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Is Sebastian Vettel returning? © APA/afp / MAURO PIMENTEL

Will there be a spectacular Vettel comeback?

Sebastian Vettel is considered one of the greatest motorsports athletes of all time. But he is currently retired. However, that could change.

Sebastian Vettel is keeping an open mind about a possible motorsport comeback in the World Sports Car Championship. Regarding speculation about a start in the endurance world championship, the four-time Formula 1 world champion told the trade magazine “Auto, Motor und Sport” in Suzuka: “Nothing has been signed or decided so far, but I have the matter in the back of my mind. I still have time to decide.” There is talk that the 36-year-old will take part in test drives for the British Jota team in October.


Vettel declared his career over after the previous season, but has recently appeared more frequently in the Formula 1 paddock again. “If at some point I come to the conclusion that it is not possible without racing, then I will drive again,” said the Hessian on the sidelines of the Grand Prix in Japan last weekend. A start in the 24-hour classic in Le Mans could be particularly attractive for Vettel.

Will Mick Schumacher also change?

There is also speculation that Mick Schumacher could drive in the Sports Car World Championship next year. Alpine is said to be interested in signing the 24-year-old Mercedes test driver. “It is true that we are having discussions,” admitted the interim team boss of the Alpine racing team, Bruno Famin. “It would be good for him, but it's an opportunity for both of us. Hopefully we can arrange a test soon,” said Famin.

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