“Everybody is free to do what they want, and exactly that is a point,” said the four-time F1 champion.
“I find it embarrassing for a country that is in the European Union to be having to vote or having some laws like this. I just think we have had so many opportunities to learn in the past. I can’t understand why they are struggling to see that everybody should be free to do what they like, love who they love, and it’s along the lines of live and let live.”
Following Sebastian’s litter-picking activities at Silverstone, the next stage in the process was to visit GRUNDON in Slough, one of the UK’s largest Waste Management Facilities.
This was an opportunity for Sebastian to see first hand what happens to all the waste we produce. He learned more about the recycling processes for certain materials and was introduced to the incineration for litter that cannot be recycled – an alternative to waste being buried in landfill sites.
Sebastian enjoyed a tour of the GRUNDON facility, helped recycle the waste that had been collected from Silverstone, and spent several hours discussing waste management techniques with the staff at the facility.
• Follow the whole story in the upcoming documentary on sebastianvettel.com
Sebastian Vettel’s focus on protecting the environment saw him lead a litter picking exercise following today’s British GP.
“I think it is important that we all respect the environment and don’t rely on other people to clear up after us. We have to start somewhere and each one of us can make a difference now” said Sebastian.
The film of this event will be released in the coming days.
→ Second place in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
…IS RYDER, HONEY RYDER.
→ The name of Sebastian’s new ASTON MARTIN Formula 1 racing car refers to Honey Ryder, the Bond girl in the first James Bond film Dr. No, played by Ursula Andress.