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Some sections of the media have recently been speculating whether Sebastian Vettel is thinking about retirement after seeing his dream of winning the world championship with Ferrari but the man in question said that it is not a serious thought in his mind.
Last year, Nico Rosberg suddenly quit his Mercedes contract as he achieved his dream of winning the world championship.
When asked if he could do the same if he wins a fifth title, which would be his first for Ferrari, Vettel told Playboy, “I haven’t thought about it.
“I see it as an extremely big decision, not something spontaneous.”
As far as Rosberg’s view of deciding to quit the sport to have a quieter life, Vettel didn’t quite concur.
“I see him running from one appointment to the next,” said the German, referring to Rosberg’s new ventures as Robert Kubica’s manager and a part-time television pundit.
In contrast, Vettel said that he has a free Sunday, “I lie down on the sofa”.
He went on to say that he was more than happy driving for Ferrari.
“I think everyone who has sat in a Ferrari feels that it is something very special,” said Vettel.
Asked if could imagine switching to another team, especially if he succeeds in winning a title in red, the 30-year-old answered, “I don’t know. I haven’t become champion with Ferrari yet.”
Vettel was also quick to defend his character, with some saying he closes his cool far too often.
“I am who I am,” said the former Red Bull driver. “And I love what I do.”