Sebastian Vettel is back in the spotlight! After the four-time Formula 1 world champion announced his retirement, he took a break. He enjoyed this far away from the big spotlight.
But now Sebastian Vettel is back and is trying to promote more environmental awareness. For example, when he caused a stir at the Japanese GP with the “Buzzin Corner” (find out more here). Now there is another reason for the Heppenheimer to be happy.
Sebastian Vettel nominated for award
On October 2nd, the BBC will present the BBC Green Sport Awards. This prize is intended to honor athletes and organizations who make a contribution to a more sustainable future through their sporting profile and behavior.
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The 36-year-old can also hope for an award at this year’s gala. Sebastian Vettel is nominated in the “Sportsman of the Year” category. His competitors are Pat Cummins (cricket player from Australia), Sofie Junge Pedersen (Danish footballer), Jacquie Pierri (ice hockey player from USA) and David Wheeler (English footballer).
That’s why Vettel is nominated
Sebastian Vettel was nominated for his vocal advocacy on climate change issues, according to a statement. He also uses his platform to critically question measures and decisions. He had already done that during his active Formula 1 time.
The fact that he withdrew from motorsport last year also shows that he values his personal values more highly than a job that is far from climate neutral.
Sebastian Vettel: Return to motorsport?
A return to motorsport is currently no longer out of the question. According to rumors, the German has an offer to take part in the World Endurance Championship. He himself confirmed that this was an option for him.
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Nevertheless, Sebastian Vettel should initially be pleased that he has been nominated for an award that would reward his fight for more environmental protection.