After Silverstone, Sebastian Vettel Visits Waste Management Facility to Seek More Knowledge

Published 07/21/2021, 10:41 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 5, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel after qualifying REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


Sebastian Vettel took a stand for the environment on Sunday. In a heartwarming gesture, he stayed back after his DNF at the British GP to pick up the litter left by the fans on the grandstands. The four-time world champion spent hours clearing trash from the stands. He has been very outspoken about environmental concerns about sustainability. Last Sunday, Vettel showcased a beautiful example of practice what you preach.

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Sebastian said, “It is important that we all respect the environment and not rely on other people to clean up behind us.”

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Vettel didn’t stop there; after a tiresome evening on the stands, he went to Grundon Waste Management facilities to learn about recycling the next morning. The German saw how waste recycling is managed, and how items that can’t be recycled get incinerated.

Keep it clean- Sebastian Vettel

“The clock is ticking. We now need to find solutions that will help our planet. That is why it is now up to ourselves to let actions speak for themselves and not to ignore the climate crisis. We all have a responsibility.”

The anti-litter drive at Silverstone involved a group of fans helping Vettel clean the trash left by around 140,000 spectators. Even after a disappointing race, nothing could interfere with Seb and his drive to create a better world.

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Vettel has used his platform to create awareness about finding more sustainable alternatives for the planet’s future and has initiated numerous projects for the same. In Austria, the Aston Martin driver collaborated with young students to make a bee hotel.

Sebastian Vettel has been actively involved in trying to eradicate the environmental crisis. To broaden his knowledge, he actively takes part and comes up with projects to achieve what he wants. This has made him one of the most down-to-earth and engaging drivers on the grid.

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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