According to Sebastian Vettel, the Great Britain Grand Prix does not end with parking his car in advance. At the end of the race, the Aston Martin driver stayed on track and was neat behind Formula 1 fans. He reiterates his commitment to the environment.
It would not have surprised anyone if Sebastian Vettel had gone home after the British Grand Prix. From the frustration of Formula 1 racing back to the family, back to the familiar environment, it was twisted from start to finish. In the opening stages, the 34-year-old made a serious driving error, slipping from hopeful 6th to 19th and last due to a spin and missing the chance to score early in the Aston Martin. It ended on Sunday, when he called on his phone to come to the pits early and park the car because of a problem with the cooling system.
But instead of disappearing in frustration, he was on the cutting edge until the race was over. Collect garbage left by 140,000 fans after Max Verstappen’s tragic crash and Louis Hamilton’s frantically acclaimed home win. Pictures and videos show how he cleans between empty stands, with four-time world champion gloves and a trash bag. “I think we all need to respect our environment,” Vettel said in an interview Official F1 website, “Don’t trust someone to clean up the things we leave behind.” According to the report, he was on his way back the next day to help.
“We have to start somewhere, we can each make a difference,” says Vettel, who repeatedly supports climate protection, environmental protection and sustainability. What seems paradoxical at first is that the primary class in general with motorsport and its large equipment does not seem to be exactly above average eco-friendly. A song of praise for someone collecting rubbish for a few hours is also inappropriate. But it is at least unusual for one of the best and most successful drivers in Formula 1 history to be involved at this point. A pleasant side effect is that the cut still has time to deliver their autograph and photo requests to a few fans.
The contradictions are well known
Hess, who now has his main home in Switzerland, is a native and is aware of the contradictions of his daily life. “When I started focusing on sustainability many years ago, he said in a detailed interview with Spiegel, ‘I naturally had to ask myself if I was a hypocrite. “On the one hand, there is concern about the ongoing climate change, which threatens human life, and on the other hand, everyday professional life, which includes flying around the world and using fossil fuels in world races. This is a critique that is completely justified.
As for the cut, the racing series is a stage in the recent races in Austria to build a bee hotel with school children. Second Class Ideas won the competition and then, along with the father of three children, built a wooden Formula 1 car that should be populated by bees now. In an interview with Spiegel, Vettel said, “I first changed my habits like flying first, and then I talked about it.” Of course, if he drives electric cars privately and feeds them from the roof’s photovoltaic system it won’t save the world climate. But the cut is much easier for him as a millionaire, in addition to personal decisions, and should connect politicians to the question of who stands for climate protection and stability.
The 53-time Grand Prix winner said, “We hope this is very confidently committed to these principles and values,” and received many angry reactions when he announced, “Yes, I will vote in green.” Federal election on September 26 this year. It does not compensate for the significantly larger CO2 track compared to the average after many years in motorsport, and the critique of this discrepancy is correct and important. But the cut is also true when it comes to climate change: “This is a topic that worries all of us, and it affects everything in our lives.” From there he decides, “Raise my voice for something important for the good of all of us.” Sometimes a small thing like garbage collection is enough. Not to save the world, but to create a little more awareness.