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…

Video of Sebastian Vettel driving the Renault Twizy F1 below

Recommended

Renault Sport Clio 197/200: history, specs and buying guide
Renault Sport Clio 197/200
Renault Clio hatchback

Renault Sport Clio 197/200: history, specs and buying guide

Starting from just under £5000, a Renault Sport Clio is an extremely tempting used buy. We explain what to look for
11 Apr 2022

Most Popular

Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years debuts – is this the Mk8 range-topper we’ve been waiting for?
Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years – front
Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years debuts – is this the Mk8 range-topper we’ve been waiting for?

Small tweaks across the engine, gearbox and chassis could all add up to make a real difference
24 May 2022
1750bhp SSC Tuatara achieves 295mph top speed
SSC Tuatara
News

1750bhp SSC Tuatara achieves 295mph top speed

Still quite some way off 2020’s debunked 331mph claim, a recent 295mph verified pass is impressive nonetheless
25 May 2022
Maserati MC20 Cielo debuts – new rival to the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder
Maserati MC20 Cielo – front top tracking
Maserati

Maserati MC20 Cielo debuts – new rival to the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder

The third pillar of the MC20 range after the coupe and Folgore EV is this Cielo Spyder
25 May 2022