“It’s a matter of principle”: Vettel explains noble reason behind refusing vaccine in Bahrain

Sebastian Vettel has been a part of Formula 1 for almost a decade and half. He has not only matured as a thoughtful driver but also become a more responsible human being. This was reflected when he had a chance to get vaccinated in Bahrain.

Formula 1 drivers had a choice of getting vaccinated in Bahrain before the pre-season testing. But, Vettel decided not to participate in that program. In an interview recently, he revealed his reasons for not opting for the dose.

“It’s a matter of principle. F1 had the offer to be vaccinated in Bahrain,” he said.

“I deliberately refrained from doing it because it’s not my turn yet. It is then questionable whether my vaccine, which I have not used, will benefit someone who should be better off.

“But it is a matter of principle. There are many people who want to be vaccinated.

“Many wait. Younger people are not so much at risk like older ones. I’ll get vaccinated, but only when it’s my turn.”

Vettel has also recently been involved in promoting sustainability in the environment. He believes that every individual can learn a lot from their daily lives and work towards a better tomorrow.

“It is important to recognise what that actually means. What can you save on yourself or what you can do without it hurting you?”

“If you go further, you can switch your electricity provider to renewable energies and so on Make a contribution. Or do without plastic. We no longer have plastic bottles at home,” he explained.

It is really good to see that drivers use the Formula 1 platform to talk about various causes and global issues. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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