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I Went Into Deep Introspection About My ‘Hypocrite’ F1 Lifestyle: Sebastian Vettel on Sustainability Push

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I Went Into Deep Introspection About My ‘Hypocrite’ F1 Lifestyle: Sebastian Vettel on Sustainability Push

Sebastian Vettel is a 4-time world champion in Formual1. He won 4 consecutive world championships with Red Bull from 2010 to 2013. Many consider the German as one of the greatest drivers in F1 history. Everyone in the motorsport community respects Vettel, and he is also very influential in F1.

Seb Vettel has never been afraid to speak his mind on issues. He is the driver in F1 who tackles issues head-on and is not bothered about people’s perceptions of him. Vettel has recently been advocating sustainability in the world.

Sebastian Vettel during the presser at the F1 French GP
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – FIA Press Conference – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 17, 2021, Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

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Sebastian Vettel avoids frequent flying whenever possible

According to motorsport-total, F1 as a sport requires a lot of traveling which increases the carbon footprint in the world. Because of this reason Vettel mentioned in his early years he used to question his stance on sustainability.

“When I started paying attention to sustainability years ago, of course, I had to ask myself whether I am a hypocrite,” admits Vettel.

He also stated,” On the one hand, I pollute the environment through my work, on the other hand, I propagate things to protect the environment. So first I changed my habits, such as frequent flying, and then I talked about it.” (Quotes translated from German using Google)

Sebastian Vettel
Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – June 24, 2021, Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna

He also mentioned he takes trains or arrives by car to avoid taking flights whenever possible, “For example to Monza, to Imola or this week to Spielberg. “

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Can Vettel continue his form at the Styrian Grand Prix?

Sebastian Vettel qualified P14 for the race at the Styrian Grand Prix. He mentioned he could not maximize the performance of the package of Aston Martin for this weekend. But Vettel is currently in excellent form as he has scored points in 3 consecutive races.

He also finished P2 at Baku. Vettel will look to put on some overtaking moves and also gain positions through strategy in the Red bull ring on race day.

What do you think? Can Vettel finish in points in Austria? Comment below to let us know.

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