In a heartwarming gesture, despite having been abandoned by the British Grand Prix on the 48th lap, Sebastian Vettel went to the stands to clean all the garbage along with a group of fans. Vettel clearly did not have the best Grand Prix of his career this Sunday at the Silverstone as the German spun off in the fourth round itself and destroyed his chances of finishing strong before also retiring as many as ten laps from time.
However, despite an ordinary outing, the Aston Martin driver stood out from the rest, as he encouraged a bunch of fans to clean the stands after the end of the race and led the campaign himself. The four-time world champion's initiative was made public on social networking sites by the fans who shot a video of him with his mask and gloves on, picking up garbage from the stands and putting it in the trash bins.
Later, the video and pictures were also shared by Formula 1 as all well as his racing side Aston Martin.
"Sunday evening at Silverstone. The #BritishGP weekend is over. But for Seb, the race for the planet never ends. 💚," Aston Martin captioned the pictures. Meanwhile, Formula 1 wrote, "After a tough race, Sebastian Vettel stayed behind with a group of fans to help the clear-up at Silverstone," along with a video.
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It is worth highlighting that this is not the first time that Vettel has campaigned for an environmental cause. Earlier, in 2019 he had already gone on record saying that Formula 1 would be "stupid" if they continue to ignore environmental problems like global warming. Moreover, he also dons the pink colours of the BWT brand, to "fight against plastic bottles" although it can be said that it is his financial obligation as it is one of the sponsors of the team.
After having joined Aston Martin from Ferrari last season, 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.