Sebastian Vettel will complete a Formula 1 demo on the Nurburgring’s full Nordschleife layout this September driving a car running on E-fuels.
Vettel won 11 races with the car during the 2011 season, only missing out on the podium two times. The first time that happened was at the Nurburgring, where F1 raced on the 5.15km Grand Prix layout rather than the full 20.83km Nordschleife.
He rebounded by claiming his only ever home win in F1 when the series returned to the track in 2013.
The 35-year-old retired from F1 last year, and also launched a sustainable fuels initiative as he became increasingly focused on environmentalism.
In a month’s time he will drive the V10-powered Williams-Renault FW14B and V8-powered McLaren-Ford MP4/8, both of which are part of his personal collection of old F1 cars, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed using sustainable fuels.
He has previously demoed the Williams at Silverstone, and last drove a RB7 at the 2012 Goodwood FoS. Vettel left Red Bull for Ferrari in 2015, then moved to Aston Martin in 2021, meaning this is the first time he has piloted a Red Bull F1 car since the end of 2014.
His reunion with the car will come on 9th September, and Red Bull’s current reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo will also be on track at the Nurburgring in the Red Bull-organised day demoing the RB8 car from 2012.
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