During the US Grand Prix weekend, we worked with Shell V-Power Nitro+ over the weekend as well as covered the race for Formula1blog.com.
Part of that weekend was spent at the Austin Driveway race track where we had a couple of laps with 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari F12 in the wet.
As you can imagine, it was an otherworldly experience which I wrote about here. Thanks to Shell, we had several cameras on the car and here is the full hot lap session which includes my questions for Sebastian.
I wanted to know how difficult it was to sense power and chassis changes from track to track as well as his preference for oversteer. We even discover that he’s only average at changing a diaper.
Wha’t interesting is his comments about the fuel this year and how the drivers are part of the process as well as how they can feel the gains made by fuel development. As we know, fuel has become a critical component for the new Formula 1 power units and much performance gains have been made from duel suppliers to all the teams.
Thank you to Shell V-Power Nitro+, Scuderia Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel for their time, opportunity and kind consideration.