Eau Rouge meets the Eau Rouge

Infiniti took its Q50 Eau Rouge concept luxury supercar to the Spa-Francorchamps race circuit in Belgium, where the car met its namesake, the signature high-speed corner, Eau Rouge.

Infiniti’s four-time Formula One World Drivers’ Champion and Infiniti’s Director of Performance Sebastian Vettel put the Eau Rouge through its paces on the circuit. He did so with the help of Parker Kligerman, a well-known race driver from the U.S., and Pan Xiaoting, Nine-Ball World Champion (snooker).  Videos of that can be found here.


Heavy rain showered the test run for the Q50 Eau Rouge as Vettel put it through its paces as well as he could in the weather. The race driver has been intimately involved in the development of the Eau Rouge and, despite the weather, was excited to see the car hit its namesake corner on the track and do so with aplomb.

“Even though it was difficult to get a proper feel for the car’s performance due to the wet track, the engineering team have made definite improvements to the car in the areas of steering and suspension since I first drove it earlier in the year,” said Vettel. “There is no shortage of power from the Q50 Eau Rouge.”

For now, Vettel must put aside work on the Eau Rouge car and focus on the Eau Rouge corner, as he will compete in the Belgian Grand Prix on this same track this weekend.

Aaron Turpen
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