Sebastian Vettel has shared his thoughts about recent statement of Alberta province minister for energy Sonya Savage.
Vettel is known for his activity urging to take action to battle environmental problems. Canadian GP was not an exception as the German drew attention to oil sands mining in the country.
After that, Savage accused Vettel of hypocrisy on Twitter as the Aston Martin driver pushed for actions while racing in F1 and his team being sponsored by oil company Aramco.
Vettel agreed with Savage’s views, but was not happy that he had been attacked on a personal level, because “the bigger picture” was missing.
“I’m a little bit disappointed that politicians jump on a personal level because it’s not about me, it’s not at all about me, it’s about the bigger picture,” he said.
“Yes, I am a hypocrite doing what I do for a living or doing what I love. We all have different passions, this is the way I sort of paint my canvas.
“There are solutions for the future to make it more sustainable and not rely on fossil fuels and the future, in that regard, looks exciting. I think it’s disappointing that we break it down to a personal level and miss to look at the bigger picture.
“What’s really important is the message that we need to make the switch and get out of fossil [fuels] and start to base our whole lifestyle on renewables. So I think that’s the bigger picture stuff that I’m trying to address.”