Vettel displays his 'pride' colors in Hungary


Sebastian Vettel is showing his support this weekend in Hungary for the country's LGBTQ+ community, sporting a special helmet livery that prominently features its 'pride' colors.

Hungary has come under fire by the international community following the recent introduction of a new law banning the representation of homosexuality and transgender individuals in schools and entertainment programs destined to under 18-year-olds.

Lewis Hamilton spoke out on the issue ahead of this weekend's event, calling the Hungarian government's stance "unacceptable and cowardly".

But the seven-time world champion isn't the only F1 driver to voice his concerns, with Vettel marching into the Budapest paddock wearing a pair of trainers emblazoned with a pride rainbow, and his helmet is a variation on the same theme.

“Everyone is free to do what they want, and exactly that I guess is the point,” Vettel said. “I find it embarrassing for a country who is in the European Union having to vote, having some laws like this as part of their [legislation].

“I just think we’ve had so many opportunities to learn in the past, and I can’t understand why you are struggling to see that everybody should be free to do what they like, love who they like. It’s along the lines of live and let live.

“So it’s obviously not for us to make the law, and that’s not our role. But I think just to express the support for those who are affected by it [is].”