Last month, the Hungarian government passed a new law to try and limit the discussion of homosexuality and transgender issues in schools, with Prime Minister Viktor Orban planning to hold a referendum on the legislation.

Earlier today, seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton took to Instagram to criticise Hungary’s government, describing the legislation as ‘cowardly’.

As revealed on Twitter, Vettel’s trainers for this weekend have a rainbow flag on them - the flag synonymous with the LGBTQ+ community.

In the drivers’ press conference, Vettel was asked to give his thoughts on Hungary's decision to hold a vote.

“Everybody’s free to do what they want and exactly that I guess is the point,” Vettel said. “So I find it embarrassing for a country that is in the European Union having to vote or having some laws like this as part of their - whatever, not constitution but… I just think we’ve had so many opportunities to learn in the past and I can’t understand why you’re struggling to see everybody should be free to do what they like, love who they like and it’s along the lines of ‘live and let live’.

“So it’s obviously not for us to make the law, that’s not our role, but I think just to express the support for obviously those who are affected by it.”

It's not the first time that Vettel has spoken about such issues after he hit out at UEFA after it refused to allow Munich’s stadium to be lit in rainbow colours for Germany’s Euro 2020 match against Hungary.