Sebastian Vettel campaigns for everybody, not simply Method 1 drivers : PlanetF1

Nicholas Latifi has praised Sebastian Vettel for having the welfare of all racing drivers at coronary heart, not solely his contemporaries in Method 1.

Barring a giant change of thoughts, Vettel will depart F1 on the finish of this season as a four-time World Champion together with his profession having begun in 2007.

Through the intervening 15 years, the German has matured right into a vastly revered determine educated a few broad vary of topics each inside and out of doors of the game.

Among the many motorsport-related subjects closest to Vettel’s coronary heart is, understandably, security and that ties in completely together with his position as a director of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Affiliation – a place to which he was first appointed in 2010, the 12 months of his first world title triumph.

At this season’s Austrian Grand Prix, Vettel obtained a suspended nice of 25,000 euros from the FIA after he reportedly flounced out of a drivers’ briefing with out permission to go away, pissed off by an argument amongst his rivals and stewards.

Latifi has expressed admiration for the 35-year-old Aston Martin driver and the way he’s ready to talk up for all rivals, particularly in the case of points equivalent to ‘sausage kerbs’ on circuits – which Vettel stated “need to disappear” following a pair of scary incidents finally 12 months’s United States Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin ahead of a Williams. Melbourne April 2022.

“Sebastian is unquestionably one of many extra vocal ones – that’s not the best phrase, however he’s positively one of many drivers who at all times speaks his thoughts and offers it to the stewards when he has one,” stated the Canadian, who races for Williams, quoted by

“Particularly in the case of the protection of drivers, and never solely the drivers on the [F1] grid but additionally within the junior courses. Simply take the instance of the ‘sausage kerbs’.

“Our automobiles recover from them significantly better than the automobiles within the junior classes and we’ve seen some drivers get harm fairly badly in the previous couple of years. He’s at all times the primary to talk up and push race officers to eliminate them.

“And that’s the identical with different points, which exhibits the very fact he’s prepared to tackle the position of GPDA director for such a very long time and he clearly cares about the way forward for the game and the welfare of the drivers.

“It additionally exhibits what a superb man he’s as a result of logically it’s additional work on high of his already busy life as a Method 1 driver.”


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