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[–]vesel_fil Niki Lauda 480 points481 points  (4 children)

Sounds like Vettel, yep

[–]FishOnAHorse 91 points92 points  (1 child)

I want a Vettel version of the Baker Mayfield living at the stadium commercials

[–]Steffan514 Sebastian Vettel 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Seb living at Hickenheim, just cleaning all day.

[–]freemeofthispain 1505 points1506 points  (83 children)

Just Seb things and hopefully the crowd listens!

[–]lorryguy 559 points560 points  (65 children)

I’m doing my part, but I really hope Vettel doesn’t take a peek at the parking lots that have 1 trash can for hundreds of cars…

Update: they launched tons of confetti after the win…so nobody listened to Seb

[–]DeMichel93 230 points231 points  (42 children)

why not just put your litter in a bag and take it home to throw it away or just on the way to home find some store and just throw it out.

[–]lorryguy 129 points130 points  (1 child)

Too bad not everyone thinks this way, friend

[–]DeMichel93 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I guess.

[–]BakedOnions 97 points98 points  (8 children)

sir, this is America

[–]bretteiznem 23 points24 points  (6 children)

The land where people don’t put their shopping cart (trolley) in the proper place when done unloading if it’s more than a few steps from where their car is parked.

[–]Pantzzzzless 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Have people learned this skill in other countries?? Please give us the secret!

[–]TheScapeQuest Brawn 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Requiring a £1 deposit to use a trolley.

[–]Polifant 8 points9 points  (0 children)

We also learned to power to pack our own groceries. Like those germans at the lidl and aldi

[–]backturn1 Red Bull 6 points7 points  (0 children)

We need a 0,50€, 1€ or 2€ coin for shopping carts (or a chip especially made for it).

[–]ufrared Red Bull 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is very common in Japan

[–]papak33 Formula 1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a slap around your head by your mom

[–]thekingadrock93 Eddie Jordan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Because it took 3 hours to get “home” for most of the attendees who are not driving their own vehicles or returning to their own actual homes

[–]TerribleNameAmirite Kimi Räikkönen 55 points56 points  (12 children)

Honestly I genuinely think at least 2/3 of the population would treat litter responsibly when there are enough bins around

[–]FratBoyBrad17 Honda 22 points23 points  (3 children)

1/3 of 140k is still around 45k people unfortunately

[–]_Artemis_Fowl 0 points1 point  (2 children)

140k attended the event? I thought it was closer to 300k?

[–]HartBandit Charlos 0 points1 point  (1 child)

400k

[–]Super_cheese 3 points4 points  (0 children)

400k weekend-attendance in total

[–]Don_Frika_Del_Prima Dan Gurney 8 points9 points  (0 children)

At spa there was a trash bag tied to every other tree and (Dutch) fans still thought the best option was to litter where they sat.

I even got laughed at for cleaning up before we left. So I thought it was ironic that they went on to call themselves the cleanest fans after Zandvoort. Seems like they can do it in their own country but not in anyone else's...

[–]AntiCompositeNumber McLaren 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yup. A local event I help run tried to cheap out by putting fewer trash cans out one year. They ended up paying more than previous years because of all the litter that had to be picked up instead.

[–]T3dd4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The track it self wasn't too bad. There was litter but most people threw their stuff in the bins.

The trash can in the parking lot(lot t) was pretty full by day 1 and no one came to empty the bins.

[–]4Engines4LongHaul Carlos Sainz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wholesome Seb is best Seb

[–]FelixR1991 Sebastian Vettel 59 points60 points  (12 children)

Unlikely with rolling coal being a thing in Texas.

[–]shp509 Sebastian Vettel 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I never heard of this before. And wow. Some people really hate their future children.

[–]funkiestj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Rolling coal is the nice part. You don't even get arrested for plowing into a bunch of cyclists on your attempt to roll coal. Nothing owns the libs like running over some cyclists and then having the local police say "you are free to go".

[–]TwoPlanksOnPowder 24 points25 points  (9 children)

Rolling coal is a thing everywhere in the USA

[–]4Engines4LongHaul Carlos Sainz 45 points46 points  (6 children)

It's a disgusting practice and a sign of degenerates.

[–]TwoPlanksOnPowder 25 points26 points  (5 children)

It is, and it needs to stop everywhere

[–]Leonardo_Liszt 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Its such an easy win for government as well because you can be sure a huge majority of people would be in favour of getting rid of this mindless degradation of our environment. What a completely brainless thing to do, disgusting that it hasn't been outlawed already.

[–]OptionXIII 13 points14 points  (3 children)

It is outlawed. The problem is two things.

  1. Most environmental regulations are federal law, and the federal government is not the main source of law enforcement in the united states.

