The 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix marked the end of yet another F1 season and brought the curtains down on the glorious career of former four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, who will now be retiring from the spo r t. Aston Martin driver finished 10th in his final race.
While many drivers have already expressed their tribute to the legendary driver, Vettel, too, spoke at length about his final race after the post-match media interaction. After completing the race, Sebastian Vettel clambered out of the car to wave to his fans at Yas Marina Circuit to take their applause before he picked up a microphone and signed off with a memorable speech.
"I wish It would have been a couple more points. A big day; thank you for all the support and the smiling faces. I am sure I am good to miss more than I can imagine," said Vettel. The prolific driver clinched four driver's world titles in his illustrious career, 53 race wins, and 57 pole positions.
The legendary driver further admitted that Aston Martin didn't go with the best strategy and termed it 'shame.' "I think we could have turned the constructors' championship around for us. Overall, a big day, and a big thank you for all the support. So many flags and smiling faces, which has been very special and nice. I am sure I will miss it more than I understand right now," added Vettel.
As the F1 2022 season ended, Red Bull's Max Verstappen dominated most of the races throughout the year as he secured his second straight world championship. Notably, the 2022 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was also the last for Daniel Ricciardo, Mick Schumacher and Nicholas Latifi, as the trio failed to secure a seat for the 2023 season.