“We can’t go out there, do our show, and then leave everything else behind. To make sure nothing is left behind, we need to take a little bit of our margin and invest in those things. need to be prepared as they come at a cost.”
Sustainability was important to the sport, said Formula 1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali, which seeks to reuse, recycle or compost all waste from the race by 2025 and have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030. leaves the factory. its return.
“We are doing our part even if we make the wrong impression and we pass as the ones who pollute the world,” he said. “We must be an example and provide guidelines for the future.”
Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafner said Vettel was leading by example.
“We applaud Sebastian for making people aware,” Szafner said. “He spent a few hours doing the garbage at Silverstone races, and he did so not only for promotional reasons, but because he really wanted to help.
“I know it’s a small thing, but the way he looks at it, ‘If I can do it, if everyone else does it, we’ll be in a better place.'”
Vettel said that “was kind of the big picture.”
“First of all, you have to have an incentive so that people don’t put too much garbage and they take back their drinks, cups, bottles or whatever, and second, maybe we don’t need to make as many cups, bottles, etc. .,” he said. “We can find alternative forms, and third, whatever gets left behind, make sure it’s composted so that it doesn’t do any harm.”