Sebastian Vettel He is not one of the drivers with the most activist messages on the current Formula 1 grid. Every weekend he uses the loudspeaker he has to defend human rights, climate change or any issue that refers to the LGTBIQ+ community.
Vettel’s last crusade coincided with the Canadian GP. Since the beginning of the week he could be seen wearing a shirt in which he looked like he was trying to make the environmental impact of bituminous sand extraction.
A message that was not well received by Canadian politicians. She was the Minister of Energy for the province of Alberta, Sonya Savage, which was responsible for branding Vettel a “hypocrite” through social networks. He does not understand, as he explained, why he says that if he is later in a team like Aston Martin, whose main sponsor is Aramco, a Saudi oil company and, according to his message, one of the most polluting companies.
Vettel’s response has not been long in coming. “I am a little disappointed that the politicians have reacted in a personal waywhen it’s not about me at all, but about the big picture,” he explains.
Acknowledge that it may be a mistake. “Yeah I’m a hypocrite for having this job or doing what I love. We all have passions and this is mine,” he defends himself in statements collected by motorsport.es.
“Solutions for the future”
He admits that he wants the moment of change to come. That’s why he uses the speaker he has. “But there are solutions for the future, to make racing more sustainable and not dependent on fossil fuelsand from that point of view, the future looks exciting.”
“But I find it disappointing that they are reacting to this issue with personal attacks rather than focusing on the big picture. In fact, the message should be that we should avoid relying on fossil fuels and instead use renewable energy sources”Vettel concludes.