Sebastian Vettel

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the 2018 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix

    Porsche made headlines in April when its 919 Evo tribute/time attack car trekked to Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps in an effort to lay the smack down on the track record. Driver Neel Jani ripped off a 1:41.770, which bested the prior track record of 1:42.553 set by a 2017 Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 race car driven by Lewis Hamilton. Well the F1 world wants its track record back, and Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel have done just that. While qualifying during last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, Vettel managed to lap the 4.352-mile circuit in just 1:41.501. That puts the Ferrari F1 race car ahead of the...

  • Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
    Watch Sebastian Vettel hoon the LaFerrari Aperta

    Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel recently took time out from his busy schedule to test drive the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari Aperta. He starts out on the road but eventually heads to the track where, naturally, he turns off the car’s electronic nannies and manages to...

  • Sebastian Vettel drives the Ferrari FXX K
    Sebastian Vettel Drives The Ferrari FXX K: Video

    Utterly batshit is probably the best pairing of words for Ferrari’s track-only FXX K. Cool as the other side of the pillow is probably the best array of words to describe Sebastian Vettel. Pair the two and you get a German-Italian fusion that’s surprisingly satisfying. DON'T MISS...

  • Sebastian Vettel’s first days at Ferrari
    Sebastian Vettel Samples Ferrari’s Fiorano For The First Time: Video

    Last Saturday saw four-time Formula One world championship Sebastian Vettel visit Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello and sample its Fiorano test track for the first time. Vettel, who replaces Fernando Alonso in Ferrari’s F1 driver lineup, recently signed a three-year contract with the...

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    Sebastian Vettel Replaces Fernando Alonso At Ferrari: Official

    Ferrari has finally confirmed what everyone has already known for some time, that four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel will replace Fernando Alonso at its F1 team in 2015. Alonso is yet to confirm where he’s headed but the current thinking is a return to McLaren, which the...

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    Sebastian Vettel Quits Red Bull Ahead Of Expected Move To Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel has confirmed he is quitting Infiniti Red Bull Racing, the team that helped him secure his four Formula One World Championship titles, at the end of the current season. Vettel hasn’t confirmed his next move but comments from team principal Christian Horner suggest the German...

  • Sebastian Vettel driving Russia’s Sochi Circuit in an Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

    Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel recently became the first Formula One driver to sample the completed Sochi Circuit, which next month will hold the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. Now, the four-time world champion has given us his thoughts on the new track. Vettel wasn’t in his F1 car, though. Instead, he drove around Sochi in an Infiniti Q50 Hybrid. He also gave some Russian media a scare with his high-speed driving. Note, this wasn’t Vettel’s first time at the track—he sampled it more than a year ago back when it was still a huge construction site...

  • Sebastian Vettel drives the first lap of the Russian Grand Prix circuit
    Sebastian Vettel Drives First Lap Of Full Russian GP Circuit: Video

    Hot on the heels of his drift session around a wet Spa Francorchamps in the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Sebastian Vettel is back, making us even more envious, with this, the first lap of the full Russian GP circuit. MUST SEE: Rally Driver Rolls Car, Continues On To Win Anyway: Video Filmed from on...

  • Sebastian Vettel testing an Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype
    Sebastian Vettel Starts Testing 560-HP Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge: Video

    Infiniti is finally serious about launching a proper performance product, and our first taste of what’s to come is the Q50 Eau Rouge concept. At the concept’s reveal at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January, Infiniti boss Johan de Nysschen said that any production version must have the...

  • Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel named 2013 Formula One world champion after winning Indian GP
    Vettel Secures F1 World Championship After Winning Indian GP

    The stunning run of Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel in the 2013 Formula One season showed no sign of slowing yesterday after the German won the Indian Grand Prix and in the process secured his fourth consecutive world championship. This puts the 26-year-old in an exclusive league of...

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    Sebastian Vettel Signs On For Two More Years With Red Bull

    Formula One triple world champion Sebastian Vettel has extended his contract with Red Bull Racing for at least two more years. Vettel, now 25, won his three successive world championships with Red Bull Racing, and, considering his performance so far this season, the German youngster could soon be...

  • Sebastian Vettel driving the Renault Twizy F1 concept
    Sebastian Vettel Gets His First Taste Of Electric Cars, Drives F1-Inspired Twizy: Video

    Formula One triple world champion Sebastian Vettel got his first taste of electric cars, hopping behind the wheel of Renault’s ZOE electric hatch during a promotional stunt organized by the French automaker recently. The drive event took place at Renault’s Z.E. Centre on Seguin Island...

