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

Published 06/27/2021, 7:06 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – April 29, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys


Despite a poor outing these last few years, many consider Sebastian Vettel to be one of the greatest drivers in F1 history. He won 4 consecutive world championships with Red Bull from 2010 to 2013. Everyone in the motorsport community respects Vettel, and he is also very influential in F1.

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Seb Vettel has never been afraid to speak his mind on issues. He is the driver who tackles things head-on and is not bothered about people’s perceptions of him. Like Lewis Hamilton, he has recently been advocating sustainability in the world of Formula 1.

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, being an international sport, requires a lot of traveling, which increases the sport’s overall the carbon footprint. Vettel revealed that because of this reason, he used to question his stance on sustainability in his early years.

“When I started paying attention to sustainability years ago, of course, I had to ask myself whether I am a hypocrite,” admitted 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.” (Translated via Google Translate)

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?

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After a string of impressive performances, Seb qualified P14 for the race at the Styrian Grand Prix. Unfortunately, he could not maximize the performance of the package of Aston Martin for this weekend.

However, neither his team nor Vettel himself would be too worried, as the German is currently in excellent form, having finished in the points in the last three races. In fact, he finished P2 in Baku, securing the British team’s first ever podium.

He will now look to give it his all and make it up the grid as the laps go by.

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Do you think the four-time world champion will be able to finish inside points in Austria? Comment below to let us know.

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