F1 legend Sebastian Vettel invests in new German SailGP workforce in advance of world-trotting event’s fourth time with quadruple world winner scheduling to get a arms-on job
Vettel, 35, retired from Formulation One particular racing at the conclude of the 2022 seasonHe has invested in a new Germany SailGP boat skippered by Erik Heil
System 1 legend Sebastian Vettel has invested in the new Germany SailGP team in his initial sporting transfer adhering to retirement from racing.
The 4-time world winner, 35, has partnered with double Olympic sailing bronze medallist Erik Heil and group proprietor Thomas Riedel in the sport frequently explained as ‘F1 on h2o.’
Vettel and Riedel will equally put money in to the German group, with Heil, who was on the podium at both of those the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, established to push the 100km/h F50 hydrofoiling catamaran.
The German boat takes the SailGP area to 10 ahead of the opening celebration of its fourth year in Chicago on June 16.
Vettel claimed: ‘I see a good deal of possible as SailGP starts its fourth time and for the 1st time with a German workforce. Parallels between sailors and Formulation 1 have extended existed.
Formulation A single legend Sebastian Vettel (still left) and with skipper Erik Heil at the launch of the new SailGP workforce he has invested in
SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts (still left) arms around the wheel of the German boat to (second still left to ideal) Erik Heil (Driver), Sebastian Vettel (Co-operator) and Thomas Riedel (Staff owner)
Germany will be the latest addition to the SailGP fleet forward of the event’s fourth year
‘The boats are intriguing and the speeds on the drinking water are incredibly significant. The races are fascinating and I am delighted to be close to them with a motivated team of youthful sailors.
‘In addition, the series not only makes use of wind electricity, but also strives to established new standards in sustainability in athletics.’
Vettel received four consecutive System 1 drivers’ championships with Crimson Bull amongst 2010 and 2013, just before pushing Lewis Hamilton close with Ferrari in 2017 and 2018.
He used the closing two seasons of his F1 occupation with Aston Martin prior to asserting his retirement in July 2022.
Vettel options to take a fingers-on role in the management of the German SailGP crew, which was officially welcomed to the event by CEO Sir Russell Coutts at an celebration in Dusseldorf on Wednesday.
The strongest challengers in the 2023-24 season will be a few-time SailGP champions Australia skippered by Tom Slingsby, the New Zealand boat led by Pete Burling and Sir Ben Ainslie’s British workforce.
Vettel gained four consecutive Method 1 planet titles with Crimson Bull amongst 2010 and 2013
Vettel, 35, waved goodbye to System One with Aston Martin at the stop of the 2022 season
The sustainability element of SailGP would have been a major draw for Vettel with all the groups competing in an Affect League which ranks them on becoming the most environmentally mindful.
Vettel frequently wore custom made t-shirts and helmets to advertise environmental causes during his F1 times.
He caught up with Lewis Hamilton at last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix with the Mercedes driver putting up an Instagram photo of them sharing a hug.