Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will appear on BBC political show Question Time after the outspoken star made a statement on climate change


Sebastian Vettel is set to appear on the BBC’s political program Question Time, with the outspoken and much-loved four-time Formula 1 champion added to next week’s panel.

The Aston Martin driver will take part in the May 12 edition of the show, where parliamentarians and political figures will be quizzed on topical issues by a live audience.

Question Time regularly invites guests who are not from a political background, but few have been as prominent as Vettel
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Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will appear on BBC political show Question Time after the outspoken star made a statement on climate change
Vettel to join panel as he continues to push for change
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Vettel, 34, has long been a supporter of equality, human rights and environmental change, most recently sporting a t-shirt ahead of the Miami Grand Prix that caught the eye.

The jersey claimed the Miami 2060 race would be the first under water due to rising sea levels caused by climate change, while the German champion regularly uses his platform to make a difference.

Vettel was the first in the F1 paddock to speak about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in March, saying the country had a “very strange and crazy leadership” and would not be racing in the Grand Prix of Russia.

His statements paved the way for reigning world champion Max Verstappen and others to speak out, with F1 then canceling the Russian event shortly after.

Vettel has since worn his trademark white helmet with a Ukrainian stipe replacing his usual German helmet, while in the past he has adorned the LGBTQ+ rainbow flag in support of equal rights.

The former Red Bull man even received a reprimand for wearing a rainbow shirt at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2021 as the country held a widely criticized referendum on gay rights.

Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will appear on BBC political show Question Time after the outspoken star made a statement on climate change
Vettel is a regular supporter of equal rights
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Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will appear on BBC political show Question Time after the outspoken star made a statement on climate change
The great F1 sends a message before the GP of Miami
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Formula 1 itself has even been criticized by Vettel, calling the sport’s push for hybrid engines “unnecessary” as real-world cars go all-electric.

Aston Martin ambassador and W-Series competitor Jessica Hawkins has previously spoken to talkSPORT about her inspirational teammate who was even seen picking up litter with staff after races.

“He is, hand on heart, one of the most amazing people I have ever met,” Hawkins said.

Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will appear on BBC political show Question Time after the outspoken star made a statement on climate change
Hamilton and Vettel have regularly applauded each other for a more equal society
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“He uses his brand to express how he feels and everything he does, he does it because he genuinely means it, he doesn’t do it for show, he doesn’t do it for anything other than to really believe in what he stands for.

“To have a role model like that, not just for me, but for everyone in the sport, it’s amazing and honestly I can’t express enough how amazing he is.”

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