MUST-SEE: Eco-Warrior Sebastian Vettel Visited Revolutionary Facility in Iceland After Dutch GP

Published 09/10/2021, 8:19 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix REUTERS/Florion Goga


Sebastian Vettel and his immense love for the planet knows no bounds. On his way to Monza, Vettel took a quick break in Iceland. There, the champion looked to broaden his knowledge on climate change; Vettel visited an air capture and storage plant.

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Updating fans on his website, Vettel revealed his detour to Iceland ahead of the race in Italy. “On Wednesday before traveling to Monza, I was really interested to visit the opening of the Climeworks Orca plant in Iceland. Orca is the world’s first and largest climate-positive direct air capture and storage plant.”

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As per usual, Vettel ended his little announcement with a call for change. “There is no time to waste and new green technology like this is an important instrument that can help against climate change.”

Vettel’s battle for the planet has been well appreciated in F1. Rather than preaching the importance of change, Vettel puts his words into action. Getting close to issues and learning new information has been a part of Vettel’s campaign for a better future. Further, Vettel continuously encourages and inspires his fans to do the same.

Relentless battle for Sebastian Vettel

Vettel has been a leader for change in F1. In a sport where sustainability is a work in progress, Vettel does what he can off the track. From visiting schools and undertaking various campaigns, Vettel is always on the move.

Ahead of the Styrian GP, Vettel spent time with children and build a bee hotel in the shape of an F1 car. The German got his hands dirty, grilling through wooden blocks and collecting pine cones for the project.

Seb’s litter collection at Silverstone did not go unnoticed. Vettel revealed his motives: ‘ think it is important that we all respect the environment and don’t rely on other people to clear up after us. We have to start somewhere and each one of us can make a difference now.”

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While the driver received a lot of praise for the gesture, few know he took it a step further. The next day, Vettel went to a recycling factory to learn more about the process. The ‘Please Don’t Litter. Keep it Clean’ campaign was a success through and through.

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Sebastian Vettel continues to fight battles on and off the track; both highly respectful and inspiring. As Vettel gets ready for the qualifying session on Friday, he would have to keep his team in mind; Aston Martin is falling down a slippery slope on the board. One can only hope to see Vettel redeem himself on the podium in Monza.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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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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