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Sebastian Vettel has made a bold statement ahead of the Miami Grand Prix.
The four-time Formula 1 world champion was recently seen wearing a very distinctive t-shirt, which appears to have gotten the attention of a lot of people from around the world.
Florida will host its first F1 race in 63 years this weekend and the Miami International Autodrome circuit has made plenty of headlines throughout the build-up – mainly thanks to the fake water features seen dotted around the Hard Rock Stadium carpark.
But Vettel clearly sees the irony in the manmade harbour and fears it could very well become a reality at some point in the future if global warming and climate change is not addressed.
While attending the opening party for the Grand Prix, Vettel was seen donning a shirt which had a clear message plastered across it.
“Miami 2060. 1st Grand Prix under water. Act now or swim later,” the words read.
On the the t-shirt was also an image of a driver’s helmet underwater with a snorkel on.
Rising sea levels is becoming an issue in various parts of the globe, particularly in areas of Florida.
So when pictures Vettel wearing his shirt surfaced on social media, people were quick to heap praise on the German.
sebastian vettel shedding a light on miami’s vulnerability to sinking due to climate change. pic.twitter.com/egrvrGInOE— cia (@f1sv5) May 5, 2022
sebastian vettel and his lovely shirts pic.twitter.com/AtHH4uSDgu— dan ☀️ (@sunnysideseb) May 5, 2022
"Act now or swim later" 🤿— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) May 5, 2022
Sebastian Vettel wore a t-shirt warning that Miami could be the first Grand Prix underwater if more isn't done to combat climate change. pic.twitter.com/Vhobc7Sbin
This isn't the first time the former Aston Martin driver has used his platform to spread messages though.
Vettel, who will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all-time, has been one of the main advocates for making the sport more eco-friendly.
On top of that, he has continued to push for the 23-race season to be reduced.
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