La Mesaza de F1: drivers gathered for dinner to say goodbye to Vettel, before the end of the season in Abu Dhabi

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Everything is already defined. Max Verstappen became two-time champion with four races to spare and Red Bull took an indisputable lead at the top of the constructors’ championship by facing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, that the curtain will fall on the 2022 F1 season this weekend.

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However, what will happen this Sunday will not leave the memory of motorsport lovers easily, as it will mark the farewell to Sebastian Vettel, winner of four consecutive titles between 2010 and 2013.

For this, the German met his fellow pilots and together they enjoyed a dinner in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, which they took care of portraying on their social networks.

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“It Was a Fun Night”he wrote Fernando Alonso, accompanied by a photo with the long table that had been prepared for them hakkasan, an elegant Chinese cuisine restaurant.

Charles Sainz, For his part, he posted a photo from the entrance with an ironic phrase: “Modest pilots, better people. It was fun!”

About the chosen place, it was who described the behind the scenes of the elections Charles Leclerc. “It wasn’t easy to find a restaurant that everyone liked, but in the end it was a lot of fun” the Monegasque counted.

It is common for the drivers who make up the grid of motorsport’s top category to meet at the end of the season to celebrate the campaign which is drawing to a close, but on this occasion it had a special dressing.

They put egos and infighting aside to fire a motorsport legend like Vettel. Among other records, German is the the youngest F1 champion (23 years and 134 days in 2010) e the one with the most consecutive victories (9 in 2013).

Furthermore, he knew how to be the youngest to win a GP and the one who has accumulated the most victories during a single season, top marks that Verstappen he ripped it in this 2022.

He won three times in Abu Dhabi, the most remembered in 2010 which allowed him to conquer his first world title. He had also finished in first place the previous year, although on that occasion the trophy was in the hands of the British Jenson Button, and also in 2013, the year of his last crowning of him.

Pilots for 2023

After Vettel’s retirement, Who will take his place at Aston Martin will be Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard will leave Alpine in 2023 and will become a teammate of Lance Stroll in the British team.

Another of the sensational novelties in the reconfiguration of the teams for the next campaign is the absence of Mick Schumacher, who has not renewed with Haas. The son of legend will be replaced by Niko Hulkenberg.

Here’s what the F1 grid will look like next year:

  • Red Bull: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
  • Ferrari: Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
  • Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.
  • Alpine: Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly.
  • McLaren: Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri.
  • Alfa Romeo: Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu.
  • Haas: Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg.
  • AlfaTauri: Yuki Tsunoda and Nyck de Vries.
  • Aston Martin: Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll.
  • williams: Alexander Albon and Logan Sargeant.

Source: Clarin

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