WATCH: Vettel-Inspired Aston Martin F1 Fans Clean Up Litter From COTA Grandstands After US GP

Published 10/25/2021, 10:03 AM EDT
Motor racing – Formula One – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel arrives at the circuit REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


Sebastian Vettel may not be contesting for the drivers’ championship anymore, but he is still a fan favorite. He does enjoy a very different kind of fandom in the motorsport world. He has recently been advocating sustainability in the world and is keeping to his word.

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Earlier in the year at Silverstone, we spotted him picking up litter from the grandstands after the race. It highlighted the amount of litter that people were leaving behind after a race. Although he did not really want to be seen doing it, Vettel hopes people learn from his act of kindness.

Before the beginning of the race in Austin, he had asked the people to not litter or at least pick up the litter. He had mentioned that it only adds the work for the ground staff.

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Aston Martin Cognizant team took to social media to post some pictures of fans picking up litter.

“At the British GP, Sebastian inspired fans with his post-race cleanup. Today, our fans came together to pick up litter and carry on this important message. We endeavor to leave a positive mark at every destination we travel to. Make your mark. I / AM. #IAMUSA.” wrote Aston Martin.

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Sebastian Vettel analyzes his race in Austin

The German driver finished 10th in the US Grand Prix in Austin. He started the race from P17 and made up the places by passing other drivers on the track and by strategy during the pit stops.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 21, 2021, Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

” Yeah, I mean it’s good to take a point, so I’m happy about that. Happy with the strategy we chose, so yeah, it helped us to have fresher tires at the end and managed to pass the people to take the point,” said Sebastian.

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He also commented on his pass on George Russell.

” I like racing George, not the first time this year, he knows where his car is. He is always fair. Obviously, he sometimes had the upper hand today and sometimes I had the upper hand so that was good fun I enjoyed it.”

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It is good to see the message that Vettel has been advocating is resonating with the people.

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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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