Red Bull team boss Christian Horner took a look back at the time Sebastian Vettel spent at Red Bull as the German hangs up his racing gloves.
The four-time world champion announced during mid-season that he would be retiring from the sport at the end of the 2022 season. As he heads into his post-retirement life, several people have been reminiscing about their time spent with Sebastian Vettel.
Sebastian Vettel has been the most successful driver for Red Bull. Even though Max Verstappen is en route to overtake Vettel, at least statistically so, there is no doubt that currently, Vettel is Red Bull’s most successful driver.
Sebastian Vettel won four world championship titles with the Milton Keynes outfit from 2010 to 2013. Throughout these four years, Christian Horner has had a lot of fond moments with Vettel. However, one thing that he has never been fond of is Sebastian Vettel’s haircut.
Sebastian Vettel is currently donning the long-haired look. However, that wasn’t always the case when he was at Red Bull. He tried out a variety of haircuts when he was with Red Bull.
The list included a shaved head, frosted tips, and even bleach blonde. However, Christian Horner wasn’t really a fan of all the varieties of haircuts. He said that Vettel “never had a good haircut when he was with us”.
Christian Horner claims that Sebastian Vettel was a very special part of Red Bull
Speaking to Sky Germany alongside Vettel, Horner said, “You tried everything! Bleached, shaved off, whatever,”
Horner pointed out that both the team and Sebastian Vettel were growing together. This meant that they had a very strong bond and Vettel is a very special part of Red Bull.
Christian Horner lamented about how many cheques he had to write to Vettel considering all the bonuses that he used to get to win so many championships.
Horner compared the current falling out between Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen with that of Vettel and Mark Webber. Vettel had ignored the ‘Multi 21’ team orders at the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2013 and had taken the win ahead of Mark Webber.
However, Horner believes that the pair of Vettel and Webber were far easier to manage compared to the current duo of Perez and Verstappen.