Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel admitted that he does not understand the fascination of social media and the constant need to update everyone. The current Formula One World Championship leader is notably absent from the likes of online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but he said that the social media life is really not for him:
“I just do not understand why you have to constantly tell everyone what you are doing, where you are, who you are with. I simply don’t have this need, but at the same time I don’t blame people if they are constantly talking about themselves. I think I grew up in a generation that was quite shy of having pictures taken or seeing themselves.” – Sebastian Vettel explained, as reported by the German commercial television network RTL on Tuesday.
Scuderia Ferrari‘s German driver then added that he has also struggled to understand the “selfie” craze, stating it would be much more memorable for F1 fans to shake his hand and talk with him: “People come and say ‘Can we take a picture’ and suddenly they are gone again. I sometimes ask what they will do with it, and often the answer is ‘No idea’. The other day someone said they needed a photo to prove to his friends that he actually met me. I said ‘You cannot be a reliable friend if they don’t believe you! I have to admit I get a lot more out of shaking someone’s hand and then sharing the experience of meeting someone.” – Sebastian Vettel concluded, as reported by German broadcaster RTL.