After the Yas Marina race last weekend, Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement from grand Prix racing. He decided to terminate his career to spend more time at home with his family.
Additionally, it occurs when he transitions into an environmental activist after making significant contributions in recent years to raising awareness of social and environmental issues.
Sebastian Vettel was spotted wearing a black T-shirt with the slogan “Invitation” atop a picture of the globe as he entered the F1 paddock in Abu Dhabi for the last time as a driver.
The four-time winner has subsequently confirmed the design’s purpose in response to various inquiries about it. Vettel said in a social media post to his followers that he wanted to encourage people to take action against climate change.
Sebastian Vettel said that taking a step back inspired him to act
In an Instagram video, he said, “It’s really about an invitation to see the type of power and effect that we can have on a lot of people.”
“I have to confess that when I was young, between the ages of 20 and 25, I didn’t really pay attention to the news that there was already a major issue since it didn’t affect me,” he added. “I was interested in racing and achievement in the life I was living. And after that, a few events in my life really transpired.”
“I made the decision to become a parent together with my wife. Our first daughter was born when we were both 26 years old, and our second daughter was born a year later. My father-in-law was then given a cancer diagnosis the next year, and he died away one and a half years later.”
“At the same time, I’m faced with the present and the future: seeing my kids and holding them in my arms for the first time. Being faced with death and the end of life at the same moment. It prompted me to think deeply about my life, our future, and the planet we inhabit.”
“I really considered how I might utilize the voice I have to try to address issues that are really important to all of us.“
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