Oops! Did Formula 1 star Sebastian Vettel (34) expect this violent reaction? It is the German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer who reacts to Vettel’s demand that politicians should do more to fight climate change.
For Scheuer, Vettel’s statements are hypocrisy. The CSU politician says to «Bild.de»: «Residence in Switzerland, with the whole entourage of a Formula 1 team on the road around the world, many flights every year – I firmly assume that Sebastian Vettel himself and his Employer Aston Martin offset their own emissions of climate-damaging gases by buying CO2 certificates from climate protection projects. “
Switching to the slower Formula E?
However, the four-time F1 champion, who came out as a Green voter, actually does it. Vettel offsets its CO2 emissions at the Swiss company Climeworks, which specializes in filtering carbon dioxide from the air. Vettel explains: “That is significantly more expensive. But I can understand it better than if a tree is planted somewhere that I will never see. “
For better environmental protection, the Thurgau resident by choice also calls for a speed limit on German motorways. That makes Transport Minister Scheuer smile. With a wink, he advises Vettel to change the racing series: “With a look at the current drivers’ standings in Formula 1, you could find a change to Formula E as logical anyway. There are also lower top speeds than in Formula 1. “
However, the Heppenheimer does not drive electrically yet, but rather like this weekend at the Formula 1 race in Turkey – with a special helmet design that is intended to draw attention to the pollution of the world’s oceans. (red)