In recent years, Sebastian Vettel has increasingly commented on various problems that are currently affecting the world. He drew attention to various social and political issues, but also to the climate problem. Thursday evening was that Aston-Martin The F1 driver guest-starred on the UK TV show Question Time, which discussed some of the current political and global issues. This time, much emphasis was placed on the energy crisis. Vettel emphasized during the show that it is important that countries are not dependent on one energy supplier, as his home country Germany is dependent on Russian energy. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Germany has found itself in a difficult situation.
When the host of the show Vettel pointed out that he plays a “gas guzzling” sport, the audience was greeted with laughter. “It is, and it’s laughable because there are questions I ask myself every day,” he admitted. “I’m not a saint. I am very concerned about the future, including issues related to energy, energy dependency and the path we will take in the future. In terms of energy, we have to be independent and that is possible, because solutions already exist. There is a gold mine in the UK called Wind. It is possible to generate more energy with wind power, but also with the sun.”
Vettel added that he regularly wonders whether he should drive in Formula 1 given his focus on climate and travel around the world to do so. “I have control over certain things and I don’t have control over certain things. Driving is my passion, I love it. I’m happy every time I get in the car. But when I get out of the car, I naturally ask myself, should we do that? Traveling the world, wasting energy resources?” Vettel continues. “I ask myself a lot of questions. I do many things because I think I can do better. Do I have to take the plane every time? No, not if I can drive the car. Some things I have control over, others I don’t.”