Very committed to the issue of the environment and ecology, Sebastian Vettel wishes to take advantage of his notoriety in Formula 1 to raise public awareness on this theme.
The Aston Martin F1 driver was recently a guest on BBC’s ‘Question Time’, and he revealed during the show that he was indeed questioning his presence in motorsport’s premier class.
« When I get out of the car, of course I’m like, ‘is this really something we should be doing, traveling the world and wasting resources’? »
And the quadruple world champion understands that we can find him hypocritical about his position: « Yes, I ask myself certain questions every day and I am not a saint. »
For Walter Rohrl, who was once a double world rally champion, Vettel would probably be better off stopping F1 rather than being affected by such a dilemma.
« Once I wondered what had happened to him. If after 15 years in motorsport I start to think that I’m doing harm to the environment, then I better stop! »
« He can’t complain and say he wants to do something for the environment while traveling all around the world for Formula 1. You have to live your life around that. »
« I like him and so I hope he won’t let his ideas push him to do anything, like for example Greenpeace which keeps blocking public transport. »