In a sport where every aspect is important and every little detail can make a difference, Sebastian Vettel is determined to use every resource at its best. Scuderia Ferrari’s German driver will begin using racing “socks” rather than traditional boots starting with next weekend, when the 2017 Russian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place.
As a matter of fact, the four-time Formula One world championship and current F1 leader wanted to have the possiblity of using Puma’s specially-developed, one piece and laceless racing sock in Australia, but at that time FIA had not homologated the concept: “Auto Bild’s information is that Sebastian Vettel can finally use his racing sock from Russia” – the leading German automobile magazine reports on its online version.
A Puma spokesman explains the concept of the 135 gram “sock”: “We have tried to reduce a racing shoe to the minimum. This is the first sports shoe using fire-resistant thread for racing, but the feedback of the driver is the most important part, as we want to give him what he wants. We have succeeded in that.” Puma’s spokesman confirmed, as reported by Auto Bild.