We Finally Know More About The Mysterious Vettel Envelopes From The F1 Drivers’ Meal – WTF1

We Finally Know More About The Mysterious Vettel Envelopes From The F1 Drivers’ Meal

If you didn’t already know, all 20 F1 drivers went out for a meal last Thursday to celebrate Sebastian Vettel’s career. Following the dinner, the drivers were pictured holding mysterious envelopes, and now we finally know more about them.

Speculation suggested they could have been letters to the other drivers or even information about Vettel’s ‘There is Still a Race to Win’ project. But following an appearance on Instagram Live (yes, we’re hoping this means he’ll be posting frequently too), Vettel went into more detail – referring to it as an “invitation”.


“You will see our blue marble, the planet, on it and the invitation… The invitation, to explain, I think is really about an invitation to see the sort of power and influence that [the drivers] can have on a lot of people around the world.”

We did notice the ‘Earth invitation’ t-shirt Seb was wearing on Sunday was very similar to the designs on the envelopes that all the drivers received at the meal… so this is all adding up 🤓

So, it seems it’s about trying to get the other drivers to realise that, through their considerable influence, they also have the power to make an impact on the pressing issues of the day – be that the environment, diversity, equal rights etc.

The four-time world champion went on to offer some background as to why he’s become so passionate about promoting change.

“I chose, together with my wife, to become a father. At 26 years old, our first daughter was born, the year after our second daughter was born.

“The year after that, my Father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and passed away one and a half years later. At the same time, I’m confronted with the future, seeing my children, holding my children in my arms for the very first time, and at the same time being confronted with death – the end of life.

“It really made me reflect on my life and the future that is ahead of us, and the world that we live in.”

Happy retirement, Seb.

We’re going to miss this guy so much.

6 thoughts on “We Finally Know More About The Mysterious Vettel Envelopes From The F1 Drivers’ Meal

  • Sorry to see Seb retire but it was also not good to see him in the midfield. He is a very intelligent and articulate guy who has a lot more to contribute to F1, motorsport and maybe politics in a different role. He has shown others the way in how
    to use their fame and influence to make people aware of the environmental damage we are doing to the planet and to think of tomorrow.

  • Compare and contrast (with Alonso) the dignity with which Seb has conducted himself whenever he has moved between teams.
    Alonso has burnt a lot of bridges and because of his lamentable and “entitled” attitude, neither RBR nor Mercedes seriously considered him, despite his talent. He is a sore loser who never recovered from 2007 when the rookie Lewis more than matched him when he was the reigning double WDC.

    • David McDonagh says:

      Please show us on the doll where Alonso hurt you

      RBR wanted Alonso for a multiyear contract starting 2009. He said no, his mind was made up on Ferrari

      • You may have a case of amnesia (did you bang your head on the keyboard?), but do try to keep up. Let me bring you up to speed – it’s Nov 2022. Since 2008, all he has done is whinge and whine and is recognised as the most caustic driver on the grid who throws his toys out of the pram when things don’t go well for him. No front running team will touch him with a barge pole anymore, despite him being one of the best drivers on the grid.

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