The four-time world champion has simply signed a deal to turn out to be an envoy for Austrian water remedy firm BWT, which is pushing numerous sustainability tasks.
It desires to chop again on single-use plastic bottles all over the world by increasing using water remedy services so extra clear faucet water is obtainable.
Vettel’s partnership with BWT contains him carrying an iconic pink helmet design and it offers a nod to the environmental push by carrying the message: ‘Change the world, sip by sip.’
Whereas the change of helmet design is a giant departure for Vettel, who has famously carried a stripe that includes the colors of the German flag for years, he insists it’s a good factor to do as it’ll increase consciousness for the marketing campaign.
Talking concerning the change, Vettel mentioned: “I don’t have any satisfaction in my method to keep on with the German flag. The design is analogous, and the core continues to be the identical, however clearly the message is obvious.
Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21
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“The group has a historical past as nicely with BWT, it’s not only a sturdy partnership for the group, however I feel sturdy expertise behind, making drinkable water accessible to locations that may usually battle, and never simply these locations, but additionally every other locations.
“I’ve one thing, I’ve the expertise at residence. I don’t use plastic bottles any extra, so that you keep away from plastic garbage.
“I feel Components 1 is pushing very arduous to do away with plastics within the paddock.
“I’ve been doing my greatest the final couple of years, so I feel there’s simply options on the market and firms equivalent to BWT delivering these kind of options, and all of us ought to thrive and must thrive for a greater world and higher future.
“I feel the primary factor is to create an consciousness. It’s a small factor, to color your helmet in a unique color, but it surely reaches fairly lots of people, so I’m joyful to listen to that you simply seen.”
Vettel might tweak the design over the course of the season, nonetheless, after being noticed in testing with a pink design that additionally included the colors of the German flag.