.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 18 November 2022 09:55 PM


As the F1 World gears up for the last race of the season, Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel will be driving for one last time as he announced his retirement earlier this year. Celebrating Vettel’s incredible career, seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton arranged a farewell dinner for the German where the entire Formula 1 grid attended the heart-warming event.

As per reports, the bill after the dinner was massive and Hamilton also paid it by himself. Sharing the moment on social media, the British driver shared an iconic picture with all 20 drivers overjoyed. The Mercedes driver also posted a heartfelt message for Vettel on Instagram. 

The post was captioned, “We’ve come a long way as drivers and continue to grow as men. Despite whatever may happen on the track we grow and become better each day. Us all coming together to celebrate life and Seb’s amazing career in F1 is truly a night I’ll never forget.”

GPDA chairman and former F1 driver Alex Wurz confirmed that the event was organised by Hamilton and posted, "Thanks Lewis Hamilton to initiate, and thanks all GPDA members to turn up to show respect to one of the greatest, to one of our directors, and ultimately to our sport [which Sebastian Vettel loves so much]."

But despite Vettel’s farewell dinner and retirement Hamilton believes that the German will one day make a return to the sport. The Englishman joined the Vettel in a press conference, he said: “We always had such great battles. I was just sitting here thinking most drivers are coming back.”

He further added, "You're probably going to come back. You'll be back. Formula 1 has a way of sucking you back in. I don't think it's 'a goodbye show', it's 'see you later', because he'll come back. I'm going to put my money on that he's going to come back, just take a sabbatical, like one year, maybe two years maximum, and then come back."


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