Sebastian Vettel’s truth behind flogging Ferraris worth £5m after team exit

Sebastian Vettel may have put decided to sell several supercars from his Ferrari collection this year – but that has nothing to do with his recent move to Aston Martin.

The four-time F1 World Champion with Red Bull had a tricky time at Michael Schumacher’s former home, finishing no higher than second in his first four seasons and slipping to 13th in 2020.

Having sealed a high-profile move to the rebranded Racing Point F1 team, the 33-year-old was seen to be selling several cars from his collection, some of which worth over £1m.

As well as a 2016 LaFerrari, 2015 Ferrari 458 and one of only 400 Ferrari Enzo cars ever made, Vettel has also parted ways with a Mercedes SLS and BMW Z8 Roadster in a bid to free up space.

He said: "The rationale was to free up a bit of space. I am very busy in my life, so I don't get the time to enjoy and drive around doing nothing, so no big secrets."

He added: "The whole of last year was a challenge and I thought about it a lot and I was not happy with how it went.

"But I have accepted it and have been living through it and I don't have any regrets. Ultimately, I am very much looking forward to this year.

"I am very much at peace with last year, I know it was not to my standards that I hold myself.

"I never care about what people think or say and that's why I think it is important. I am at peace with it and that's why I am looking forward to this year.

"The spirit is great and people are very enthusiastic and it is a very small team when you compare it to Ferrari, so things are a bit different.

"But it is not about the fancy looks, it is about the work behind the scenes and from what I have seen, the people are very capable and very talented.

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