Fabian Vettel and his car
Full throttle on the track (Photo: Jerry Andre)
 Team BFFT and CEO Markus Fichtner in the pit lane
05/11/2017

Full support for Fabian Vettel: BFFT Fanmobile at the Hockenheimring racetrack

This year is once again seeing the BFFT Fanmobile help realize a variety of different objectives together with the company’s employees. In addition to lifestyle events, the Fanmobile also motors to technical fairs and top-class racing events. This time, the venue was the start of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) and the Audi TT Cup at the Hockenheimring racetrack in Baden-Württemberg.

The goal is a fitting one for BFFT, since the Ingolstadt-based vehicle technology developer has been sponsoring Audi TT Cup driver Fabian Vettel since the current racing season got underway. The Audi TT Cup is one of the motorsport talent forges for young drivers. Fabian Vettel belongs to a high-profile, international cadre of drivers vying for the Audi one-make cup introduced in 2015 as part of DTM – Germany’s most popular motorsports platform. The name Vettel is already well-known from sportscar racing: his bigger brother is no less than four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel.

Parallels are often drawn to the two brothers who’ve ventured onto the same track. Fabian Vettel’s start must have seemed like déjà-vu to Sebastian Vettel. In the latter’s first race at the 2007 Grand Prix, the four-time Formula One World Champion was punished for driving too fast through the pit lane. His younger brother, Fabian, disregarded a drive-through penalty at his Audi TT Cup debut on Saturday and was shown the black flag (disqualification). The young Heppenheimer fared considerably better in the second race on Sunday. After falling back to 12th following the start of the race, the newcomer overtook four opponents in the final phase of the race and managed to finish 8th. Vettel stated that he had learned a lot during the weekend, but is now focusing on the upcoming race on May 20 at the Lausitzring track.

The winners of the BFFT fanmobile seats enjoyed an exciting supporting program for the kickoff of the DTM and the Audi TT Cup. In addition to visiting the Audi TT Cup speedsters in the pit lane, Fabian Vettel took questions from BFFT staff. A group photo was also taken together with BFFT CEO Markus Fichtner, who made the trip to Baden-Württemberg on Sunday as well. Afterwards, the personal BFFT fan club of Fabian Vettel lent the the newcomer loud support from the grandstand. After the start of the TT Cup, the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) got underway. Onlookers watched Jamie Green (Audi) drive to an admirable victory. Following the events, the BFFT Fanmobile leisurely made it way back to Ingolstadt.
The BFFT fanmobile will soon be back on track! Stay tuned!