In the round-up: Sebastian Vettel says he doesn’t regret his decision to leave Formula 1 at the end of last year – despite his former team Aston Martin becoming much more competitive since then.
Vettel told Bild “I don’t regret” retiring from F1. “Of course it would be easier if the car wasn’t quite as good now,” he added, “but the joy really outweighs that.”
A comeback to F1 in the future is “not planned,” said the four-times world champion.
“Right now I’m fine in my new situation and I’m looking forward to pursuing things that interest me and diving into different topics. I enjoy spending time with the children and family. I collect a lot of ideas and let myself drift before something more concrete comes out of it.”
Red Bull’s Lawson wins on Super Formula debut
Lawson won on his Japanese Super Formula debut for Team Mugen in Fuji
Red Bull junior team member Liam Lawson won on his debut in Japan’s Super Formula category at Fuji Speedway on Saturday.
He moved up to second place with a forceful pass on Toshiki Oyu at turn three, the pair running off-track while Oyu narrowly avoided crashing. Lawson made his pit stop before Nojiri and used his warmer tyres to pounce on his team mate for the lead at turn four.
The race ended under Safety Car conditions after Giuliano Alesi made contact with Nirei Fukuzumi while overtaking his rival on the main straight, sending both into the barriers.
GB3 season-opener stopped for rolling car
Joseph Loake won the opening race of the GB3 season at Oulton Park which ended under red flags after an abandoned car rolled into the field’s path yesterday. Costa Toparis vacated his Rodin Carlin machine after tangling with McKenzy Cresswell and Wing Lam Gerrard Xie, only for his car to roll onto the racing line.
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