Vettel comes up with special initiative: 'There has been so much attention'

02-12-2021 21:55 | Updated: 02-12-2021 22:29
by GPblog.com
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Vettel comes up with special initiative: 'There has been so much attention'

Sebastian Vettel is not only concerned about his performance at Aston Martin this season, the German is also committed in other areas. During the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, for example, he issued a special statement to address human rights.

Women's rights in Saudi Arabia are in the spotlight during the race weekend. Since others are already calling attention to the laws and regulations in the country, Vettel decided to take a different approach and let the women go to work in a positive way.

Vettel takes on the organisation of karting event

So he organised a karting event specifically for women. "There has been so much attention on negative examples when it comes to shortcomings of certain countries in regards to maybe human rights and other things, so I really tried to think of the positives," he tells Motorsport.com.

"I set up my own karting event today under the hashtag #raceforwomen, and I think a group of seven or eight girls and women were on the track. We set up a nice event only for them and I was trying to pass on some of my experiences in life and on track, to do something together to grow their confidence."

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