Vettel hasn't spoken to the German F1 legend since his horror skiing accident in 2013.
It is rumoured he could be part of Porsche's entry in Formula E.
"Despite a challenging 2018 Supercars season, we think highly of Richie and wish him well."
The Kiwi hasn't given up on racing in motorsport's premier format again.
The Kiwi driver admitted on social media he was left "feeling I have unfinished business in F1".
Mick Schumacher, 19, claimed 8 wins and 7 poles in the 2018 season.
"We will miss him and wish him all the best for the future."
Motorsport journalist Bob McMurray says that the Kiwi still has a future in racing.
It comes after a difficult 2018 for Hartley in which he earned just four points in the F1 Driver’s Championship.
The two Kiwis were neck and neck for the Supercars title this season.
The Kiwi driver won his first ever title in Newcastle yesterday.
"It's just my stupidity," when asked why.
Nico Hulkenberg got tied up with Romain Grosjean in the Abu Dhabi GP in the opening lap.
After losing last year's title in the final race, the Kiwi driver said it made this year's win that much more special.
Ford driver finished second in Newcastle to secure title ahead of compatriot Shane van Gisbergen.
For van Gisbergen to claim title, he needs to win and McLaughlin needs to finish outside the top six.
Van Gisbergen has been handed a 25-second penalty, giving Kiwi rival McLaughlin a 53-point advantage before today's final race.
Two points separate Kiwis heading into final day.
McLaughlin has thrown down the gauntlet to rival Shane van Gisbergen by clocking the fastest time in practice ahead of the Newcastle 500.
The Kiwi blew a first series title in the final event of the season.
The returning 33-year-old hailed as one of the great talents.
Doctors have ruled out paralysis as 17-year-old vows to come back.
Sophia Floersch suffered a fractured spine in Macau yesterday.
The 17-year-old is having surgery on a fractured spine after flying off track.
Sophia Floersch tweeted that she was fine despite the horror accident.
Sophia Floersch, 17, clipped a rival's car and flew off the track in Macau.
"This feels like a proper podium," he said.
Ashleigh and Madeline Stuart will put sibling rivalry aside to compete on the world stage.
He spent yesterday fronting the Scott McLaughlin Grand Prix at Hampton Downs.
Police are investigating the burglary which took place in Pukekohe overnight.
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