Rosberg Optimistic of Sebastian Vettel Following Lewis Hamilton into Extreme E

Published 03/19/2021, 7:19 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel arrives ahead of testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Sebastian Vettel will continue his F1 journey as he will don the British Racing Green overalls of Aston Martin for the 2021 season. But he won’t just be wearing green on the track as he is a renowned supporter of sustainable and green living.

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The German has made no secret of his passion for sustainability. Therefore, Nico Rosberg believes he will find his way into Extreme E sooner rather than later.

Vettel has been a vocal supporter of initiatives that lead to green living. He was one of the first people to voice support for F1’s initiative of a net-zero carbon footprint in the sport by 2030. 

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The Extreme E series is an FIA-sanctioned international off-road racing series that takes place in remote and picturesque locales of the Amazon rainforest and the Arctic region.

If Vettel were to jump ship, he would be the third F1 driver past or present to be involved in this exciting series after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg himself. 

Sebastian Vettel will eventually take part in Extreme E according to Rosberg

In an interview (translated via Google), Rosberg was asked about whether Vettel could be lured into Extreme E. He was optimistic about that happening.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and second place finisher and World Drivers Champion Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP on the podium during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The German said, “Right. Maybe we’ll get him in there somehow. It’s nice to see that Sebastian is also following in my footsteps when it comes to sustainability, because he has a huge fan base and can influence so many people in a positive way. It’s always great when more athletes join in and push the topic.”

Can the No. 5 fulfill his ambition of winning another world title before making a foray into another series?

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Sebastian Vettel has struggled to make an impact in the drivers’ championship since the 2018 German Grand Prix, which saw him out of the lead. That development led to a gradual loss of confidence, which led to him having his horror 2020 season.

He has made the move to Aston Martin as he likes the environment around the project and gives him a pleasant reminder of his marauding Red Bull days.

Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

But the early indications from preseason don’t look too bright, as the team didn’t do well in the three-day program. The German will be hoping that the team rectifies their issues and offers him the opportunity to compete at the top of the food chain; for he’s had enough of the smell of burnt rubber.

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Ashish Thomas

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Ashish Thomas is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having followed motorsports since age 5, Ashish holds an enviable knowledge of F1 history. Ashish holds extensive experience in sports writing, having previously worked for SportsQuest and Fansided.

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