Vettel did an internship on a farm during containment

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the start of the 2020 season to be postponed for four months, and Formula 1 drivers had to occupy their time with other projects. Most of them have chosen to get involved in eSports by participating in virtual races, like Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, George Russell and Alexander Albon.

So Ferrari driver, Sebastian Vettel was much more discreet. He now reveals that he took advantage of this period to do an internship in organic farming to learn more about this field. Vettel had previously mentioned his interest in nature and agriculture, and this week he became an ambassador for the initiative OrganicbeesApple, which seeks to protect the habitats of insects.

“Since I had more time than planned, I thought about what I could do and what interested me”, explains the one who is now an Aston Martin pilot, specifying that he had moved to learn more about agriculture. “That’s what interests me. At some point, you realize that not all vegetables are the same, that all apples don’t have the same nutrients, and then you wonder why. realizes very quickly where apples come from and how they ripen. This is how the doors opened for me. The theory interests me, and I read a lot about it. But to learn the practical side and to discuss with it people who deal with it on a daily basis, it was very interesting. “

Vettel explained that he wanted to grow a heart-shaped meadow for his little girls at his home in Switzerland. “As I didn’t want to be satisfied with a small heart, I drew a bigger one”, he says. “The girls were there at first, but then I was left alone with the spade and it was exhausting. Last year a little bit came out of it, but I can’t wait to see more things grow this year. “

Sebastian Vettel is not the only Formula 1 World Champion with an interest in agriculture. Jody Sheckter, crowned in 1979, ran a biodynamic farm in Britain for 15 years. But the German pilot dismissed the idea that he could completely retrain in this field, specifying that all that was “obviously still far”.


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