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Alberta Energy Minister Savage invites F1 driver Vettel for oilsands visit

Last Updated Jun 21, 2022 at 4:02 am MDT

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German Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel did not wear his helmet that says “climate crime” during Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix and Alberta’s Energy Minister Sonya Savage welcomed the gesture.

Vettel instead used his “No War” helmet which he has worn in response to Russia‚Äôs invasion of Ukraine since the start of the season on Sunday.

Savage responded to Vettel’s gesture with a tweet inviting him to visit Alberta’s oilsands.

Vettel was criticized on Friday by Savage after he wore a t-shirt saying “stop mining tar sands” at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Friday and Saturday where she accused him of “hypocrisy.”

She said “a race car driver sponsored by Aston Martin, with financing from Saudi Aramco, [is] complaining about the oilsands.”

 

–With files from Joey Chini and Cole Fortner.