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Defiant Sebastian Vettel warned for wearing rainbow T-shirt in stance against Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ+ law before being DQd

, Defiant Sebastian Vettel warned for wearing rainbow T-shirt in stance against Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ+ law before being DQd

SEBASTIAN VETTEL has been issued a reprimand for failing to remove his rainbow t-shirt ahead of the Hungarian GP.

The Aston Martin driver wore the shirt with the words “same love” across the front having previously worn shoes sporting a rainbow flag in a message against Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ+ law.

Sebastian Vettel was warned for not removing his rainbow shirt
The German driver finished second in his Aston Martin but was disqualified

‘We Race As One’ is a platform launched by Formula One last year that counts diversity, inclusivity and sustainability as its core principles.

Drivers are free to wear apparel with a message that is supportive of the initiative’s principles.

But they were instructed to remove any such t-shirts before the national anthem and wear their race suits in a pre-race note issued by race director Michael Masi.

Vettel failed to remove this t-shirt for the national anthem and claims he forgot to take it off because of the onset of rain.

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Vettel, who was second in the race, spoke to Sky Sports ahead of the verdict and said: “I heard it’s because I left my shirt on for the national anthem.

“I’m happy if they disqualify me. They can do whatever they want to me, I don’t care. I would do it again.”

Vettel went on to finish second after a crazy race in Budapest.

He was narrowly behind race winner Esteban Ocon with Lewis Hamilton coming from the back of the pack to finish third.


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But Vettel was disqualified after the race for failing to provide a fuel sample.

With the ruling, Aston Martin’s second-ever Formula One podium finish vanished.

That saw Hamilton rise from third to second on the podium – and a crucial extra three points in the F1 drivers’ championship.

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Carlos Sainz jumped up into third to complete the podium while Max Verstappen moved ninth and Kimi Raikkonen claimed the final point.

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