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Vettel: I was close to walking away from Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel said he had come close to retiring before Racing Point offered him a chance to continue in Formula 1 next season. Asked on Thursday ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix at Italy's Mugello circuit how close he was to walking away, the four-times world champion replied: 'Close'. 'Is there a measure of how close you can get? It was close in terms of having a lot of thoughts and deciding what's ultimately…I have to put myself first in that regard, what's best for me,' Vettel told reporters in a video conference. 'What I've decided now I believe is the best for me, and I'm looking forward to proving that.' Vettel was told by Ferrari in May, after the COVID-19 pandemic had...
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