Sebastian Vettel, Formula 1 driver, is an athlete who also thinks about the important issues of our time. When it comes to getting vaccinated, he has a clear opinion.
Imola – Formula 1 suffers from the Coronavirus pandemic. Last season, drivers with positive tests withdrew, spectators were no longer there, and the start in Australia had faltered and had to be postponed to Bahrain. In the Arab Gulf state, Sebastian Vettel had already had the opportunity to be vaccinated against the virus. But the 33-year-old family man decided to turn it down and gave a great reason.
Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel deliberately refused vaccination – Aston Martin driver with an urgent statement
The thoughtful Hessian has already drawn attention to himself with statements about social issues or environmental issues. A four-time Formula 1 world champion has become clear to RTL when it comes to vaccinations against the Corona pandemic. “Formula 1 had a vaccination offer in Bahrain.” “I have deliberately refrained from doing this because it was not my turn,” Vettel told the private radio.
It is doubtful that the vaccine he would have used would not have benefited someone “has to be close,” says the seasoned pilot. But it is a matter of principle. There are many people who want to be vaccinated. Many are waiting. Younger people are not at risk as much as the elderly. I’ll get the vaccination, but only when it’s my turn, “Vettel continues, putting himself clearly.
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Drivers such as Sergio Perez or Carlos Sainz, Vettel Ferrari’s successor, accepted the vaccination offer, such as Formel1.de mentioned. Some teams have given their employees the option to take their first dose. Only AlphaTauri prescribed the vaccination for its employees, and tire manufacturer Pirelli also vaccinated all of its employees during the first race weekend of the season.
According to the portal report, the apparent reason for Vettel’s statement was that at that time vaccinations were already taking place at major events in Bahrain, while the local population had not yet received a dose. So, in theory, a local citizen would have to wait longer for every foreign visitor who was vaccinated. Only 1.6 million people live in the kingdom.
This coming weekend, Sebastian Vettel will be in the cockpit for the second time for new business owner Aston Martin in Imola, Italy. Whether he finishes better than his 15th place in Bahrain at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will be shown on Sunday in the race at the legendary Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. (Pay)