Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has teased a return to Formula 1 after meeting with the sport’s bosses.
The former Red Bull, Ferrari and Aston Martin driver was speaking to the media at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, making a rare public appearance since his retirement last year.
The third-most successful driver in F1 history in terms of wins, Vettel has a huge voice in the sport, and isn’t afraid to use it.
Regularly using his platform for good causes, particularly environmental support, the 36-year-old German was driving the famous Sussex hillclimb in cars running on fully-sustainable fuels.
And when asked if he could see a future working with either F1, or its governing body the FIA, he said: “We’ll see, I have some ideas.
“I went to the Monaco Grand Prix earlier this year. I had a very good meeting with [F1 president] Stefano Domenicali.”
He then hinted that a future role would focus on sustainability in the sport.
Vettel added: “Other than obviously the cars directly polluting, F1 has a huge responsibility because it’s a very big event.
“A lot of people attend, I think you had around 500,000 people in the British Grand Prix last weekend. So there’s a lot more to it than just the cars but obviously the cars, everybody sees them.
“It’s important that it’s headed in the right direction. But I’m talking [with F1] and I have some ideas. Obviously, we’ll see what the future brings.”