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Published 10/08/2021, 4:41 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 29, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel gets out of the car before the start of the race due to bad weather Pool via REUTERS/John Thys


Sebastian Vettel will debut a new helmet design at the Turkish Grand Prix. The Aston Martin driver has been wearing a pink helmet throughout the year which addresses environmental concerns. The new helmet is also related to him addressing another critical environmental concern.

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Vettel previously used to have a white helmet with the german flag strip across it. But since he has joined Aston Martin at the start of the 2021 season, he has a pink helmet because of one of the team’s main sponsors, BWT.

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The Aston Martin driver debuts a new helmet at Turkey GP

The 4-time world champion has been quite active in raising his voice around environmental concerns. In his latest endeavor, he is raising awareness towards the noble cause of ocean conversation.

The Aston Martin Cognizant F1 team took to social media to present the new helmet design to the world.

BWT had previously been the title sponsor of the team and is a company that is based on educating people towards water conversation. “Change the world, sip by sip.” is the company’s motto which is also on the rear of Vettel’s helmet. The message focused on bringing the attention of people towards CO2 emissions caused by the transport and use of disposable plastic bottles.

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Vettel is very passionate about environmental issues and was spotted many times in F1 doing his bit to make his voice heard. He was seen building a bee house and also picking up litter from the grandstands in Silverstone. Not to mention, he has arrived on the paddock on a bicycle on many different occasions throughout his career.

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“The future is important and we must do our best to protect the planet for children and young people. We all share this responsibility and if we come together, we can make a difference,” said Vettel.

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As a Formula 1 driver, I think it’s right to speak up on this subject and have my voice heard. I am pleased to have found a partner in BWT that shares the same perspective and goals.

By cutting down the amount of plastic waste, we can make the world a little better, sip by sip.” said Vettel about his pink helmet.

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Other than supporting an important cause, the helmet looks very nice and can be spotted instantly in the paddock.

Do you like Vettel’s new lid? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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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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