Sebastian Vettel and Porsche, more than a test run for the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

The four-time Formula 1 world champion created a sensation by getting behind the wheel of a Porsche 963 at Motorland Aragon. From there to imagining it at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, there is only one step that is easy to take.

Published on 03/04/2024 à 09:00

Valentin GLO

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Sebastian Vettel and Porsche, more than a test run for the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

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There was definitely traffic near Alcaniz (Spain) in recent days. Prototypes from different manufacturers followed one another on the Motorland Aragon route between Peugeot , Alpine et Porsche Penske Motorsport. The German manufacturer's 36-hour session was particularly anticipated due to the presence of a certain Sebastian Vettel.

After rumors last year sending him to Hertz Team JOTA for this season (ultimately never materialized), the German driver took a seat in an LMDh from his home manufacturer. Of the 1 laps covered by the German prototype, 248 were covered by the former driver Red Bull, Ferrari or, Aston Martin, compared to 205 for André Lotterer, who was the most diligent. The four-time world champion Formula 1 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) was also well surrounded for this discovery session.

Official Porsche drivers and holders in the World ChampionshipEndurance who are Matt Campbell, Laurens Vanthoor, Frédéric Makowiecki, Kévin Estre and therefore Lotterer were present, just like the champion DTM in title, Thomas Preining. These 118 laps amounted to 581 kilometers completed and Vettel seems to have enjoyed the experience. “ It was

Valentin GLO

Journalist. Endurance reporter (WEC, IMSA, ELMS, ALMS) and sometimes F1 or IndyCar.

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