F1 2022: Sebastian Vettel becomes a rogue, wears a shirt to protest climate change ahead of the Miami Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel is one of the most progressive F1 drivers and walked in spiky clothing ahead of the Miami Grand Prix.
Formula 1 star Sebastian Vettel has gone rogue and made a bold statement ahead of the historic Miami Grand Prix on Monday.
Florida will host its first F1 race in 63 years this weekend. For the fifth round of the season, the drivers will complete 57 laps around the 5.4km Miami International Autodrome circuit, which features 19 corners and surrounds the Hard Rock Stadium.
It will be the eleventh venue in the United States to host an F1 race and the 77th ever.
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All the talk ahead of the race involved the Miami headquarters and motorsport fans couldn’t help but laugh. the fake tourist portlocated in the inner section of the track.
The Miami Grand Prix was originally planned to take place along the city’s waterfront, but the track was instead carved out of the Hard Rock Stadium parking lot.
In hopes of recreating the harbor vibe, several boats were towed inside Turn 7, with aqua-colored wallpaper that mimics the Miami marina.
But Vettel believes the fake water could become very real in a few decades.
Attending the Grand Prix opening party, the four-time world champion took the opportunity to show off an eye-catching suit to highlight the issue of climate change.
He wore a t-shirt with the message: “Miami 2060. 1st Grand Prix underwater. Act now or swim later.
The shirt also featured an image of an underwater pilot’s helmet with a snorkel exiting the side, emphasizing that Miami is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels.
Conversely, the other drivers, including Vettel’s teammate Lance Stroll, were sporting designated team shirts with their team’s sponsors visible.
Vettel, who is one of the most socially and environmentally conscious drivers on the grid, has long been an advocate for action on climate change and has been part of F1’s drive to become more eco-friendly.
He was one of the first pilots to declare would boycott the Russian Grand Prix and wore a helmet in support of Ukraine. So has Vettel called for a reduction in F1’s tiring 23-race calendar.
The 34-year-old was seen mingling with team officials and Haas driver Mick Schumacher at the rally and his shirt was on display.
Eagle-eyed F1 fans spotted the spiky fashion statement and applauded Vettel for upholding his values.
The German has had a difficult start to the season so far. HEY missed the first two races after testing positive at Covid and did not finish the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Vettel finally got his first points of the year a the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagnawhere he finished eighth.
Originally published as F1 star Sebastian Vettel becomes a scoundrel in a ferocious outfit ahead of the Miami Grand Prix