Twitter Lauds ‘Pure Class’ Vettel for His Heroic Reaction to Norris’ Disastrous F1 Crash at Spa

Published 08/28/2021, 11:08 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


McLaren driver Lando Norris had a massive crash in the Q3 session at the Belgian Grand Prix. He was one of the first drivers to go out for a run in the session, but suddenly the rain intensified. He crashed at the Raidillon corner when his car aquaplaned, causing a big crash. Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel quickly went on to check on the British driver.

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Vettel was fuming on the radio, as he had, moments before the crash, stated on the team radio that the session should be red-flagged. He stopped his car alongside Norris to check on him. This gesture of the four-time world champion has earned him praise from all corners of the F1 fandom.

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Sebastian Vettel earns praise for his kind gesture after Norris crash

Almost everyone on social media expressed their concern regarding the accident. But everyone also praised the Aston Martin driver’s gesture to check on Lando after a horrible crash.

“Sebastian Vettel is pure class. Checking to see if Norris is OK,” said one account.

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Impeccable old-school elder-statesman behavior from Seb Vettel just now, making sure that Lando Norris was OK after his big Eau Rouge shunt. I’ve said it before & I’m saying it again: I’m massively proud to work with such a great guy,” wrote Matt Bishop.

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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