Sebastian Vettel to drive Scuderia Ferrari F1 car at Hungaroring

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Vettel20150512FOUR-time Formula One World Champion and current Scuderia Ferrari Driver Sebastian Vettel will take to the Hungarian Grand Prix circuit in a Scuderia Ferrari Formula One car for the first time on June 28.

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Vettel will thrill thousands of fans by demonstrating laps in a Formula One car, powered by Shell V-Power Nitro+, to showcase Shell’s Technical Partnership with Scuderia Ferrari at the Ferrari Racing Days event in Budapest.

The German driver claimed his first victory for Scuderia Ferrari in only his second race for the team at this year’s Malaysia Grand Prix, and it was Shell V-Power fuel and Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology lubricant that helped power him to the top step of the podium.

“It is an honor to have Sebastian Vettel joining us at the Ferrari Racing Days event in Budapest, a region where we have many passionate Shell customers. We are all excited to have Sebastian with us to help demonstrate the power of our high-performance Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuel on track. I would like to extend the invite to all Shell, Sebastian and Scuderia Ferrari fans to join us for what will be a fantastic racing festival,” said Petr Prazsky, general manager of Shell Retail CEE.

Shell shares one of the most successful technical partnerships in Formula One history with Scuderia Ferrari. They have contested, in partnership, more than half of all the Formula One races ever run and amassed 12 Drivers’ Championships and 10 Constructors’ Championships. This strong historical footing provides the basis for what is also one of the most forward-looking partnerships in contemporary motorsport.

Shell’s relationship with Enzo Ferrari began in the 1930s. Shell became one of Scuderia Ferrari’s first ever technical partners and powered the team to its first Formula One win in a Ferrari 375 F1 at Silverstone in 1951.

Shell’s Technical Partnership with Scuderia Ferrari provides an environment to test Shell V-Power Nitro+ Unleaded technology in extreme conditions. This provides Shell with a better understanding of what will deliver improved power and performance.

Shell invests more than 50 technical staff and 21,000 hours a year in research and development to give Scuderia Ferrari a competitive edge in Formula One and transfers technology from the track to the road.

Ferrari Racing Days
Ferrari Racing Days takes place at the world famous Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary on June 26 to 28. The event is the perfect opportunity for motorsport fans to immerse themselves in the world of Ferrari, each day packed with entertainment and action both on and off the track.

The Ferrari Challenge is one of the most popular one-make racing series in the world, with three regional championships taking place across Europe, North America and Asia. Drivers compete in three different categories – Trofeo Pirelli Pro, Pirelli AM and Coppa Shell. The car used to race in The Ferrari Challenge is the Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO, the perfect machine to prepare young drivers for a future in GT racing.

XX Programs is a series that allows a select group of Ferrari FXX, 599XX and FXX-K owners to race wheel-to-wheel in cars designed exclusively for the race track.

The F1 Clienti program offers fans a unique opportunity to see various Scuderia Ferrari Formula One cars spanning from 1970 through to 2013.

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