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“As an F1 driver, Sebastian Vettel shouldn’t tell me to pick up litter”

Sebastian Vettel cleans up trash in the stands after an F1 race © Aston martin F1 team

David Coulthard explains in an interview with the Austrian daily ‘Kronen Zeitung’ why he is not always positive about Sebastian Vettel.

Sebastian Vettel has been looking for his former form for a number of years but does not seem to succeed this season either. David Coulthard noticed that too. He has been less positive about the German a number of times and that was not to the liking of the press officer of the four-time world champion, Britta Roeske.

But Coulthard, who now works as an analyst for British TV channel Channel 4, is steadfast and explains to ‘Kronen Zeitung’ why he is sometimes critical of the Aston Martin driver.

“During the early part of his career, Sebastian Vettel won world titles based on his qualities and his speed,” said Coulthard. “Seb has never looked the same during his time at Ferrari and Aston Martin. He never spoke to me about it himself, but Britta, who I know from Red Bull, made me aware that I am not always friendly to Sebastian.”

“I asked her, ‘Britta, what do you see that I don’t?’ I’m just telling what I see, he was worse than his team-mate at Ferrari and about as good as his team-mate at Aston Martin. When he was winning I thought he was incredible, a real machine, but when he lost I was disappointed.”

Coulthard also does not understand why no one has anything against it when the praise is given, but that once some negative comments follow, they stand on their back legs.

“You know, I’m a little confused. They have nothing against it, and I understand that because I have been an F1 driver myself, when positive things are said but they do not like it when something negative is said.”

“I really don’t know what to say about Sebastian. He races in Formula 1… . Off the track, he tells us to pick up litter and cycle. I don’t need Sebastian to tell me to pick up litter and cycle, I do both.”

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