Sebastian Vettel Why F1 Drivers Are Not Celebrities

F1 drivers are quick to get the celebrity label. With the glamourous aura surrounding their lifestyles, Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 drivers are from stars. One of the most modest people on the paddock, Vettel, explains why Formula 1 drivers aren’t all that different.

Ahead of the Qatar GP, a fan asked Vettel how he became a star. “A star like us? I don’t know, I don’t consider myself a star at all.” Vettel explained his answer. “I don’t think that racing drivers are stars. I think we are what we are, we are racing drivers.”

Starting with RedBull and having gone through Ferrari and now, Aston Martin, Vettel admits that the F1 life has its perks. “Surely, there are lots of nice things that I have experienced through the job or through that life, but the key thing is that I fell most in love with the driving.”

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Lando Norris agrees with the champion. “We see ourselves as just drivers and normal people who are here to enjoy doing what we are doing and, as Seb said also, we do it since we started just because this is what we love to do.”

Norris also added that there is only one thing that sets the drivers apart from their fans. “We can just drive a car a bit better than they can.”

Sebastian Vettel and his star-personality

Although Vettel claims he isn’t a star, the driver has won over fans for years on end. Now, his work outside the racetrack is just as captivating as his racecraft. With a drive to change the world and save the environment.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix REUTERS/Florion Goga

Further, the German encourages drivers to stand up for what is right. “Times have changed and we cannot duck anymore. We cannot hide anymore behind the curtain of performance and professional interest.”

Although racing is his first love, Vettel fights for what is important to him. “It cannot just be about how many points you collect, how many races you win, how many goals you score. There are certain things in all our lives that are bigger than that and more important, and we have to take a stand.”

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