Former four-time champion Sebastian Vettel is all set to participate in his final race in upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022, as he had earlier announced his retirement. Ever since the German driver announced his decision, tributes started pouring in from F1 fraternity as Vettel is regarded one of the most prolific drivers to ever grace the track.
In his illustrious career, Vettel has won four consecutive driver's championships from 2010 to 2013. Only Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, and Juan Manuel Fangio have more F1 titles. The 35-year-old has registered 53 wins, 57 poles and 69 podiums over 16 seasons.
In a fresh development, newly crowned F1 winner of the Brazilian GP, Mercedes driver George Russell joined the bandwagon by swapping a helmet with Sebastian Vettel. "Seb, you have a small head. A pleasure to swap helmets with you, mate; you're a legend. I hope you enjoy your last F1 race!!", George captioned the picture with the senior pro.
The Mercedes driver also shared a picture of the helmet, which had a special message from Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel. "To George, it's been great to see you coming up. Many big moments ahead. Stay on track and enjoy," wrote Sebastian Vettel.
Meanwhile, Alpine driver Fernando Alonso also revealed his special helmet design for the weekend, featuring the German flag Vettel has raced with since 2015 and a message reading 'Danke Seb' on either side.
"One last time sharing the track with you, it will be emotional and sad at the same time, but I wish you had all next for your next chapter," Alonso captioned his Insta post.