Sebastian Vettel evaluated latest Infiniti cars at Circuit Paul Ricard

Article by Anita Panait, on May 31, 2013

Not a day passed after finishing second at the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Formula One Champion Sebastian Vettel was already at the famous Circuit Paul Ricard evaluating the latest Infiniti road cars and their rivals. The evaluation was part of Vettel’s role as Director of Performance for Infiniti. Vettel was accompanied by specialist engineers from the carmaker’s European Dynamic Performance Team, coming from its development centers in Bonn, Germany and Barcelona, Spain.

The team is led by Luis Bravo, who heads Infiniti’s Customer Oriented Engineering and Vehicle Target Setting in Europe. Bravo’s team spent several hours with Vettel driving several of the latest premium performance road cars on the Paul Ricard circuit in France. According to Bravo, the goal of the evaluation was to fully align the expectations of the engineers and Vettel of what makes a great car.

The joint development work on future Infiniti road cars will entail Vettel playing an active role in testing new products as well as providing driving and performance input. Bravo remarked that Vettel’s role as Director of Performance is significant in providing input to Infiniti’s European Dynamic Performance Team.

He quipped that it was “a great opportunity" to know first-hand what Vettel wants and expects from a premium, performance road car. He added that they will be able to take Vettel’s critical evaluation into account as they develop the driving and performance attributes of Infiniti’s next generation Q cars. [source: Infiniti]

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