Sebastian Vettel completes Red Bull return

Sebastian Vettel previously raced with Red Bull from 2009-2014, winning four world championships.

Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel returned to Red Bull last weekend at the Nordschleife, where he drove his 2011 title-winning car around the legendary circuit.

Vettel became the first driver since seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher to drive an F1 car at the German venue, which is often referred to as one of the world’s most dangerous circuits.

The ex-Red Bull driver’s appearance at the Nordschleife was the latest part of his Race Without Trace initiative, which aims to introduce carbon neutral fuel into motorsport.

Vettel’s demo run was part of Red Bull’s Formula Nurburgring event, where he featured alongside several former F1 drivers and current star Yuki Tsunoda.

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David Coulthard, Gerhard Berger and Ralf Schumacher all took part in the event also, in what was a star-studded festival.

Vettel was delighted to take part in the event and raise further awareness of sustainable fuels, as the German continues his work to fight climate change.

He was very pleased to see so many fans in attendance, giving him more people to share the Race Without Trace initiative with.

“Today, you can see it’s packed,” Vettel said in a video posted onto his Instagram account.

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“A lot of people. I think the turnout is 30,000 just in this section, which is amazing. A lot of flags, so thank you very much for the support.

“It’s a great way to keep telling our story of Race Without Trace and explain to people why I care.

“A lot of people came and I really enjoyed it. I had a blast.

“[I hope] the fun that I have inspires people to think of what fun they want to have, or do have, and probably can have in a more responsible way.

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“It might be small steps we’re taking at a time but they’re all worth it.”

Vettel has been working tirelessly since retiring from F1 at the end of 2022 to continue fighting climate change, something which saw him driver Nigel Mansell’s 1992 title-winning Williams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed using sustainable fuel.

He’s trying to prove that racing can still take place using fuel suitable to support the environment.