Four-time F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel to Test Porsche Penske 963 Hypercar for Le Mans

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Sebastien Vettel is getting back in a race car.

And, no, it's not a Formula 1 car. This time, the four-time F1 champion is preparing to be part of a Porsche Penske Motorsport 36-hour test of its Porsche 963 hypercar for Le Mans. The the will be held in the coming week at the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain.

It will be Vettel's first time in a hypercar at speed, and the effort will undoubtedly fuel rumors that the 36-year-old driver is gearing up for a run at Le Mans in June. Vettel has spent time in the simulator to prepare for Aragón test, and he did turn a few laps in a rollout of the Porsche 963 at Porche's R&D Center in Weissach on Thursday.

He's downplaying any talk, however, that this is some sort of precursor to a Le Mans effort.