Sebastian Vettel hails from Heppenheim, West Germany and became the youngest person to win the Formula One (F1) world drivers’ championship. He also went to win the title in 2011–13. While growing up Vettel looked upto German racing icon Michael Schumacher. Despite being a racing prodigy, Vettel had a bumpy ride in his F1 circuit: he finished no higher than fourth in his first 21 races. His first win came at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix, in which Vettel set a record, at age 21 years and 2 months, becoming the youngest F1 race winner ever.
Vettel joined Ferrari team for two solid seasons but did not reach his previous heights, he went on to finishing in third place in 2015 and fourth in 2016. His 2017 season he won three of the first six races. Though, he managed only two more victories, and this led to end the year in second place, behind Lewis Hamilton. Vettel had similar results in 2018, winning five races and finishing the season as runner-up to Hamilton. He struggled over the next two seasons, winning only one event in 2019 and none in 2020. This led to part ways with Ferrari and in 2021 he signed with Aston Martin.
Sebastian Vettel has time and again stressed about the sport’s need to become more sustainable, a compulsion born out of the German’s active interest in the environment and sustainability issues. While interacting with CNN was quoted saying “If we can be the formula to actually develop what the world can use and needs, that would be great. Because then any question or doubt you have about Formula One, whether it’s necessary or not, if we can provide a solution to the future to make a giant leap forward, then that’s great.”
Sebastian Vettel took to social media by storm when a video went gone viral in which , he can been clean all the garbage along with a group of fans. It is so common to see Fans buying snacks and beverages for the event, but the sad part is many of them leave their rubbish in the stands. The environmentally-conscious Vettel was seeing wearing t-shirt urging race fans to ‘keep it clean’ – stayed behind to help cleaners get rid of the garbage.
The video was shared by Formula One’s official Instagram account and fans can see Vetter carrying two bin bags full of rubbish from one of the stands and wrote “He had a tough race, but it didn’t stop Sebastian Vettel keeping to his word and staying behind with a group of fans to help clear the litter in the stands.”
SEBASTIAN VETTEL showed his class after the British Grand Prix by helping Silverstone staff clear litter from the stands. The four-time world champion was certainly heartbroken not to finish the race. But he didn’t let his emotions ruin his day, and went out of his way to clean up the mess left by fans after the British Grand Prix.
Vettel is not having the best of seasons this year as he is struggling for consistency. In the 2021 drivers standings, currently being led by Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing with 185 points, Vettel stands at tenth place with just 30 points alongside his name.