Sebastian Vettel drives Renault Twizy F1: video

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is first to sample the crackers Renault Twizy F1. Video here

The Renault Twizy F1 has been revealed in Spain. The crackers concept boosts the electric car – normally capable of an exceedingly modest 17bhp – to 97bhp via a KERS system borrowed from Renault-engined F1 cars, such as Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull. Weighing 564kg – little more than an Ariel Atom 3.5 – the Twizy F1 boasts the same power-to-weight ratio as the Renaultsport Megane 265 hot hatch, endowing it with a similar six-second 0-60 time.

And the first to sample its unlikely turn of pace was Vettel himself, switching his regular Sunday company car for something rather different. The wheels and steering wheel borrowed from a Formula Renault 3.5 should ensure he wasn’t completely out of his comfort zone, though…

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Video of Sebastian Vettel driving the Renault Twizy F1 below

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