WATCH: “Does he replace Checo if he does well?”-Sebastian Vettel takes a tour around Silverstone in Ayrton Senna’s McLaren, F1 Twitter reacts

Sebastian Vettel has often called Senna's McLaren MP4/8 his favorite car.

WATCH: “Does he replace Checo if he does well?”-Sebastian Vettel takes a tour around Silverstone in Ayrton Senna’s McLaren, F1 Twitter reacts

Sebastian Vettel with McLaren MP4/8 (Left, image via: Reddit) and Sergio Perez (Right: Racing News 365)

After being announced that he would drive Ayrton Senna’s iconic McLaren MP4/8 and Nigel Mansell’s Williams FW14B at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed, Sebastian Vettel hopped into Senna’s MP4/8 to tear through the Silverstone track. The video of him cruising in the iconic red and white livery McLaren has delighted the fans.

Having bid farewell to the sport last year, Sebastian Vettel sought solace in a peaceful retirement, prioritizing cherished moments with his family. This decision left fans and the motorsport community saddened by the absence of the four-time world champion. However, glimpses of Vettel’s presence at the Monaco GP and the Silverstone tire test offered a glimmer of spectacle that he hasn’t entirely cut ties with the sport.


The Goodwood Festival, scheduled from July 13th to 16th, promises to reignite Vettel’s racing spirit. Stepping into the shoes of racing legends Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell, the German legend is set to pilot both the McLaren MP4/8 and the revered Williams FW14B. The sight of Vettel behind the wheel of Senna’s McLaren at Silverstone thrilled fans to no end. Vettel will also surely be delighted to drive the car he often called his ‘favourite car in F1.’

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The F1 Twitter community loved to hear the McLaren’s engine ‘music’

Ayrton Senna's driving MP4/8
Ayrton Senna’s driving MP4/8 (CRedits; Real HD Wallpapers)

In the days of yore, Formula 1 cars roared with unadulterated power, devoid of the hybrid engines seen today. The sound of those engines, reaching a crescendo with every rev, is hailed as one of the most gratifying symphonies by F1 enthusiasts. The F1 Twitterverse erupted excitedly as their beloved driver returned to the track, reigniting their passion for the sport.


Amidst the outpouring of joy and nostalgia on social media, a few fans seized the opportunity to take a playful dig at Sergio Perez. Recent news of Daniel Ricciardo replacing Nyck de Vries at Alpha Tauri, coupled with Perez’s struggle for form, sparked speculation about Vettel potentially taking his place.

As Vettel roared through Silverstone’s hallowed corners, fans reveled in the sheer exhilaration of witnessing their hero back in action. The unmistakable red and white livery of Senna’s McLaren evoked nostalgia and admiration among fans who had sorely missed Vettel’s presence. This awe-inspiring spectacle at Silverstone demonstrated Sebastian Vettel’s enduring allure and the love he still has from his fans worldwide.

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