“We can’t just go there, do our show and then leave everything else behind. To make sure nothing is left behind, we have to be willing to take a little bit of our margin and invest in those things, for they come with a price.”
Stefano Domenicali, the CEO of Formula 1, said sustainability is important to the sport, which aims to reuse, recycle or compost all waste from racing by 2025 and have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030 from the moment a team is founded. leaves factory to make his return.
“We are doing our part, even if we give the wrong impression and pass as the one who pollutes the world,” he said. “We must set an example and provide guidelines for the future.”
Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer said Vettel was leading by example.
“We applaud Sebastian for raising awareness,” said Szafnauer. “He spent a few hours after the Silverstone race cleaning up litter, not just for publicity reasons, but because he genuinely wants to help.
“I know it’s a small thing, but the way he looks at it is, ‘If I can do it, if everyone else does, we’re in a better place.'”
Vettel said there was “a much bigger picture”.
“First, you should have an incentive so that people don’t throw out so much trash and they take back their drinks, cups, bottles or whatever, and second, maybe we don’t need so many cups, bottles, etc…,” he said. “We can find alternative forms, and third, with what’s left, make sure it’s compostable so it won’t hurt.”