Editorial staff
1 minute read
1 Aug 2022
5:45 am

People live longer so why shouldn’t that be reflected in sport?

Editorial staff

We wonder if Sebastian Vettel would have continued driving, had he been in a more competitive team than Aston Martin.

Sebastian Vettel during an interview in the paddock area at the Formula 1 Milan Festival on 29 August 2018 in Italy. Picture: Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images

This past week saw two different tales of two international sportsmen – one throwing in the towel at 35, the other coming out firing at the supposed “old” age of 40. Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel announced that he was hang up his driving gloves at the end of this season. James Anderson, the England cricket paceman, turned 40 on Saturday – and will be opening the bowling in the Test series against the Proteas this month. While there is definitely a strong physical element to driving a fast racecar, we wonder if Vettel would have continued driving,...