In recent years, Sebastian Vettel has increasingly spoken out on various environmental and climate change issues. For example, he stood on the podium at the opening of the Miami Grand Prix wearing a T-shirt in which he drew attention to climate change and rising sea levels. Last week, the German took a seat on a British talk show where he hinted that the climate crisis was making him question whether he should still drive in Formula 1.
These statements have now also arrived in Formula E. Should Vettel be interested in continuing his career in a more environmentally friendly class, DS Techeetah is willing to give him a chance to test. “Sebastian is very interested in protecting the environment and thinking about climate change, just like we do in Formula E,” said team principal Thomas Chevaucher Car picture† “We don’t know how interested he is in continuing his career in Formula E. That is not the topic here either, but we would like to give him the opportunity to try out a CO2-neutral racing car.”
DS Techeetah is not the first team that Vettel has offered a test in recent weeks. After the Aston Martin driver criticized the Miami International Autodrome during the Miami F1 weekend and said he’d rather drive at a real American track like Road America, Bobby Rahal saw his chance. IndyCar team co-owner Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing said he is willing to host a test at the racetrack near Elkhart Lake for Vettel, who can then get his first meters in an IndyCar. It is not yet known whether he will actually accept the offer.