Vettel has opened up on his reason from refraining to get the COVID vaccination at the moment
Prior to the commencement of the opening race of the season, the F1 had received an offer from the Bahrain International Circuit to inoculate all sporting personnel partaking in the race to get vaccinated.
The country organising the season opener had decided to arrange Pfizer COVID vaccination for the race to ensure that the disease could be successfully staved off. Whilst the F1 had refused the offer, citing not wanting to jump the vaccination line as its reasoning, Ferrari had taken up the offer by the Bahrain International Circuit.
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Among those who had stalled their turn to get vaccinated was Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel. Speaking ahead of the weekend race in Imola, Vettel has now opened up on his reason for abstaining from getting the Coronavirus shot with him claiming there were more important people who needed to be vaccinated before him.
“It’s a matter of principle. F1 had the offer to be vaccinated in Bahrain. I deliberately refrained from doing it because it’s not my turn yet,” explained Vettel. “It is then questionable whether my vaccine, which I have not used, will benefit someone who should be better off.
“But it is a matter of principle. There are many people who want to be vaccinated. Many wait. Younger people are not so much at risk like older ones. I’ll get vaccinated, but only when it’s my turn. ”
I think that some things have to happen that we can hold on to the life we know, “said the four-time Formula 1 world champion.
“I think that’s exactly what the approach has to be, that you don’t preach renunciation, but recognize the opportunity, what can be done better.
“It is important to me that it is properly communicated to the outside world, that you can continue to exercise your passion without having to do without it, but that you make it healthier and closer than perhaps in the past.”
“It is important to recognize what that actually means. What can you save on yourself or what you can do without without it hurting you,” continued Vettel. “We can all learn in our everyday life to do without things or to design things differently. That it is just as pleasant, but more compatible with our lives and our future. If you go further, you can switch your electricity provider to renewable energies and so on Make a contribution. Or do without plastic. We no longer have plastic bottles at home. ”