Sebastian Vettel, the 34-year-old four-times Formula One champion, unveiled later this week that a flurry of environmental chaos including a series of droughts and heatwaves across various parts of the globe, numerous wildfires on a regular interval, a much quicker-than-anticipated meltdown of glaciers alongside a barrage of erratically behaving cyclones among others, had made him question his job as an F1 driver.
Speaking in an interview with the BBC Question Time, a TV show that brings forth a marvelous mélange of politicians and celebrity guests, while being asked whether his position on environment change was making him a hypocrite given the fact that he is a critical part of a sport that deliberately promotes usage of fossil fuel, the German said, “It does, it does, and you're right when you laugh”.
Vettel said he feels guilty of being part of a sport that promotes fossil fuel
Apart form that, adding that he was no saint, Vettel, a father of three said, “…I'm not a saint.
"Certain things are in my control and certain things are not. It's my passion to drive a car, I love it and every time I step in the car, I love it. When I get out of the car, of course I'm thinking as well 'Is this something that we should do, travel the world, wasting resources?'” Nonetheless, addressing to the flipside of the coin as F1 has been pushing for sustainable energy, Vettel said, “There's things that I do because I feel I can do them better.
Do I need to take a plane every time? No, not when I can take the car”. Formula One aims to foster a net-zero carbon policy by 2030.