Sebastian Vettel has been an absolute legend in the F1, winning four titles while driving for multiple teams including Ferrari and Red Bull. Vettel called it a day last season after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but will be back in a Red Bull car at the Nurburgring event along with current reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo.
Ricciardo will drive a RB8 from 2012 while one of the greats of F1, Vettel will take the wheels of a RB7 from 2011. The four-time winner’s car will run on e-fuel as he has been an advocate for environmental protection and sustainability. As reported by Red Bull, the RB7 has been retrofitted to run on synthetic e-fuel as a way to further promote Vettel's long-standing views on environmental sustainability in motorsports.
"Motorsport is my passion. It's vital to me to demonstrate that racing cars can perform equally well and rapidly on synthetic, such as CO2-neutral fuel. This is no longer a future concept; it's happening right now," Vettel said in a statement.
Vettel also shared the news on his Instagram page with a message in German and expressed his excitement on his return, captioning, "Grüne Hölle" or "Green Hell," which is one of the most challenging tracks in the world.
The Nordschleife track last saw a F1 car in 2013 when Michael Schumacher drove a Mercedes in a demo run, just after that year's Nürburgring 24-hour race. As part of the famous 12-hour endurance event, the historic F1 track will host the ‘Red Bull Formula Nurburgring’ on September 9, which will bring together both - youngsters and veterans for demo runs in a host of machinery – including F1, NASCAR, and drift machinery.