F1 champion Vettel picks up his namesake car

2013 Formula 1 (One) champion Sebastian Vettel takes delivery of his Infiniti FX Vettel Edition
Formula 1 triple world champion Sebastian Vettel has picked up the keys to the first car he helped to create: an Infiniti FX Vettel Edition.

Formula 1 triple world champion Sebastian Vettel has picked up the keys to the first car he helped to create: an Infiniti FX Vettel Edition.

The German F1 supremo has had direct input into the development of the handling characteristics for the special edition FX, of which he now owns number 001 of just 150 that will be made.

During the car’s development, Vettel drove it up the famous Goodwood hill at the 2012 Festival of Speed. The project marked the start of Sebastian Vettel’s increasing involvement in the development of Infiniti road cars, which led to his appointment as the premium brand’s director of performance in April 2013.

His role has since included multiple development and comparative test drives as well as participation in engineering briefings with Infiniti teams around the world. This include direct driving input into the steering and braking performance of the all-new Infiniti Q50 premium sports saloon.

The FX Vettel Edition is on sale across Western Europe, the Middle East and Russia.

“I’m proud to now own the Infiniti that I helped design,” said Vettel. “It has great performance, responsive handling and fits my daily life perfectly. The FX Vettel Edition is great fun to drive and I like that it is totally unique, I am sure many other Infiniti owners will feel the same way.”