Hamilton ‘proud’ of Vettel for environmental activism

Date published: October 17 2021 - Jamie Woodhouse

Sebastian Vettel with Lewis Hamilton. Russia September 2021

Lewis Hamilton is “proud” to see his fellow F1 driver Sebastian Vettel become an increasingly active voice for positive change.

Recently Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto said he had noticed Vettel’s interest growing in environmental issues during recent years, and indeed Vettel has branched out into a range of different projects to help the environment.

During the first lockdown Vettel completed an internship in bio-farming, while his 2021 projects have included the construction of a bee hotel in Austria and organising a litter-pick at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix.

Vettel has also been far from shy when it comes to making his beliefs clear to Formula 1, and also nations which the series has visited.

All of this has gone down well with Hamilton, also known for his activism, as the two drivers with a combined 11 Drivers’ Championships look to use their platforms to make a difference in their chosen causes.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates P2 in Hungary. August, 2021.

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“I’ve been incredibly proud of Sebastian for doing him,” Hamilton is quoted by RacingNews365.com.

“He’s discovered things that he’s passionate about and speaking about them, and he’s not shying away from it.

“With the older generation, when we get to our age, we have more empathy. He’s got a family, he’s thinking about the future of his kids and the planet.

“He’s obviously trying to be a beacon of light for those kids and for the kids that support him. We speak often, and we talk on these topics.”

 

So is there a chance that the pair could work together on a future project?

At the moment Hamilton says there are no such plans, but reaffirmed that they talk to each other often about specific issues during a race weekend.

“We don’t have any plans of doing anything in future, but if there is a specific issue, on a weekend, we discuss it, and we support each other,” Hamilton stated.