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Category: Sebastian Vettel

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Max Verstappen will need to learn fast from Shanghai overtaking fiasco | Giles Richards

The driver’s poorly judged attempt at overtaking Sebastian Vettel in China suggests it is time for the youngster to add a more considered approach to his undoubted raw talentAt the opening of the Formula One season, Max Verstappen was as confident in h…

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Sebastian Vettel leads front-row lockout for Ferrari in F1 Chinese GP

• Lewis Hamilton fourth behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas• Vettel secures 52nd career pole as he bids for 50th race winSebastian Vettel claimed pole for the Chinese Grand Prix, completing an all-Ferrari front row with his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in sec…

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Lewis Hamilton under pressure to close gap on Ferrari at Chinese Grand Prix

• Mercedes driver led Kimi Raikkonen in second F1 practice• ‘Ferrari are going to be hard to beat in Shanghai,’ says HamiltonFine margins make the difference in Formula One and, gratifyingly for the Chinese Grand Prix, the differential at the front of …

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Ferrari had pace all weekend in Bahrain and trusted star driver | Giles Richards

It was a fine race for Sebastian Vettel and his team, but Lewis Hamilton and Pierre Gasly also made their markThe Scuderia might have been fortunate to win in Melbourne but victory in Bahrain was anything but a fluke. The team had the pace all weekend …

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Lewis Hamilton says rapport with Mercedes must improve before China

• ‘We have to sit down and discuss the last two races,’ says Briton• Communication problems cost Hamilton in Bahrain and MelbourneLewis Hamilton has warned that he and his Mercedes team must improve communication after his third?place finish at the Bah…

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Mercedes rue missed Melbourne chance but Red Bull and McLaren have hope | Giles Richards

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen showed Red Bull can be a force while Fernando Alonso gave McLaren reason to be cheerfulThe Mercedes team will leave Australia ruing their failure to gain a season?opening victory that was there for the taking but the…

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Formula One: Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for Australian Grand Prix

Hamilton’s performance leaves rivals reelingKimi Raikkonen to be in second place on the gridLewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Australian Grand Prix, with a dominant performance in Melbourne that left his rivals reeling as he and Mercedes pro…

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Imperious Lewis Hamilton has Formula One history in his sights

The defending champion has all the tools for a fifth world title but Sebastian Vettel will never shy away from a fightReading too much into the results of Sunday’s opening grand prix in Australia could be a dangerous game. Albert Park is not typical of…

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Mercedes confidence is an ominous sign after Barcelona F1 testing | Giles Richards

Mercedes look like being the team to beat again, while Ferrari and McLaren both have much work to doThe dominant force in F1 for the past four years, Mercedes appear to show no sign of relinquishing their stranglehold. Last year’s championship-winning …

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Lewis Hamilton prepared for F1 rivalry with Sebastian Vettel to become spikier

• ‘I don’t play mind games, I just drive faster’ says champion • Mercedes’ Toto Wolff condemns new halo cockpit safety deviceLewis Hamilton has warned his relationship with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel could deteriorate in this year’s Formula One world c…

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F1 2017: from Hamilton versus Vettel to McLaren; the season’s best and worst | Giles Richards

The Briton had to be at his best to shake off Ferrari rival and seal fourth title, Force India and Max Verstappen showed mettle but some changes are needed in 2018Lewis Hamilton produced an exceptional performance to secure his fourth – and what he adm…

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Valtteri Bottas ends F1 season with victory at Abu Dhabi GP

• Finn beats world champion Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton into second• Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel finishes a distant third at Yas Marina circuitValtteri Bottas brought the 2017 Formula One season to a close with an untroubled win at the Abu Dh…

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel target finale win to take into winter

• Four-time F1 title winners look ahead to chasing down Fangio’s total• Argentinian won his five titles between 1951-57 in an eight-year careerWhile little more than bragging rights are up for grabs for Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel at the season…

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Hamilton and Vettel whet appetite for 2018 but guns spell danger for Brazil GP | Giles Richards

The F1 world champion proved his hunger remains while Ferrari fought back but Valtteri Bottas, the quality of racing and the future of the Brazilian Grand Prix are a concernAfter making his only major error of the season with a crash in qualifying at t…

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Sebastian Vettel wins Brazilian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton fightback

• Vettel beats Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen into second and third• Hamilton finishes fourth after starting race in pit laneSebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix for Ferrari, putting in a commanding performance to beat the Mercedes of Valt…

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Lewis Hamilton’s triumph over another four-timer puts him among F1 greats | Giles Richards

The Mercedes driver’s fourth title after a thrilling duel with Sebastian Vettel suggests the Briton can go on to match Juan Manuel Fangio at the very leastFour Formula One world championships, by any yardstick, is a remarkable achievement. Lewis Hamilt…

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Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton set pace in F1 Mexican Grand Prix practice

• Mercedes duo record two fastest laps in opening practice session• Sebastian Vettel in fifth so far but Ferraris should suit Mexico trackOpening the weekend as he doubtless means to continue, Lewis Hamilton set about the first part of his task of winn…

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Five reasons Lewis Hamilton is on the point of making British F1 history | Giles Richards

Britain’s three-times champion needs only a fifth-place finish in Mexico on Sunday to secure a record-breaking titleFrom teenage friends to title rivals, by the end of last season Lewis Hamilton’s relationship with Nico Rosberg had turned into a maelst…

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Lewis Hamilton out to seal fourth title ‘standing on top step of Mexico podium’

• Fifth or higher would make him most successful British F1 driver• Mercedes man’s mindset means he has no desire to see someone else win raceLewis Hamilton has said he intends to try to seal his fourth Formula One world championship with victory at th…

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Lewis Hamilton eyes fourth title after showing composure and maturity | Giles Richards

The Briton knows how to play the game and stay out of trouble as he progresses to the threshold of another drivers’ crown with his triumph in AustinDespite being beaten off the line by Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton once again displayed the composure …