Despite being one of the most popular guys in the sport, four time world champion Sebastian Vettel has no social media account. While his peers, including Raikkonen enjoy enormous social media following, opening up about their lives, their family and their life outside the formula one circus, Vettel has been relatively quite about the same. He’s preferred to keep his family away from the media attention.
His fans (including us) have always tried to decode more about his personal life. Very few even know that he’s married and has three children. But to all the curious people, Vettel has finally offered an explanation as to why he has decided to boycott Social Media.
“The platforms do exactly the opposite of what they claim,” he said in an interview with Auto Moto und Sport.
“They do not show the real picture. If you have millions of followers, then no photo goes out uncensored.
“Like you think you know people from the television. It’s a self-expression stage that makes money. The user does not really learn anything. It falls into the category of entertainment.”
“I have no need to communicate. Why should I tell people where I am right now? I do not want to criticize anyone who does it.
“Everyone has the freedom to do what they want, but I’m not part of this race.”
He further spoke of the role of technology and Information Technology in the sport.
“In terms of sports, the power of the computer helps us enormously,” he added. “Only then can we build these cars as we have them now.
“In general, I am very skeptical about the whole thing. It will be interesting to see how far we end up going.
“In the end, however, everyone has to decide for themselves how much they want to be part of this digital world.”