Vettel cuts current F1 cars with “fascinating but useless technology”

Sebastian Vettel took advantage of the Miami Grand Prix to talk about the hypocritical behavior of Formula 1, in terms of environmental limitations.

On the occasion of Miami Grand Prix Opening Show, Sebastian Vettel was presented with a T-shirt against prevention global warming.

The pilot Aston Martin he did not choose this t-shirt at random from his closet. The Miami Grand Prix could be the first submarine, given its location which is called the most vulnerable large coastal city in the world by the American scientist. Hurricanes, as well as Florida’s extreme weather conditions, represent the impact of ozone depletion.

This public action generated many reactions from the paddock and the fans on social media. The four-time world champion has said he is surprised and even shocked by people’s behavior in the face of environmental problems, which he says should concern the entire population:

We are all hypocrites. The technology we have in the car is fascinating, but it’s useless. When you think that in 50 years we will not be able to sit here because it is flooded. And it will not only affect a distant generation in the future, which will always be very unfair, but our children and the next generation.

People ask why this is so important to you, and I don’t understand the question. This should be important for everyone! », declares to the microphone of TheDrive.

Sebastian Vettel especially highlighted Formula 1. According to him, the discipline has a hypocritical behavior They face environmental issues and should use state-of-the-art technology to reduce their carbon footprint:

“We are all hypocrites, but I would love to know if we could find a way not to burn fuel in Formula 1. I think what motorsport in general should have in common is to use the power of engineering and determination and drive to drive performance for the general good, and we don’t. The technology we have in the car is fascinating, but it’s useless.

I think we have a bigger responsibility. I’m not the perfect example to some extent. We’re not all that, and that’s why we have to push. Obviously, the big manufacturers are moving the F1 hybrid to the road car, but that’s it. I think we’ve gotten used to some things and it would be very difficult to tell everyone that they won’t be able to do them in the future. And that would also be the wrong approach.

But imagine what it would be like if there weren’t that many cars. It would be a better version of Miami Beach. So sometimes I think, you know, why cling to something that we know is wrong and not the future. I mean, we love cars. It’s something all drivers have in common. Everyone who works here in the paddock has one thing in common. Probably the most, if not all, fans have in common, though we need to take the next step.

I don’t care if it’s electric, hydrogen, or some other form of mobility in the future, but that will change. It has to be something else. Now we can’t stand still. »

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