  • Sebastian Vettel with Infiniti engineering team

    In its quest to further differentiate itself from Nissan and position itself as a credible player in the global luxury automotive market, Infiniti recently appointed reigning Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel to help fine tune its cars. Serving as the brand’s official director of performance, Vettel helped test prototypes for the new 2014 Q50 at Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife and the Circuit de Catalunya F1 track in Spain during development of the car last year. Now, he’s taken time out from his busy F1 schedule to collaborate with Infiniti engineers once...

  • Sebastian Vettel at the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit in Sochi, Russia
    Sebastian Vettel Samples Russia’s Sochi Olympic Park F1 Track: Video

    Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel has become the first Formula One driver to experience the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit, a street circuit still under construction in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. A new Russian Grand Prix will feature on the 2014 F1 calendar and...

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    Sebastian Vettel Named Director Of Performance At Infiniti: Video

    Infiniti is cozying up even closer with three-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel, by announcing this week that the German youngster will become the automaker’s official Director of Performance. Infiniti is currently title sponsor of Vettel’s Red Bull Racing Formula One...

  • Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel scores his third F1 World Championship in a row in Brazil
    Vettel Picks Up Third F1 World Championship After Brazilian GP

    Just when it seems 2012’s Formula One season couldn't get any better, we end up with one of the most thrilling races of modern times and just three points--yes, three points--separating the top two drivers. It started in Melbourne, Australia in mid-March and yesterday, at the Autodromo Jose...

  • Sebastian Vettel on the set of hip hop singer Melanie Fiona’s new music video
    Sebastian Vettel Stars In R&B Singer Melanie Fiona’s New Music Video

    We’re starting to wonder if reigning Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel is regretting signing on to be Infiniti’s brand ambassador. After starring in a short martial arts battle alongside Chinese actress Celina Jade, Vettel has now played the character of a “modern day...

  • Circuit layout for Grand Prix of America
    New Jersey F1 Race On Hold, Street Circuit Not Ready

    Formula 1 racing in the U.S. has had a rough time over the five years since its ignominious last appearance at Indy. The Circuit of the Americas is rapidly shaping up as the new center of American F1 racing, but there is--or was--hope that a New Jersey street circuit might soon join it. That hope...

  • Sebastian Vettel in New Jersey

    Two-time defending Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has been in North America for the past several days, initially competing at the Canadian Grand Prix before heading to the site of next year’s inaugural Grand Prix of America for a trial run. He also happened to take some time out to make an appearance on last Monday night’s episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, a clip of which has been uploaded to YouTube. During the segment, Vettel tells the story of how he got into racing, revealing that he was already behind the wheel before he was four years old. Now 24...

  • Sebastian Vettel, loose on the mean streets of Weehawken, New Jersey
    Sebastian Vettel Shows Up Early For New Jersey F1 Race: Video

    The Grand Prix of America isn’t on the Formula One schedule just yet, as the first race isn’t penciled in until June of 2013. That didn’t stop current F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel from giving the temporary street circuit a go, substituting an Infiniti G37 Coupe for his Red...

  • Sebastian Vettel Winning the Indian Grand Prix
    Formula 1 Champion Sebastian Vettel Heads To Letterman

    Some might say Sebastian Vettel has done it all. He's channeled his inner Bruce Lee, had a special Infiniti FX version built after him, and dominated the Formula 1 circuit. Now, he's heading to late-night television and set to appear on Letterman next Monday night. The appearance on the Late Show...

  • Sebastian Vettel shows his kung fu moves.
    Sebastian Vettel Channels His Inner Bruce Lee: Video

    Sebastian Vettel is a “brand ambassador” for Infiniti, so you can expect to see him in various ad campaigns for the luxury auto brand. The latest kicks off Infiniti’s Inspired Performance series of viral videos, and it pits Vettel against a gang of thieves in a classic martial...

  • Lewis Hamilton after winning the 2011 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    Hamilton Takes Victory At Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton has taken his third win of the season, with success coming for the McLaren driver at the 2011 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This marks Hamilton’s 17th win of his short career, having previously won in China and Germany this year. Sadly, for pole-sitter and current world...

  • Vettel barely ahead of Hamilon at 2011 Spanish Grand Prix
    Vettel On Pole For Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel proved fastest during qualifying today at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, notching up his 14th pole position of the season and in the process equaling Nigel Mansell’s record of the greatest number of poles in a single season. The Red Bull Racing star and current F1 world...

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