FORMER Formula One boss Giancarlo Minardi has said four-time champion Sebastian Vettel “should retire” after he had a performance to forget in the Australian Grand Prix.
The German returned to the grid after missing the first two races of the season due to Covid-19.
First he was fined for his his pre-race scooter ride around the track.
Vettel was then deemed guilty of speeding in the pit lane.
And between him and his Aston Martin team-mate Lance Stroll, the pair crashed FOUR times across the weekend.
The last of which led to Vettel retiring from Sunday’s race on the 29th lap.
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After, witnessing the all-time great’s weekend to forget, former F1 boss Minardi reckons Vettel “should retire” from the sport.
Speaking to Corriere della Sera, Minardi, 74, said: “He was unlucky to have missed two grands prix because of Covid.
“But he should retire. He has a lot of money, he has won titles and he will never win again.”
Vettel says his crash in Australia was a result of him wanting “too much too soon” on his return.
He said: “[It was] maybe too much of a handful for me today.
“I tried to push a little bit too hard and obviously lost the car.
“Overall, obviously we know that the car is difficult and maybe I was wanting a little bit too much too soon and obviously I lost it a couple of times this weekend.”
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