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Sebastian Vettel will be driving an F1 car around the Nordschleife

He will be joined by his former Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo

Seb believes that synthetic fuel is important in making motorsports sustainable. PHOTO FROM FORMULA 1

Fans were saddened by the retirement of Sebastian Vettel from Formula 1. But to the delight of many, the four-time world champion will get behind the wheel of an F1 car once more at the Red Bull Formula Nurburgring event this September.

The Red Bull RB7, nicknamed “Hungry Heidi,” is Vettel’s title-winning car from 2011, and it has been modified to run on synthetic e-fuel. The Nurburgring he will be driving around isn’t the Grand Prix circuit, but the Nordschleife. Dubbed “The Green Hell” by Jackie Stewart, this track spans more than 20km long and is the site of Niki Lauda’s crash in 1976, which was featured in Rush.

This is a reunion we'd love to see. PHOTO FROM FORMULA 1

“Motorsport is my passion,” said Vettel. “It’s vital to me to demonstrate that racing cars can perform equally well and rapidly on synthetic, carbon dioxide-neutral fuel. This is no longer a future concept—it’s happening right now.”

If that isn’t enough to get you excited, Seb will be joined by his former teammate and current Red Bull reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.