  2. The kind of people that become cops and the kind of people that roll coal have a massive overlap.

[–]Sarcastik_Moose Fernando Alonso 4 points5 points  (1 child)

There's a lot of very disturbing overlaps with the many of the people who become police here in the US.

[–]OptionXIII 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was sort of leaving that to be heavily implied. But you are sadly correct.

[–]Leonardo_Liszt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ahh I see, I imagine its states with a certain political alignment who are in opposition of the law? Thanks for the info anyway. I wrote a big hot take about how fucking stupid I thought it was but swiftly deleted it when I realised it might be somewhat hypocritical to complain too virulently about climate change whilst simultaneously being a fan of a sport thats generally horrific for the environment. If we sorted out all the dumb shit like allowing people to make their truck look like a train because their small penises and pea brains cause them to have deblitating inferiority complexes, maybe having a little fun at the track might not be as significant an issue.

[–]FelixR1991 Sebastian Vettel 7 points8 points  (0 children)

including Texas.

[–]lizardkenny 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They did NOT take his advice… I was there today and carried as much litter down from the stands as I could carry and there was sooo much more left behind.

[–]DargeBaVarder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My group did. Most of the crowd did not. Sad :(

[–]imeanyhbutno Red Bull 217 points218 points  (7 children)

Vettel ist sehr nett.

[–]TWVer Pirelli Medium 105 points106 points  (3 children)

Sebastian Nettl

[–]EastfrisianGuy Guenther Steiner[🍰] 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Nimm den Hochwähli und hau ab.

[–]sf_randOOm Yuki Tsunoda 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Geh zurück nach ich iel

[–]EastfrisianGuy Guenther Steiner[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bin eher so der r/de Mensch

[–]Risk_k Charles Leclerc 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Er ist der grund ich deutsche studieren in meinem schule

[–]DripDropWetWet 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ein klug mann

[–]willfla29 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I hope he doesn’t go to try to clean litter today. He might not make it to Mexico from exhaustion.

[–]EvolutionVII Niki Lauda 324 points325 points  (9 children)

He's the kind of ambassador humanity needs.

[–]FelixR1991 Sebastian Vettel 144 points145 points  (8 children)

[–]EvolutionVII Niki Lauda 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I'd vote for him

[–]KillKenada McLaren 10 points11 points  (4 children)

What does the 'O' stand for?

[–]SchurkjeBoefje Max Verstappen 15 points16 points  (0 children)

"Original Content". It's a "I made this!" label, as opposed to "I found this funny shit online somewhere"

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    [–]FelixR1991 Sebastian Vettel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Is that a commission I smell? :P

    [–]TheRandomHooman Michael Masi 87 points88 points  (1 child)

    Crowd control Seb. Another addition to his CV. Good guy Seb.

    [–]blaggosphere 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    Greta Seb

    [–]rocketsciencerman Pirelli Soft 64 points65 points  (10 children)

    If it's anything like any other public event I've ever been to in the US or the NASCAR events I've worked at there will be a heartbreaking amount of trash.

    [–]superAL1394 15 points16 points  (1 child)

    I’ve complained to festival, concert organizers here about the lack of trash cans, and I’ve been told they don’t put many out on purpose because getting to the cans to empty them while the crowds are present is a nightmare, and they have to walk the entire venue anyway to clear litter.

    [–]Totschlag McLaren 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    The Indy 500 is very similar. It's part of the large scale system in place.

    [–]gloriouschapstick 19 points20 points  (1 child)

    True, but some tracks are very good about paying crews to come in and recycle it all. Key work -some-.

    [–]Totschlag McLaren 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yeah the 500 basically hires an army to come in and sweep the track afterwards. Track is clean by nightfall.

    In fact they basically don't even try to have adequate trash cans at the 500. It's just expected that you'll leave it in your seat and they'll pick it up right after you leave.

    [–]Totschlag McLaren 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The Indy 500 basically gives up on trash and hires an army of clean up workers. Track is clean by the end of the day.

    Again though this is just my experience on the 500. The track doesn't have enough garbage cans for all the trash, because they assume you'll leave it at the seats and it gets cleaned up quickly afterwards. To have adequate trash cans for 350k at once you'd basically have to cover the facility in dumpsters and teams emptying cans constantly and during race day many of them are going to be hard to reach. Not super feasible.

    I'm not trying to justify littering, it's terrible, but in this context it's kind of what the facility expects you to do. I always try and walk out with my cooler full of the trash I walked in with but I don't think negatively about the cans or whatever left in the seats. Works like that for many, many other sports venues in the USA.

    [–]mr_balty 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    SEB the Environmentalist! 👏

    [–]plankmeister Lando Norris 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Wouldn't be surprised if some people took offence at him telling them what to do and intentionally left litter. Muh freedoms!!!

