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Update: 'Hamilton organised & picked up the tab for Vettel's leaving meal'

Update: 'Hamilton organised & picked up the tab for Vettel's leaving meal'

17-11-2022 20:31 Last update: 18-11-2022 15:43


Getting Formula 1 drivers off the track at the same time in the same place is by no means easy. On Thursday night in Abu Dhabi, it succeeded anyway, saying goodbye to Sebastian Vettel, who is driving his last Grand Prix this weekend.

Update | Hamilton organised the meal and picked up the bill

According to Sky Sports journalist Natalie Pinkham, Lewis Hamilton organised the group outing for the Formula 1 drivers and paid for the meal. The group photograph was taken after the meal. The British journalist reported this in a Tweet, explaining she found out soon after the first free practice session. 

Vettel is one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time, with four world titles and 53 victories. After this weekend, he says - as an Aston Martin driver - goodbye to the sport. No doubt there will be some emotions on Sunday, although Vettel said he does not know how hard it will hit him. In any case, his colleagues are going to miss him, as Vettel is a popular man in the paddock.

Group photo

On Thursday evening, his colleagues gathered to say goodbye to him. It says a lot about Vettel's status that everyone was there. Just after midnight local time, George Russell sent a Tweet, showing a group photo during the farewell party.

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