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Sebastian Vettel says climate change makes him question his Formula 1 job

Speaking on BBC Question Time, a television panel show mixing politicians and celebrity guests, the German was asked whether his position on the environment made him a hypocrite considering he was part of a “gas-guzzling” sport.”It does, it does, and you’re right when you laugh,” the 34-year-old father-of-three replied. “There’s questions I ask myself every day and 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?'”The Aston Martin driver wore a T-shirt before last weekend’s Miami Grand Prix with the slogan “Miami 2060 – first grand prix underwater – Act Now or Swim Later” to highlight the effects of climate change.He has also been outspoken about the environment and renewable energy as well as addressing human rights and LGBTQ+ issues.Vettel said Formula One, which is making a big push for sustainability, also played an important social role as entertainment.”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,” added the driver, who is out of contract with his team at the end of the year.Formula One is aiming to achieve a net zero-carbon footprint by 2030, with 100% sustainable fuels from 2026 when a new engine is introduced.Vettel also offered opinions on Brexit, the war in Ukraine, whether Finland should join NATO, energy dependence and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s involvement in a “partygate” scandal over breaches of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.



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