Whenever we talk about Formula 1 we look at how the technology has been passed over from track to our roads, such as KERS. However, this time we have learned that there could be an Infiniti Sebastian Vettel RBR Edition. Red Bull Racing has a close relationship with the luxury Nissan brand, and the Japanese carmaker wants to have a much closer relationship.
This has got us thinking, as both RBR and Infiniti will be looking at this very carefully, as choosing the right model will be key to how popular the special edition version will be. Currently nothing is known about the deal, apart from the fact the 2010 F1 Champions will supply technical support. This will be a lot like the partnership that other F1 teams have had with carmakers in the past, such as Jordan with Mugen Honda and McLaren with Mercedes.
According to WorldCarFans the Vettel version is just a special edition version, and that there will be a completely new model. Going back a few years we would have laughed at this notion, but the energy drinks company who purchased the Jaguar Racing team has proven that you do not need to have a racing pedigree to make it in the sport.
Having said that, they do have some remarkable talent, and they will be using the likes of Adrian Newey to come up with some amazing design features to make this new model a success. Both companies will now be sitting down and deciding which is the best plan of action; do they go for a hatchback or saloon design.
The smart money would be on a hot-hatch with a few Red Bull logos here and there, as we all know how poplar the company is as a brand. I for one cannot wait until more news filters through, so watch this space.