Heartening Video Proves Why Sebastian Vettel Is Unlike Any Other F1 Driver

Published 08/05/2021, 5:42 AM EDT
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


Earlier this season, Sebastian Vettel earned the respect and the love of Formula One fans at Silverstone. His gesture of picking up litter around the grandstands of the track earned recognition from all across, and the world applauded him for his actions.

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Now, the German won the hearts of F1 fans once again. While the rest of the grid were leaving the Hungaroring in their fancy supercars, Vettel choose a more eco-friendly mode of transport.

Sebastian Vettel has a simple mode of transport compared to his colleagues

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While the likes of Lando Norris, George Russell, Yuki Tsunoda, Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, and even his own Aston Martin teammate, Lance Stroll, left the track in their supercars, the 4-time world champion rode his bicycle, even though it was pouring.

Even though spectators were happy to catch a glimpse of their favorite drivers as they left the venue, they were completely shocked and over the moon as they saw Vettel ride his bicycle in the rain.

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A heartbreaking weekend for the German

The 34-year-old would want to put the events of Budapest behind him as quickly as possible. Vettel pushed the limits of his Aston Martin to catch Alpine’s Esteban Ocon for the lead of the race. However, as he was unsuccessful, he had to settle for second place.

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Unfortunately, his weekend soon took a turn for the worse as he was disqualified and he lost his 18 hard-earned points. The reason for his elimination was that the team didn’t provide the FIA with a sufficient amount of fuel samples.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel before the race Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna

Because of this, the Silverstone-based team left this race weekend empty-handed.

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Now, with the summer break on, Vettel & Co will hope to regroup and come back stronger for the next race. The Belgian GP at Spa is still a few weeks away and Aston Martin will aim to seize points that will help them in their championship hopes.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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