F1: Sebastian Vettel stays behind after British Grand Prix to clean up mess at Silverstone

What nonsense, Seb! Good guy Vettel puts disappointing British Grand Prix behind by kindly lend a hand in the massive clean-up operation at Silverstone after 140,000 fans left the stands in shambles

  • Sebastian Vettel stayed behind after British GP to clean up mess
  • The Aston Martin driver failed to finish the race and retired after 40 laps
  • However, the German showed that he was one of F1’s good guys by lending a hand
  • Over 140,000 fans attended Silverstone on Sunday to watch Lewis Hamilton win

Sebastian Vettel showed he is one of the good guys in Formula 1 after staying behind after the British Grand Prix to help clean up the mess left behind by fans at Silverstone.

More than 140,000 fans gathered at the iconic Northamptonshire racetrack to watch Lewis Hamilton controversially win an action-packed race after colliding with Max Verstappen on the opening lap.

For Vettel, he had a weekend to forget at the track after being forced to retire after 40 laps, leaving him with no points for a third race in a row.

German driver carries two huge bags of trash to the bin while helping to clean up Silverstone

Sebastian Vettel stayed behind after the British Grand Prix to clean up fans’ waste

While the four-time world champion will be disappointed with his retirement, he can hold his head high after helping fans clean up the Silverstone stands after the race.

The environmentally conscious German, who wore a T-shirt that read ‘Don’t litter – keep it clean’ before the race, donned black gloves and collected bottles, cups and other waste left by spectators in clear plastic bags.

The official Formula One Instagram account shared a video of Vettel carrying two huge bags of trash to the bin while cheering on by fans nearby.

Huge bags of trash are pictured after Vettel and other volunteers' efforts to clean up

Huge bags of trash are pictured after Vettel and other volunteers’ efforts to clean up

The video’s caption read: “He had a tough race, but it didn’t stop Sebastian Vettel from keeping his word and being left with a group of fans to clean up the trash in the stands.”

Aston Martin also praised their driver and posted photos as he was in the middle of the cleanup.

Their Twitter post read: ‘Sunday night at Silverstone. The #BritishGP weekend is over. But for Seb, the race for the planet never ends.’

And while Vettel has done his good deed for today, he will still be disappointed with his performance on the track.

Environmentally conscious Vettel wore a t-shirt before the British Grand Prix on Sunday that read: 'Don't leave waste, keep it clean'

Environmentally conscious Vettel wore a T-shirt before the British Grand Prix on Sunday that read: ‘Don’t leave waste – keep it clean’

The 34-year-old Aston Martin driver had to stop after 40 laps in the British Grand Prix

The 34-year-old Aston Martin driver had to stop after 40 laps in the British Grand Prix

“The weekend looked promising and without all the problems I should have finished well within the points,” said the 34-year-old.

“I am very disappointed that I lost the car in a wheel-to-wheel fight with Fernando. I’m not exactly sure what happened, but I had misjudged it, lost my grip and turned around. Then I was all the way back.

“In the end we didn’t finish the race because the team shut down the car with a cooling problem.”

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