E One of the great strengths of Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is that he does not forget his origin. That applies to the family as well as to his racing career. He started out after karting in the Formula BMW junior series, in which he is still the most successful driver today.
Vettel attends the Formula BMW Talent Cup
Despite the hype surrounding winning At the Formula 1 World Championship, Vettel made a trip into the past on Monday (November 22nd) and paid a visit to his former Formula BMW colleagues in Cartagena, Spain. A viewing course there was about a funded Formula BMW Talent Cup cockpit for the 2011 season. The new series, which will replace Formula BMW, should offer young racing drivers aged 14 and over good preparation for their future racing career. Up to 18 races are driven at around ten events per season.
'I still have fond memories of my title win in Formula BMW 2004,' said Vettel. 'Even then, special attention was paid to the training of the participants in this series. The new Formula BMW Talent Cup starts one step earlier and places an even stronger focus on the training aspect: Those who go through the Formula BMW Talent Cup are for their own First season in racing well prepared. '
Vettel as a driving instructor for the youngsters
The Red Bull driver knows that from experience. And of course he wanted to share that with the young racing drivers. Despite all the theory and the recipe for success, the young man from Heppenheim insisted on doing a few laps in the Formula BMW himself. On the route, the Vettel, who is scurrying from one appointment to the other, is currently the most calm anyway. For the Formula 1 stars of tomorrow, a welcome opportunity to follow their heels and learn tips and tricks.