Vettel stays behind after British GP to help clean up Silverstone

What a load of rubbish, Seb! Good guy Vettel puts disappointing British Grand Prix behind him by kindly lending a hand in the huge clean-up operation at Silverstone after 140,000 fans left stands in a mess

  • Sebastian Vettel stayed behind after the British GP to help clean up rubbish
  • The Aston Martin driver failed to finish the race and retired after 40 laps
  • However, the German showed he was one of F1’s good guys by lending a hand
  • Over 140,000 fans attended Silverstone on Sunday to watch Lewis Hamilton win 

Sebastian Vettel showed he is one of the good guys in Formula One after he stayed behind after the British Grand Prix to help tidying up the mess left by fans at Silverstone.

Over 140,000 fans packed into the iconic Northamptonshire race track to watch Lewis Hamilton controversially win an action-packed race after colliding with Max Verstappen on the opening lap.

For Vettel, he had a weekend to forget on track after he was forced to retire from the race after 40 laps, seeing him finish without any points for a third straight race.

Sebastian Vettel stayed behind after the British Grand Prix to help clean up rubbish left by fans

While the four-time world champion will be disappointed with his retirement, he can hold his head high after he helped fans clean up the Silverstone stands after the race.

The environmentally-conscious German, who was seen wearing a t-shirt before the race that read, ‘Please don’t litter – keep it clean’, donned black gloves and gathered bottles, cups and any other bits of litter left by spectators into clear plastic bags.

Formula One’s official Instagram account shared a video of Vettel carrying two huge bags of rubbish to the bin while being cheered by nearby fans.

The four-time world champion donned black gloves as he tidied up the stands at Silverstone

Huge bags of rubbish are pictured following Vettel’s and other volunteers’ efforts to clean up

The video’s caption read: ‘He had a tough race, but it didn’t stop Sebastian Vettel keeping to his word and staying behind with a group of fans to help clear the litter in the stands.’ 

Aston Martin also praised their driver, posting pictures if him in the middle of the clean-up operation.

Their Twitter post read: ‘Sunday evening at Silverstone. The #BritishGP weekend is over. But for Seb, the race for the planet never ends.’

And while Vettel did his good deed for the day, he will still disappointed with his performance on track.

Environmentally-conscious Vettel wore a t-shirt before the British Grand Prix on Sunday that read, ‘Please don’t litter – keep it clean’

The 34-year-old Aston Martin driver had to retire from the British Grand Prix after 40 laps

‘The weekend was looking promising and, without all the problems, I should have finished well inside the points,’ the 34-year-old said.

‘I am very disappointed to lose the car in a wheel-to-wheel battle with Fernando. I am not sure exactly what happened, but I misjudged it, lost grip, and spun. After that, I was right at the back.

‘In the end, we did not finish the race because the team retired the car with a cooling issue.’  

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