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Vettel set for surprise appearance on famous British TV programme

In the gap ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel is using some of his time to appear on a British television show seemingly a world away from Formula 1.

Sebastian Vettel has been explaining the reasons behind his upcoming surprise appearance on British TV show Question Time. The Aston Martin driver will feature on the political debate programme on Thursday 12 May, where he will join other guests on the panel as they debate topical issues and answer questions from members of the public. Vettel is known for speaking out on various social issues, ranging from environmental concerns to showing his support for underrepresented groups in motorsport.

Vettel looking forward to "different" format

When asked whether there is a specific topic that he might want to highlight on the programme, Vettel explained that he is keeping an open mind about this, and is looking forward to discussing a range of issues. "I'm fairly open [to what we discuss]," he told media, including RacingNews365.com . "I think it's a different format. I think there's a lot that I can learn. Obviously, I have my opinion. I'm not saying it's always right or wrong! "But I think it will be interesting, because it will be a very different setting, and probably different sorts of questions or topics to be spoken about, so yeah, [I'm] fairly open at this point."

How did Vettel's Question Time appearance come about?

Vettel says that the opportunity to appear on Question Time came about by chance. "It really was [a] coincidence, and I think it is an interesting opportunity, because it's just different," the four-time World Champion said. "[I'm] looking looking forward to it."

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