Team BFFT on the campsite
The BFFT camp
BFFT with Fabian Vettel at the Cart event

Meet & Kart and exclusive motorsport weekend with Fabian Vettel

On 19 June 2017, the up-and-coming race car driver, made a guest appearance in Ingolstadt. After an advanced training course in the Audi Driving Experience Center, the Heppenheimer visited the modern headquarters of his principal sponsor, BFFT. Following a brief familiarization run and dressed in BFFT merchandizing apparel, 10 employees and the winner of the Facebook lottery had the possibility of measuring themselves against the Audi TT Cup driver in Ingolstadt’s Go-Kart Arena. Fabian Vettel’s racing colleague and hometown boy Simon Wirth (likewise an Audi TT Cup driver) unceremoniously joined the group. Two race car drivers from the student racing team, Schanzer Racing Electric (SRe) completed the starting field. Vettel justified his role as favorite but had to fight hard against the boys from SRe to hold onto first place.

Just two weeks later, the next highlight stood on the program: eight candidates of the engineering service provider from Gaimersheim at Ingolstadt were permitted to spend an exclusive motorsport weekend at the Norisring. Solidly installed tents, seating options and a grill had already been set up beforehand and stood ready upon arrival. The trip to the site took place in BFFT’s “Fanmobile” which was packed full of beverages. In addition to watching the racing highlights of the Audi TT Cup and DTM (German Touring Car Masters), the BFFTers who attended were visited by Fabian Vettel on Saturday evening at the campground for some small talk. The racing weekend passed fair-to-middling for the star-of-tomorrow. After a good 7th place finish on Saturday, a bump against the guard rail cost Vettel a top finish on Sunday. Driving with good prospects in second place, the Audi TT Cup driver had to be satisfied with a 10th place finish.

There was no lack of support! The BFFTers who were present were well outfitted in their brand new Fabian Vettel Collection (shirt, cap and autograph cards). The solidarity between Vettel and his sponsor BFFT Automotive Technology was also reflected during the electronic specialist’s summer celebration. Here Vettel paid the celebrants a visit and made himself available for autographs and selfies.

We wish Fabian Vettel all the best for the remainder of the racing season! BFFT will soon be cheering for him once again from the stands!

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