TodayApril 16, 2022

Sebastian Vettel helping Infiniti refine the drive

Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel. Everywhere I turn I’m hearing the name Sebastian Vettel.

I was watching The Amazing Race the other day and the contestants had to go around the race track in the desert of Abu Dhabi Gran Prix and find the driver who had gone around it in the fastest time. You got it – Sebastian Vettel at 1.40.279 for the Abu Dhabi Gran Prix. Vettel was the youngest quadruple champion.

I was in Nashville, TN for an Infiniti event and Sebastian Vettel had been there the day before talking to Nissan and Infiniti. He had even given some lucky Nissan employees a quick (and from what I heard it was too quick for some) ride around the block. Then I was watching a video from the Nissan 360 event and there he was again, Sebastian Vettel giving Infiniti advice on how to create an even better car. In the video Infiniti titles Vettel as Director of Performance for Infiniti. It shows Vettel driving and drifting the Q50 and telling the people designing the car what is wrong with the feel of the car and how to improve it.

It’s a great idea by Infiniti and a great video to watch.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.