Jul.6 - Sebastian Vettel should stay in Formula 1 but stop talking "nonsense" in the paddock when not driving the car.

That is the forthright view of Hans-Joachim Stuck, as the quadruple world champion is still yet to commit to Aston Martin for a further contractual term beyond 2022.

"He can drive a car and he belongs in Formula 1, there's no discussion about that," said 71-year-old fellow German Stuck, a former Formula 1 driver.

"And when he's in the car, he can't talk either."

Indeed, 35-year-old Vettel is coming under increasing fire for his outspokenness and activism on social, cultural and environmental issues.

"He still drives well," said Stuck, "but otherwise he just talks nonsense.

"He is completely wrong in his statements. He should give gas and be quiet.

"I don't know what he's doing because he's an intelligent young man, a good racing driver, but I don't understand why he keeps up with these themes."

Meanwhile, Stuck hit out at Ferrari for continually making clear strategic errors in 2022, which he thinks could ultimately cost the fabled team the title.

"I wonder how long Mattia Binotto will last at Ferrari," he is quoted by Eurosport.

"After all, he is the leader and should be responsible for the decisions. On the other hand, there were always periods at Ferrari when mistakes like this were made.

"I'm happy for Carlos Sainz and his first victory, but poor Charles Leclerc must be getting sick of it by now. But this is Ferrari.

"There is still plenty of time for them to work on it. They still have what it takes to win the title," Stuck concluded.


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13 F1 Fan comments on “Stuck says Vettel should stop talking nonsense in F1 paddock

  1. Matthew Yacoub

    You know when Hamilton said we should stop giving a platform for this old generation I totally agree this guy is 71 and has 0 logic I bet Seb know a lot more about climate change than this guy well Seb read up and speaks out and we should all listen because this isn't about him or being a racing driver it's the message the planet is burning and no one listening or doing things

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    • Nobodysperfect

      What comes to mind is that I don't see why we should discriminate older people. We all have a freedom of speach don't we?

      Stuck does have a point that it makes no sense to demonstrate about polution, while getting paid by the biggest oil companies (Petronas & Aramco) and to step back in your private jet that burns 5.000 liters of fuel just to take off. It just doesn't make sense!

      I say just quit F1 and go work at Greenpeace or STFU and drive!

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      • John B

        Drive I'm afraid for Vettle is a thing of the past

        He is losing his credibility as a contender race after race

        Unstoppable in his day but sadly a spent 😪 force

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    • CanadianEh

      You sack of sh_t. Typical millennial, you go about blaming an entire demographic for ruining your pathetic life, while you sit in your mommy's basement watching a sport that burns thousands of liters of highly refined petroleum every race. Then it's a fawning "Oi bet Seb nose mo aboot kimat change tan dat ol wanka." Who is twice his age with twice his experience.

      In the meantime, the planet hurtles inexorably towards it's sixth extinction event while the Vettel's and Dame Lucille's in social media bounce around on pogo-sticks wearing tin-foil hats shrieking "me so smrt, save de planet".

      Good Gawd!

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      • Jax

        Easy there Lumberjack with the high pitched voice from Alberta. Lol. Careful you don't have an aneurysm. No need to show your Canadian 'redneck' equivalent colors. We get it so keep calm. 😌

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    • shroppyfly

      Just a translation confusion Smokey, give gas equates to gas geben in German, basically meaning drive faster....

      If my Germans still ok , hed have said, Er sollte gas geben und maul halten .

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      • smokey

        Thank you for your linguistic skills, Shroppy! Unfortunately, our headmaster didn't allow the German language to be taught at my school back in the day!
        Although I did comment tongue in cheek, insinuating that in keeping with Seb's concerns for the environment he could use a car powered by natural gas!

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