F1 Drivers: Vettel an ‘Inspiration,’ ‘Legend,’ Irreplaceable

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Sports Illustrated

By Madeline Coleman In wake of his retirement announcement, drivers honored the four-time world champion’s legacy on and off the track. Formula One drivers did not sugarcoat their touching tribute to one of the sport’s greatest drivers on and off the track, Sebastian Vettel. The Aston Martin driver announced via Instagram that he will retire from F1 at the end of the season. Throughout his storied career, he recorded four world championships (’10 to ’13), 53 race wins and 122 podiums. There are still 10 Grands Prix left on the calendar. But his impact extended beyond just racing, as Vettel nev…

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