After the COVID-19 pandemic compelled a four-month delay to the beginning of the 2020 season, F1 drivers had been left to busy themselves with outdoors pursuits.
Most opted to maintain some type of involvement in motorsport by participating in Esports, with the likes of Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, George Russell and Alexander Albon all competing in digital racing occasions.
However then-Ferrari driver Vettel stored a low profile by means of lockdown, and has now revealed that he accomplished an internship in natural farming to be taught extra about agriculture.
Vettel has beforehand spoken about his curiosity in nature and farming, and was unveiled as an envoy for the BioBienenApfel initiative this week that appears to guard habitats for bugs.
“Since I had extra time than I had truly deliberate, I considered what I might do and what me,” Aston Martin driver Vettel defined, revealing that he moved to be taught extra sensible farming abilities.
“That is what pursuits me. In some unspecified time in the future you realise that not each vegetable is identical, not each apple has the identical vitamins, and then you definately ask why.
“Then you definately realise in a short time the place the apple comes from and the way it’s grown – and that is how the doorways opened for me.
“The idea pursuits me and I examine it lots. However to be taught extra from the sensible facet and discuss to the individuals who cope with it on a day-to-day foundation, that was very fascinating.”
Vettel defined how he wished to plant a meadow for his younger daughters at their house in Switzerland within the form of a love coronary heart.
“Since I did not wish to accept a small coronary heart, I then staked out the center a bit larger,” Vettel stated.
“The women had been there at the start, however then I used to be alone with the spade and that was very exhausting.
“Final 12 months, a bit bit got here up, however I am wanting ahead to seeing extra sprouts this 12 months.”
Vettel will not be the one F1 world champion to have proven an curiosity in natural farming and cultivation. 1979 world champion Jody Scheckter has owned a biodynamic farm within the UK for shut to fifteen years.
However Vettel dismissed the concept he would have a second profession in farming, saying it was “nonetheless far-off, in fact”.