From an F1 driver who also comes from Germany, you could assume that he is a big supporter of an Autobahn where you can drive as fast as you want. Four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel – who regularly drives 300+ for work – has a different opinion than you might expect. The F1 driver is in favor of a speed limit on the Autobahn.
“It’s not about personal feelings. You have to look at the big picture. A speed limit would save almost two million tons of CO2 emissions,” Vettel tells Auto Motor und Sport. “There are accidents in Germany that only happen because we don’t have a speed limit. If you only save one person’s life with it, that’s one for me no brainer.’
Vettel fights against climate change
Sebastian Vettel may not carry it out as much as his colleague Lewis Hamilton, but the German world champion is also committed to the climate. He gives in an interview with Motorsport.com allow his career to conflict with it. He thinks the criticism is ‘justified’ because F1 is ‘not green’. Vettel finds the current hybrid systems useless, for example, because the technology does not come to road cars.
He argues for more relevant regulations, so that techniques can flow into the real world. “But if they don’t come, I guess I’m not that optimistic. If they don’t come, I think Formula 1 will disappear. And probably rightly so. We’re at the stage where we know we’ve made mistakes, and we don’t have time to keep making mistakes,” he said in the interview.