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10:50  07 june  2019
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Sebastian Vettel has dismissed reports that suggest he could quit F1 at the end of the year. 31-year-old Vettel , though, now dismisses the retirement talk. "I have no plans to stop," he told Auto Bild ahead of the Canadian What is your F1 fan opinion? Cancel reply. Your email address will not be published.

Vettel dismisses retirement rumours . Sebastian Vettel has dismissed reports that suggest he could quit F1 at the end of the year. Former F1 driver Emanuele Pirro says the German is clearly "not having fun" this year or last, as he now grapples for number 1 status at Ferrari with Charles Leclerc.

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Sebastian Vettel has reacted with surprise to rumours suggesting he is considering retiring from Formula 1 at the end of this season.

The four-time world champion, who turns 32 next month, is contracted to Ferrari until the end of 2020 but his short-term future was the subject of speculation after Monaco.

"I never said anything like it, so I don't know where they come from," said Vettel ahead of this weekend's Canadian GP.

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Sebastian Vettel has dismissed rumors of his retirement at the end of the current season, insisting he's still having fun in F1 despite Ferrari's persistent struggles. Last year, Vettel gave arch-rival Lewis Hamilton a run for his money, challenging the Mercedes driver for the world title until a series of

"I think I can stop whenever I want, and the team can probably kick me out whenever they want, but I'm very happy with the team and I hope the team is happy with myself. "I'm very hungry and I have a mission here to win. That's really the only thing that matters to me, winning with Ferrari, and that's what I'm working for. "Currently we're not winning, you can do the maths, so we still have something to do."

Ferrari enter 'crucial' summer racesVettel's hopes of delivering Ferrari their first world title in more than a decade in his fifth season at Maranello are currently fading by the race in the wake of Mercedes' unbeaten start to 2019.

Perennial rival Lewis Hamilton has won four of those events and is already 55 points ahead of third-placed Vettel. Ahead of a run of six races in nine weeks, Vettel acknowledges Ferrari's championship prospects are already approaching crunch time.

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Vettel: Penalty decision damaging F1 popularity Sebastian Vettel says the steward’s decision to hand him a five-second time penalty for impeding Lewis Hamilton in the Canadian Grand Prix is risking killing the popularity of Formula 1. The German suffered a sudden snap of oversteer at the first chicane while leading on Lap 48, causing him to momentarily lose control of the car and cut the corner. The race stewards concluded after a review of the incident that Vettel had re-joined the circuit in front of Hamilton at Turn 4 in a dangerous manner, forcing the Briton off the track in avoidance.

Sebastian Vettel has denied rumours he is considering retirement from Formula 1 following Ferrari's disappointing start to the season.

Vettel addresses retirement rumours .

"The next races will be really crucial for us trying to get back to the front and give a much harder time to Mercedes," admitted Vettel. "Once we can establish that, then we have plenty of reason to look forward. It will be crucial to do it sooner rather than later, but at the moment I'm not too fussed at looking at 'this is the date it has to happen'.

"Clearly we are behind, clearly there is quite a big margin between Mercedes and the rest, Mercedes and also ourselves, so we have to close that gap and get ahead, otherwise it will be difficult to turn it around."

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Vettel addresses retirement rumours
Vettel added: "I don't think you need to be a genius: before the summer break we need to be in very, very good shape to then use that momentum for the second half to turn it around." Sky Sports F1 is the home of live and exclusive F1. Find out more here to watch the 2019 season live.

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Vettel doubles down on Ferrari's Canadian GP penalty stance.
Sebastian Vettel coyly avoided questions about his Canadian Grand Prix penalty and his Ferrari Formula 1 team's Friday hearing in France, as he reiterated his belief he did nothing wrong . Ferrari has been summoned to the stewards tomorrow at Paul Ricard to discuss its request for a review of the incident where Vettel ran across the grass in Montreal and rejoined just as Lewis Hamilton tried to pass him for the lead.

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