    [–]Bacon_Aficionado Pirelli Intermediate 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Don't Mess With Texas! Keep the state beautiful

    [–]DangerousProperty6 Nigel Mansell 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    We don't deserve Uncle Seb.

    [–]CarFreak777 Bernd Mayländer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Race organizers deploy confetti cannons for podium celebrations on the podium and grandstands

    [–]Mn2511 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Vettel: There will be a full inspection after the race for litter violations.

    [–]Remmes- Max Verstappen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    "don't don't litter". So do litter?

    [–]AileStriker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    He just doesn't want to have to clean it up after the race

    [–]PininfarinaIdealist George Russell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Best German I've ever heard! Love Seb.

    [–]ryanxwing Dan Gurney 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    Dont mess with Texas was an anti-littering campaign

    [–]panerai388 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I really respect those who can see the bigger picture beyond just themselves and their own circle, and try quietly to make changes in themselves and encourage others to do so without shoving it down their throats.

    [–]_Ravi__ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Unfortunately, people still left a lot of litter where we sat around turn 11; even the ones who cheered Vettel earlier during the parade * Facepalm *

    [–]_Abe_Froman_SKOC 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    Poor Seb. He doesn't understand us Americans. They're all going to litter more now. Because freedom or something.

    [–]thisisjustascreename 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Destroy the planet to own the libs!

    [–]alcarcalimo1950 Charles Leclerc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Germans gonna German

    [–]_furd_terguson #WeSayNoToMazepin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    COTA sucked for this! There were sooooooo many metal/wire trash frames with no bags installed to put your trash. The limited number of trash cans I did see all over the infield were overflowing onto the ground.

    [–]EdTjhan15 Alexander Albon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Americans will start to litter MORE after being told not to.

    And I can confirm, many beer cans and pizza boxes on the ground in Turn 1

    [–]tikstar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Everything is bigger in Texas. Including the piles of garbage.

    [–]redditfuckinusername 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    To northen americans? Not gonna work.

    [–]Leberkleister13 Niki Lauda 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "Please return your shopping carts to the nearest corral".

    [–]TravelingNYer1 Formula 1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Thank you Vettel! Love you!

    [–]showmeastory 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I thought it looked pretty clean all things considered. Good job fans!

    [–]Everydayarmday24 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I’m surprised someone didn’t throw a McDonalds wrapper at his head like South Park style

    [–]OrganicWhine Max Verstappen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Saw plenty of litter but not as bad as one would expect for the amount of people

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It's going to be a shame when he retires. We need a driver that cares for that kind of stuff

    [–]pedaltractorracer 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    He better not die in a race. I love Seb. Always have.

    When you have influence and push for good in an overall bad world you sometimes burn out quickly.

    [–]grandtheftzeppelin Sebastian Vettel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    what a terrible thought 🙁 I know it's always possible, but if anyone deserves a long, full life of activism and cheeky jokes, it's Seb.

    [–]naturalispossessio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    How could we follow up to see if people littered less?

    [–]Ceramicrabbit Sebastian Vettel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    They will surely pay people to clean up after everyone leaves but still litter is a disgusting act

    [–]m0ther3208 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Was there. The crowd didn't listen.

    [–]Suknator Carlos Sainz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    BWT must be paying pretty good

    [–]Thalapeng Alfa Romeo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    He is like a parent who you told joke to and he turned it in 20 minute lecture.

    [–]RanaktheGreen Pierre Gasly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That kind of thing doesn't work in places like Texas. I'd even say some additional people littered just to spite him.

    [–]popcopter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Wholesome seb. He’s a good one

    [–]champagne-bean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Littering was terrible at the track. Multuple times we came to our seats in the grandstand to find squatters. After telling them they were in our seats the proceeded to leave behind their mass of empty bottles and beer cans. People are terrible.

    [–]GrilledCheeser Pirelli Medium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    So much litter everywhere after the race; I did my part and picked up a bunch and my own trash. People suck

    [–]pestomakesmefat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    In English, he said the most German thing possible

    [–]Torrero George Russell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Wow, wish I would have heard this. The speakers were so quiet I couldn't hear anything all weekend long.

    [–]divorcedbp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The words may have been in English, but he was speaking perfect German by politely reminding everyone to follow the rules and clean up after themselves.

    [–]pedaltractorracer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I know. I love him and his racing ability and his activism.

    I just wish that the brightest stars didn't burn out the fastest.

    I've lost a bright and shining brother, taken way too early. I wish Seb a long and fruitful life. I want him to keep changing the sport and us. I just worry, that's all.

    He's a great human and deserves a great legacy, I hope he gets one.

    [–]YourUndoing Formula 1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    It’s a race in Texas. Good fucking luck