Vettel yet to name 2011 car

Sebastian Vettel has revealed that he is yet to think up a name for his new Formula One car. Last year, the 23-year-old won his first title at the wheel of Randy Mandy, after the original RB6 named Luscious Liz was replaced due to damage...

Sebastian Vettel has revealed that he is yet to think up a name for his new Formula One car.

Last year, the 23-year-old won his first title at the wheel of Randy Mandy, after the original RB6 named Luscious Liz was replaced due to damage after Monaco.

The giving of an amorous female name has become one of the Red Bull driver's several F1-related superstitions, including the sliding of a lucky coin behind his boot laces.

When asked about his new RB7 wearing the coveted number 1 as it was launched at Valencia on Tuesday, Vettel told Welt newspaper: "The number looks good.

"I saw the car in one piece for the first time this morning. So I haven't got a name for her yet," he revealed.

Vettel was also asked about reports that his friend Michael Schumacher suffers from motion sickness at the wheel of driver simulators.

As for whether he has also been sick in a sim, he smiled: "Once, but only very briefly.

"I think it's an important tool with testing so limited, especially with regards to (learning) the tracks," added Vettel.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Sebastian Vettel