Four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel today became the first F1™ driver to lap the newly completed Sochi Autodrom in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, ahead of this year's inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
Infiniti has appointed Tommaso Volpe its new Formula One Global Director, effective September 1, 2014. Volpe will be responsible for Infiniti’s entire activities around its title partnership and vehicle performance partnership with four-time Formula One Champion Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
Daniel Ricciardo took a superb third win of the season at Spa-Francorchamps to take the team’s 50th grand prix win. In doing so he became the first Australian since Jack Brabham in 1960 to win the Belgian Grand Prix.
The Infiniti high-performance prototype super-sedan – the Q50 Eau Rouge – has finally come face to face with Eau Rouge, the signature high-speed corner of the famed Spa-Francorchamps race circuit in Belgium, from which the car takes its name.
Vettel: "The race in Spa started our series of nine victories last year, which I always like to remember. The Belgian circuit offers all possible turns and maneuvers: ultra-fast, medium-speed, heavy braking and fast straights. The height difference is so great that you always have the feeling of riding a roller coaster, especially in Eau Rouge.”
Yep, here we are, back from the summer break and raring to go. Formula One kicks off again this week, and rather than a gentle warm up to get back into the rhythm of things, we’re straight off to the Belgian Grand Prix at the fearsome Spa-Francorchamps – where anything can happen.
Infiniti is proud to announce its continued support of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance through sponsorship of the Media Center for the entire week of events leading up to Sunday’s show, August 17, 2014.
Infiniti is partnering with TEN: The Enthusiast Network and Microsoft during the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to create a unique consumer experience that combines traditional displays with high-technology.