News is doing the rounds that retired Formula 1 driver and Red Bull Leged Sebastian Vettel is all set to return to the world of racing. However, reports suggest that Vettel is not going to join Formula 1 but is most likely to join Formula E. The news comes after RBR’s official Twitter handle posted the following tweet: In the world of Formula E, the boss of the ABT Cupra team Thomas Biermaier confirmed the exit of racing driver Robin Frijns after the season 9 finale as his plans for the future do not match with those of the team. He said:
“Robin will be leaving us,” he said. “His plans for the future don’t quite match ours, and you’ll have to ask him where he’s heading!
“After an open discussion, ABT and Frijns have agreed to terminate the contract so that he can concentrate on his future tasks.“Robin was, is and will always remain a friend and member of the ABT family. He played an important role in our comeback with his great experience, although it was a difficult year for him after the accident at the start of the season. Now we wish him all the best for the new challenges.”
However, the exciting bit of the news is when Biermaier hints that Frijns’ replacement is a former racing driver living in Switzerland, and secondly, he has done a lot of work for sustainability. Quite naturally, all fingers pointed to Sebastian Vettel. Biermaier revealed: “The nice thing about us was that we received a relatively large number of inquiries. That surprised us but it also shows that our standing here – although we’re at the bottom of the table – the interest is relatively high. That was nice feedback. Maybe it’s going to Switzerland!
“There are former racing drivers there who care a lot about use the environment and do a lot of sustainability work. Maybe one of those will be in our car soon.” I’m not sure if Vettel was ever excited about Formula E. However, he had mentioned earlier that internal combustion racing like Formula 1 could see its end in the not-so-far future considering the climate change impact. Taking into account the kind of environmentalist that he is, you never know if indeed changed his mind!