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    Sebastian Vettel drives Ferrari FXX K supercar (VIDEO)

    2015 Ferrari FXX K

    Four-time Formula 1 world champion and Ferrari driver, Sebastian Vettel, hits the track in Ferrari’s new track-only LaFerrari based FXX K racer. 

    One of the perks of being a Ferrari Formula 1 driver is the company car you get to drive around in. While driving for Infiniti Redbull racing between 2010 and 2014 where Vettel secured four world championship titles, he had a choice of Infiniti vehicles and flavoured energy drinks to take home of an evening, now though at Ferrari, the German driver can pick from a selection of the world’s best supercars.

    The promotional work isn’t too bad either. At is old team Vettel had to give a smile while sipping from a can of Redbull that probably isn’t ideal for an F1 ace’s diet, and he was also Infiniti’s ‘director of performance’ – whatever that means. This year, however, the Ferrari execs have much simpler public relations plans for Vettel – hop in our fastest and most powerful track-day weapon and spank it around our Fiorano test track for a few laps, and smile for the camera if you wouldn’t mind…

    The video below shows the four-time world champ getting stuck in behind the wheel of Ferrari’s ferocious 1036hp LaFerrari-based hybrid rocket ship. It’s a super-exclusive track-only machine that Ferrari won’t actually even let you bring home. It’s kept at Ferrari’s HQ, probably in a maximum security shed somewhere, and will be delivered to your desired racing circuit whenever you feel the urge to wreck some slick tyres and burn a few gallons of race fuel. This is Ferrari’s most mental creation to date.

    Check out the video.

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  • News

    Red Bull Unveil The RB10 – Will It Take Them To A Fifth Straight F1 Title? (VIDEO)

    Infiniti Red Bull Racing, the last of the top teams to reveal its new race car for the 2014 Formula One World Championship, has finally pulled off the covers. The car is the RB10, aptly named since it’s Red Bull’s 10th season in F1, and it’s the one Sebastian Vettel will be hoping to win his fifth title in. Joining him will be former Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo, who replaces his Australian compatriot Mark Webber this season.

    Red Bull Racing’s RB10 2014 Formula One car

    In line with the new aerodynamic regulations, the RB10 sports a nose design not seen on previous cars from Red Bull. It’s also very different to any design we’ve seen from other teams. Other standout elements of the RB10 include the new side pods and multi-tiered front wings.

    Peak output of about 750 horsepower will come once again from a Renault power unit, which like competitor designs features a turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6 engine paired with an Energy Recovery System. The ERS provides an electric boost to the engine and consists of not one but two electric motor-generators: one either helping drive the car or topping up the batteries, and the second either helping spool up the turbo or also topping up the batteries.

    Red Bull Racing’s RB10 2014 Formula One car

    Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo took the RB10 for its first public outing at official F1 testing in Jerez, Spain today. Vettel is aiming for his fifth consecutive Drivers’ title while his Red Bull team is aiming for its fifth consecutive Constructors’ title. The first race of the new season will be the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in mid-March.

    Red Bull remains based in Milton Keynes, England and is run by Christian Horner who serves as team principal. Chief technical officer is Adrian Newey.

    Below are some of the other 2014 F1 cars to have been revealed:

    Mercedes AMG W05
    Ferrari F14 T

    Force India VJM07

    Lotus E22

    McLaren MP4-29

    Williams FW36

    via Motor Authority

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  • Humor/ Videos

    Sebastian Vettel Turns To Stand Up Comedy With Humorous Autosport Awards Acceptance Speech (VIDEO)

    2013 Formula One driver’s champion, Sebastian Vettel, scooped up the Autosport Awards International driver of the year title for the fourth time this past weekend and gave a hilarious acceptance speech!

    In his candid and humorous acceptance speech Vettel not only mentions his concerns over the change to V6 engines for the forthcoming season, but also covers the “stupid” rules regarding celebratory doughnuts and goes so far as to impersonate Red Bull F1 team advisor, Melmut Makro. He even talks about his huge testicles at one point! Great to see a high profile athlete with such a relaxed and funny personality in front of the cameras. What a guy…

    Via: Car Magazine

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