Sebastian Vettel is upset with F1 for not changing “fast enough” according to the times.
Vettel has become increasingly outspoken regarding social and environmental issues. His activism has been great to see, but the sport hasn’t been evolving according to what it should be.
Vettel is upset with F1 for not changing “fast enough” according to the times we live in today.
“There will initially only be a 10% share of bio-fuels or ethanol,” he told Frankfurter Allgemeine Newspaper, as quoted by mirror.co.uk.
“Which is neither sufficient nor in keeping with the times. I stand by my criticism. We have all the possibilities, we have the money, the resources, we could do very sensible things with it.”
The Aston Martin driver has been accused of being a hypocrite, given how he drives fast and non-economical cars in real life while advocating environmental activism. The German is aware of the accusations, but insisted that he loves driving and the environment at the same time.
“I drive fast cars for pleasure,” he stated.
“They burn gasoline, fossil fuels that I’m not convinced of. Nevertheless, I drive the car. To participate in Formula 1 also means that I have to fly around the world.
“At the same time, my heart is in it. I would therefore find it wrong to give up Formula 1. Instead, I’m trying to make a difference, to make a difference on both a small and a larger scale.
“If you have invested a lot of money in a team, for example, rapid change may seem like a defeat. But it would be a victory over your own ego,” he concluded.