Sebastian Vettel questions F1’s credibility over sustainability moves

Baku, September 27, AZERTAC

Sebastian Vettel has said if Formula 1 judges itself, all of its environmental pledges are just “a nice slogan”, according to planetf1.com.
The German has become one of the leading voices in F1 in recent years when it comes to speaking about topics he is passionate about and in that regard, it seems nothing is more important to Vettel than matters of the environment.
Throughout this season, he has been known to wear special race helmets raising awareness to issues ongoing in the host country and earlier this year he appeared on the BBC’s Question Time show in the UK.
During the broadcast, Vettel was asked about his views on climate change and while he admitted to being a hypocrite, he called on world leaders to do more when it comes to tackling the climate emergency.
Considering the travel logistics involved, Formula 1 has the perception of being one of the worst sports when it comes to carbon emissions and the sport has set goals to make itself greener.
The engines, while still being V6s, use sustainable fuel and the sport’s bosses have given 2030 as their target to be carbon-neutral.
However, Vettel has questioned the legitimacy of these targets and said if there is nobody there to control F1, these goals are simply “a nice slogan”.
“The question is what happens if they don’t meet the targets?” he asked during an interview with Auto Motor und Sport. “Who is the controller?
“If Formula 1 controls itself, that’s a nice slogan but not particularly credible. In the end, it is important that you are also prepared to take a slice of your own profits in order to take credible steps with it.”

Sports 2022-09-27 10:35:00