Here’s How Sebastian Vettel Followed Up His Litter Collection Drive at Silverstone

Published 07/20/2021, 3:11 AM EDT
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


Following a brilliant qualifying session and F1 sprint, Sebastian Vettel endured a series of heartbreaks during the race at the British Grand Prix. However, that did not stop the German from showcasing his care for the environment.

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Although most of the focus was on the race winner, Lewis Hamilton, the limelight gradually shifted onto his former rival, Vettel, who barely made an impact in the rather eventful race.

How, you might ask?

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Well, following the checkered flag, the four-time world champion marched his way onto the empty stands along with his crew to clear out the garbage left behind by the spectators. Consequently, a huge British crowd swarmed around the empty tiers to cherish the German playing a role in pursuing a clean environment.

Why Vettel chose to join the garbage collection drive

Speaking to Bild, Vettel opened up about why he chose to clean up the rubbish on the stands after the race at Silverstone.

It is important that we all respect the environment and not rely on other people to clean up behind us. Together we can make a difference,” the Aston Martin driver said.

After collecting the rubbish, the German will apparently be heading to a waste incineration plant to create awareness around what happens to the garbage left behind. Furthermore, he is also keen on elaborating the world on how more waste can be avoided.

Aston Martin, too, shared an appreciation post for the world champion on social media. They wrote, “Sunday night at Silverstone. The British Grand Prix is ​​over, but for Seb, the race to save the planet never ends.

Tough break for Sebastian Vettel at Silverstone

It was a weekend of hope for the Aston Martin driver; Vettel was on course to secure strong points for the team, having finished in the top 10 in both qualifying and sprint.

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However, the race ended up being a horror show for the German. After a brilliant start to the race, Vettel was defending hard against Fernando Alonso and almost pulled off. But, in the end, Vettel ended up spinning near the old pit lane entry, which left him in P19.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during qualifying REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Despite desperate efforts, Vettel couldn’t do much. Ultimately, with a few laps left in hand, Aston Martin ordered Vettel to retire the car, halting the German from seeing the checkered flag. So, after leaving Silverstone empty-handed, can Vettel get his redemption at Hungaroring next weekend?

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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