Closed Cockpit an Eye-Opener for Sebastian Vettel at Porsche Penske Test

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Four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel was in the learning seat this week during a marathon 36-hour test of the Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963 LMDh hypercar at Motorland Aragon in Spain.

Vettel completed 118 laps (361 miles) on the 3.32-mile circuit.

And, yes, it was an eye-opener for Vettel, who retired as a F1 driver following the 2022 season.

"Of course, I also keep an eye on other motorsport disciplines and know many drivers who are active in the WEC and Le Mans," Vettel said. "At some point, my curiosity was so great that I had the idea of trying it out myself. Porsche gave me the opportunity to test a current hypercar with the 963.