After George Russell had his emotional outburst on the grid following his crash with Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel has come out in support of the young Brit.
The Williams driver’s angry comments at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix led to heated arguments with Bottas and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff. Russell, however, apologised for his behavior later on.
Vettel, who like Russell is a Grand Prix Drivers’ Association director, claimed that emotions can be like a two-edged sword. However, people will only find negative things out of every situation.
“Emotions go both ways,” said Vettel. “They go positive and they go negative otherwise they wouldn’t be emotions.
“They can’t swing only one way. There would be no highs without lows or lows without highs.
“Nowadays, the question I guess is what do the people want? On the one hand, they want emotions and on the other, if they get emotions they say ‘How can you? How dare you? Why did you do this and why did you do that?'”
Vettel goes on to say that it is impossible for one to please everyone with their actions. All we can do is be true to ourselves.
“I think the secret is you cannot please everyone so just be yourself,” added Vettel.
“There are limits to the actions we do on track and maybe off track but I don’t think you should worry that much.
“But nowadays, everybody has an opinion and it is what people want to write and read about so we can understand the background.”
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