“I hope and wish we learn from last year”- Sebastian Vettel showing concern about the working crew in F1 following the longest calendar ever.
The pandemic affected Formula 1 at a catastrophic level, and to recover from the losses, teams had to compete in 17 races only in a handful of weeks.
It totally took a toll on the crew who and drivers, who had to adhere to the bio-bubbles and remain away from their families. In the following year, F1 has proposed the longest annual race schedule, with 23 races set to happen worldwide.
Thus, Sebastian Vettel is concerned about the stressful work environment, with the pandemic still existent. He has warned F1 to learn things from last year.
“We have the biggest calendar ahead, ever, and I am not sure yet how we approach this year. I think we should definitely make sure that we take care of all the people involved,” he said according to the GPFans.
“Drivers are sitting on the lucky end. Obviously, the demands are very high at times but, just in terms of hours, I think there are a lot of people who put in more hours than us over a weekend.”
“So I hope and wish we learn from last year and not just be happy to proceed and do the same thing because I think it’s been quite demanding on a lot of individuals, their families, and so on.”
Sebastian Vettel is not the only one.
In this form of dissent, McLaren has shown their objections already, with the 2nd runner ups from the last year are worried about the multiple double and triple headers this year.
On the other hand, the travelling distance is massive and the gap to rest in between is so short that the people working can’t even meet their families for weeks.