Being a Formula One driver comes with a lot of PR responsibilities, and world champion Sebastian Vettel is no exception. Aside from the Red Bull events, the German pilot also has to do PR work for Renault, the F1 team’s engine supplier, and for title sponsor Infiniti.
Considering the latest media event involved Vettel driving the Renault Zoe electric car and the one-off Twizy Renault Sport F1, we can’t say that is an ordeal. Especially having the opportunity to drive the bonkers KERS-equipped Twizy, must have been a pleasant experience for Vettel.
The German visited the Renault Z.E. Center in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, where he sat behind the wheel of the Zoe, the first electric car he has ever driven. Vettel was impressed by Zoe’s lack of noise and its relaxing interior environment. He was then able to test the Twizy Renault Sport F1, which was obviously more to his liking.
You can watch Vettel’s “electric” experience in the video below.
By Dan Mihalascu