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Vettel announces retirement from F1

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has announced he will retire from Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 season.

After making his debut in 2007, Vettel went on to win four consecutive world championships for Red Bull between 2010 and 2013, the first of which made him the sport's youngest title winner.

The 35-year-old German, who spent six seasons with Ferrari after joining the Italian team in 2015, will see out the remainder of his final campaign with Aston Martin.

Vettel is currently third on the list of all-time Grand Prix winners with 53 victories, trailing only Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, while his 13 victories in 2013 leave him tied with Schumacher for the most wins in a season.

The decision to retire has been a difficult one for me to take, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about it," said Vettel, who confirmed his retirement in a video posted on Instagram on Thursday ahead of this weekend's Hungarian GP.

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