F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel Continues Inspirational Escapade with Recent London School Visit

Published 05/14/2022, 2:02 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Miami Grand Prix – Miami International Autodrome, Miami, Florida, U.S. – May 8, 2022 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel is seen before the race REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sebastian Vettel has become the talk of the town with his latest showing on BBC Question Time. Apart from that, Vettel has also visited the Oasis Academy Johanna school in London. And now was more than Aston Martin’s Chief Communications Officer, Matt Bishop. Vettel even earned praises for his effort from the former F1 world champion, Damon Hill. 

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Tweeting about it, Matt claimed the trip to the school was “inspirational”, he also explained why such a visit. He also added, “It’s a fantastic school, offering extra services to support the normal curriculum, because many of its pupils are from very poor families, despite its being in very rich London.”

Sebastian also made a stop at the HMP Feltham, a prison and young offender institute in West London. He cut the ribbon and opened a new car workshop for the inmates; and stressed that they could achieve their dreams if they worked hard enough. 

The Justice Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab also joined Vettel. Raab said to the PA agency that they are trying to set an example; by getting offenders working and getting them into work. 

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“We’re generally changing the whole focus of prisons so that they really do try and give offenders the best chance to get work on the outside, get the skills on the inside, because that gives them the best chance to go straight, turn their lives around.”

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When stepping on the stage of Question Time, few had any idea how wrong Sebastian was going to prove his critics. When asked if he is a hypocrite for driving in Formula 1 and also advocating for clean energy usage, he responded very eloquently. 

He replied, “It’s my passion to drive a car. Every time I step in the car, I love it.“When I get out of the car, of course I’m thinking as well: ‘Is this something we should do, travel the world, wasting resources?”

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Formula One F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – December 2, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference Hassan Ammar/Pool via REUTERS

He also said that we should try and move away from fossil fuels for energy needs, and shift our focus towards renewables.

“We need to stop being dependent [on fossil fuels], and we can, because there are solutions in place,” he said.You know, in Britain, you have this sort of goldmine you’re sitting on, which is wind, and you have the ability to increase your energy supply with wind power, solar.”

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Undoubtedly, the Aston Martin has proved time and time again that he is the best ambassador for Formula 1; and that his critics have nothing against him. 

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Vaibhav Aatreya

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Vaibhav Aatreya is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. His ever-growing passion for the sport, combined with his willingness to learn the inside workings of Formula 1, led him to pursue his graduation in Mechanical Engineering. Having been following the world of motorsports for many years now, Vaibhav loves to pen down his thoughts, giving his take on the ongoings in the sport.

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