Speaking to Sport Bild, Vettel formally confirmed that he will not be in the next year's championship. The German pilot will spend time in the Ferrari simulator during the winter season instead of participating in the fight in Saudi Arabia.
"I have one goal and I want to move Ferrari to the top," Vettel said.
"It will be fascinating to bring the championship to Maranello, just as Michael Schumacher did."
"He is a hero and a person who inspires me." said.