Why does Vettel continue to avoid social media?

Date published: December 15 2018

Sebastian Vettel: Not a social media fan

Sebastian Vettel has explained why he continues to have zero social media presence despite being one of the biggest names in Formula 1.

The four-time World Champion is one of the rare few who chooses not to connect with his fanbase on social media, instead preferring to keep as much as his life as possible away from the public eye.

And Vettel has said its predominant form of being a platform for entertainment, rather than a informative tool, that sees him continue to stay firmly away from the spotlight.

“The platforms do exactly the opposite of what they claim,” Vettel told Auto Motor und Sport.

“They do not show the real picture. If you have millions of followers, then no photo goes out uncensored.

“Like you think you know people from the television. It’s a self-expression stage that makes money. The user does not really learn anything. It falls into the category of entertainment.”

“I have no need to communicate. Why should I tell people where I am right now? I do not want to criticize anyone who does it.

“Everyone has the freedom to do what they want, but I’m not part of this race.”

Vettel went on to say that modern technology does have its benefits in Formula 1 and is intrigued to see how it continues to develop.

“In terms of sports, the power of the computer helps us enormously,” he added.

“Only then can we build these cars as we have them now.

“In general, I am very sceptical about the whole thing. It will be interesting to see how far we end up going.

“In the end, however, everyone has to decide for themselves how much they want to be part of this digital world.”

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