Sebastian Vettel on Formula 1: Clear criticism

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Formula 1 veteran Sebastian Vettel explains why he has become more political in recent years. And the four-time champion criticizes Formula 1 for not being progressive in every way.

The fact that Sebastian Vettel is expressing himself more and more often and louder on political matters has nothing to do with his Ferrari departure, as the Heppenheimer emphasized in an interview with the “Tages-Anzeiger”. When asked if he learned at Aston Martin that there are more important things in life than trophies, the 34-year-old Swiss resident explains: “I didn’t have to change teams to learn that.”

“I think I’ve just gotten older. Even as a father, views and opinions change. You take responsibility and grow from it. In addition, I’m curious by nature and open to other opinions,” adds the 53-time GP winner. “I find this process natural and completely independent of my team or my job.”

Vettel makes it clear: “Time moves on, even if, paradoxically, it seems to stand still in Formula 1 for some things or opinions.” His political commitment to equality and more environmental protection is viewed critically within the premier class, as the GP star knows.

“Our sport is fast and progressive in many respects, for example in terms of technology and the innovations associated with it. But we’re not exactly pioneers when it comes to ideas,” criticizes Vettel, who also knows the reasons for this: “Because it’s so convenient to hold on to old things: we’re doing so well, everything fits the way it is!”

«Change is often associated with fear that something good might disappear. I don’t really experience the fact that people in Formula 1 see change as an opportunity for the future,” says the four-time champion. “But we also have to make a clear distinction here between outside and inside.”

“Outwardly, Formula 1 always wants to appear open in its communication. To be honest, I lack this courage internally. More is happening now than it was ten years ago, but so much more could happen. In any case, there is still a lot of room for improvement with possible reforms, »Vettel is certain.

Planned Formula 1 World Cup in 2022

23-25 February: Test drives Barcelona, ​​Spain
11-13 March: Test drives Sakhir, Bahrain
March 20: Sakhir, Bahrain
March 27: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
April 10: Melbourne, Australia
April 24th: Imola, Italy
May 8: Miami, USA
May 22nd: Barcelona, ​​Spain
May 29: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 12: Baku, Azerbaijan
June 19: Montreal, Canada
July 3: Silverstone, Great Britain
July 10: Spielberg, Austria
July 24th: Le Castellet, France
July 31: Budapest, Hungary
August 28th: ​​Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
September 4th: Zandvoort, Netherlands
September 11th: Monza, Italy
September 25: Sochi, Russia
October 2: Singapore
October 9: Suzuka, Japan
October 23: Austin, USA
October 30: Mexico City, Mexico
November 13: São Paulo, Brazil
November 20: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

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