In the round-up: A little-driven super car belonging to recently retired F1 champion Vettel is on the market.
Vettel selling 10-year-old Nissan GT-R
Recently retired four-times Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is selling a Nissan GT-R Black Edition supercar from his car collection.
The asking price for the petrol-powered car, which has an automatic gearbox, is €250,000 (£221,906). It has been driven just 150 kilometres since entering Vettel’s possession in July 2012, and has been based in his collection in Switzerland since then.
In recent years Vettel has become an advocate for eco-friendly behaviour. In 2021 he put another eight cars, including five Ferraris, up for sale.
Formula 4 to support Mexican GP
Mexico’s NACAM Formula 4 championship has a long history with the country’s Formula 1 race, with the inaugural F4 race to take place in Mexico running in support of the 2015 Mexican Grand Prix.
The championship has supported every edition of the grand prix held since then, and will continue to do so in 2023 following the announcement of its calendar for the season.
Mexico City will hold four rounds, including the F1-supporting finale, Queretaro will host two and former Formula E venue Puebla will also have a round. Following the season there will be a non-championship event in Mexico City.
F1 juniors start season in UAE
The F4 United Arab Emirates championship gets underway this weekend, and has attracted several talents backed by F1 teams.
Red Bull junior Arvid Lindblad is racing for Hitech GP before he moves to Prema for the Italian F4 season, and that team has signed McLaren junior Ugo Ugochukwu for the UAE campaign.
Prema is also providing technical support to the Mumbai Falcons team, who are running Ferrari juniors Tuukka Taponen and James Wharton.
There are several drivers competing with well-known racing fathers, including Hamda Al Qubaisi, Brando Badoer, Fernando Barrichello, Jakob Bergmeister and Niko Lacorte.
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