• 16-APR-2010

PUMA Interviews Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel

This weekend, Formula One heads to Shanghai for the final leg of its quartet of fly away races in the Chinese Grand Prix. And what will all the hottest Formula One drivers be wearing on their feet? The SL Tech, of course, PUMA's new statement shoe from PUMA Motorsport. Be sure to watch this weekend, when four PUMA drivers – Alonso, Vettel, Massa and Webber - will be stepping on the gas pedal with it.

The SL Tech is inspired and influenced by direct feedback from top PUMA F1 drivers. The new racing shoe shaves precious grams to create faster times, by including an asymmetric fit and lacing system with an additional tri hook closure to help the shoe wrap around the contours of the foot, and supporting the arch by a newly designed outsole chassis that allows a flat surface for pedal pressure.

PUMA had the chance to ask Double World Champion Fernando Alonso and runaway favourite Sebastian Vettel – who led his team-mate Mark Webber home for a dominant Red Bull 1-2 finish two weeks ago in Malaysia – what they think about the racing shoe.