“Sebastian Vettel stayed behind with a group of fans”– Aston Martin superstar groups with a few fans to clear the litter at the Silverstone stands.
Sebastian Vettel had an underwhelming outing at the home race of his team in Silverstone; after a lengthy jostle against Fernando Alonso, the German spun at the exit of Luffield, soon after the restart of the race.
From there, Vettel could hardly recover, and due to the overheating, his engine compelled the four-time world champion to retire from the race. Despite this, Vettel took charge and went onto clear off the stands of the Silverstone, where the fans apparently didn’t clean the litter.
Sunday evening at Silverstone. The #BritishGP weekend is over.
But for Seb, the race for the planet never ends. 💚 pic.twitter.com/XLHfDQYqL2
— Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) July 19, 2021
Wondering what Seb has been up to after today’s race?
At an event that he organized, he gathered together with a group of fans to pick up litter from the grandstands!
Such an amazing move from Seb, who once again, takes actions to raise awareness and not just words. pic.twitter.com/rbhwRd6RmI
— Sebastian Vettel #5 (@sebvettelnews) July 18, 2021
The actions by Vettel were even praised by Formula 1’s official social media handle, where a clip of him along with some fans appeared online cleaning the litter.
After a tough race, Sebastian Vettel stayed behind with a group of fans to help the clear-up at Silverstone ❤️pic.twitter.com/16EIzzHVAL
— Formula 1 (@F1) July 19, 2021
Aston Martin with Sebastian Vettel vies for P5.
With Vettel’s exit, Aston Martin managed to fetch four points from Lance Stroll’s P8 finish on Sunday, bringing Aston Martin only a point away from P5 in the constructors’ standings.
The position is currently held by Alpha Tauri, who could only gain a point at Silverstone because of the P10 finish by Yuki Tsunoda. Thus, in the next race, Aston Martin would be aiming to de-throne Alpha Tauri.
But after that, the gap between the top-4 and P5 is massive, and it doesn’t seem Aston Martin would manage to climb above that, with 13 more races to go.