Vettel could convert engineering passion into his profession post-F1

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Sebastian Vettel has suggested he could make his passion for engineering his profession after he ends his racing career.

2020 is the final year of the four-time world champion's current contract at Ferrari and retirement has been a word that has been suggested if the German couldn't find a seat elsewhere.

Vettel though is well-known for delving into the technical details of his racecars and in a Q&A with fans, quoted by, admitted he could simply transfer from the cockpit to the garage.

“Before I started professionally, and before I started my career, when I finished high school, I was planning to go to university and study mechanical engineering,” he said.

“So, probably, it is something that I can think of.

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“I’ve developed lots of other interests in the meantime, but still it’s always something that fascinates me – to know and understand how things work.

“Definitely I like to understand the stuff happening in our car, around our car development and how it all comes together. So it could be something for the future.”

Vettel was also asked to look back to before he made his F1 debut as a 19-year-old at the 2007 United States Grand Prix, replacing the injured Robert Kubica at BMW, and reveal what the now 32-year-old Seb would say to the fresh-faced kid.

“I wouldn’t like to give any advice [to myself]. I think everything that happened, happened for a reason," he claimed.

“Obviously I’m very lucky and fortunate, having had the career I had so far, and I don’t think I’d be interested in any shortcuts.

“Even if there were difficult times I think you always have the ability to come out stronger.”