In the preview of the start of the championship of the Formula 1, the government of Bahrain proposed to the category to immunize against coronavirus to the entire paddock. This was part of a vaccination plan since the Formula 1 I’d be in Bahrain for more than a month: Preseason and first Grand Prix. All pilots accepted the dose, except Sebastian Vettel, who rejected her for a “Question of principles.”
Few days ago, Sebastian Vettel unveiled his ecological side. That is why when it became known that he had rejected the vaccine against COVID-19, many started with speculation. However, the reason why the four-time World Champion was not immunized is simpler than everyone thinks.
“It’s a matter of principles. I received the offer in Bahrain to be vaccinated, but deliberately I did not do it because it was not my turn yet, “Vettel told the German network RTL. “It remains to be seen if my vaccine helps someone who needs it more, but it is a matter of principle,” added the pilot of Aston martin without hesitation.
Although he has not yet been vaccinated, Vettel said he will receive the first dose, although he did not confirm when. According to his words, he will receive the immunization when it is his turn. «There are many people who want to be vaccinated. Many of them are waiting. Younger people are not as at risk as older people. I will be vaccinated, but only when it is my turn, “he said.
The Bahrain government confirmed that it offered Formula 1 to immunize the entire paddock. This was immediately accepted by all teams and leaders of the category. The government of Bahrain announced this vaccination plan that involved not only Formula 1, but also other sports and its Olympic athletes, who will go to the Tokyo Olympics.
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