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Can Sebastian Vettel really make Formula 1 a welcoming place for queer drivers?

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It’s Pride Month, the Formula 1 racing season is in full swing, and Attitude Magazine has just revealed (beloved straight ally) Sebastian Vettel as their latest cover star — the first Formula 1 driver to do so.

He’s also the first Formula 1 driver to grace the cover of any queer magazine ever. To quote Attitude, “history tells us that the gateway to LGBTQ visibility within any sport so often starts with a straight ally who is prepared to speak out.

Step forward Germany’s Sebastian Vettel.”Vettel is a four-time Formula 1 World Champion, known more recently for his casual, cool calm collected attitude to allyship.

He shows up for those who need him, and he brings his voice to issues typically unaddressed by people in his industry. In the past few years, he’s been seen amplifying and enabling women’s motor-racing in Saudi Arabia; voicing his support for a woman’s right to abortion; encouraging school children to garden for bees; walking the grandstands picking up litter left behind by fans post-race; wearing rainbow sneakers and “same love” t-shirts in countries where queer people don’t have the legal right to exist.

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