Despite trying to “set a good example” in F1, Sebastian Vettel has been fined for breaking out of a meeting in Austria.
Although he is trying to “set a good example” in F1, Sebastian Vettel was fined for running away from a meeting in Austria.
The four-time world champion, who is increasingly involved in social, cultural and environmental activism, has had his €25,000 fine suspended until the end of 2022.
According to stewards, the 35-year-old man flew out of the driver’s briefing.
“Drivers of this caliber are role models for all drivers around the world and in the view of the stewards, Vettel did not meet that standard in this instance,” the statement said.
He has previously responded to those who think he should stop moralizing and telling people what to do and get on with racing his Aston Martin.
“I’m not a saint, I can’t tell anyone how to behave,” the German told Sport1.
“But I try to set a good example and use the platform of Formula 1 to inspire people. For example, I went to Spielberg instead of flying.”
He also wore a bee themed t-shirt Red Bull A ring pen and a bee-style helmet in his cockpit to promote the idea of sustainable development.
“I’m not doing this for myself, but for the greater good,” Vettel insists.
“And maybe when it comes to sustainability, I’m also driven by the typical question that Formula 1 drivers ask: ‘Why aren’t we fast enough?’