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Category: Sebastian Vettel

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Valtteri Bottas outshines Lewis Hamilton to claim Spanish GP pole

• Bottas puts in commanding lap to deny teammate Hamilton• Sebastian Vettel third in front of Max VerstappenValtteri Bottas claimed pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix. He secured the top spot at the Circuit de Catalunya with a commanding lap to d…

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Williams reel from Baku debacle but Norris leads McLaren F1 resurgence

Vettel identifies Ferrari’s major failing, Leclerc’s honesty bodes well for his future and where’s the bang for all Renault’s bucks?Williams endured a weekend for the team that must count as the most trying in their history. It began with George Russel…

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‘So boring’: Vettel on Mercedes’ form after Bottas and Hamilton dominate in Azerbaijan – video

Valtteri Bottas held off teammate Lewis Hamilton and cruised to victory in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku and retook the lead over the reigning Formula One world champion in the points standings.After the race, Sebastian Vettel – who finished third …

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Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to Azerbaijan F1 GP pole

• Mercedes pair lock out front row ahead of Sebastian Vettel• Charles Leclerc crashes out in Q2 in other FerrariValtteri Bottas took pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the Mercedes driver putting in an outstanding lap, threading the needle of…

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Charles Leclerc forces new dynamic to give Ferrari a team orders headache

F1 driver has proved competitive from the off and before Baku, the Scuderia must be considering whether he is the better betFew would have thought the spectre of team orders would loom over the new Formula One season so soon. Yes, Ferrari had been hone…

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Ferrari face tough questions and pressing need to do well in Baku

If the Scuderia are unable to challenge Mercedes in Azerbaijan it is difficult to see where they will be able toThe Ferrari team principal, Mattia Binotto, has been a picture of considered, affable and approachable calm this season. Indeed, in that res…

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Lewis Hamilton urges Mercedes to step up F1 title fight with Ferrari

• ‘The key is to deliver near perfect weekends,’ says Englishman• Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto says team orders will continueLewis Hamilton believes Mercedes will have to operate with maximum effort to maintain a competitive edge in their fight wit…

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Ferrari defend team order favouring Vettel in futile pursuit of Hamilton

• Charles Leclerc told to let Sebastian Vettel past in Chinese GP• Team principal Mattia Binotto says ‘we tried and it didn’t work’Ferrari defended their use of team orders in China, despite the decision failing to make any difference to their finishin…

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Lewis Hamilton blocks out F1 party to focus on Chinese GP success

• Shanghai grand prix will be F1’s 1,000th race• Mercedes driver says milestone is an ‘irrelevant figure’Lewis Hamilton is in no mood for any distractions from the defence of his title, even as Formula One prepares to celebrate the 1,000th world champi…

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Ferrari’s fightback begins in first practice for Bahrain Grand Prix

• Vettel and Leclerc leave Mercedes drivers in their early wake• Williams bring back Sir Patrick Head as engineering consultantIf there is to be a real fight at the front in Formula One this season Ferrari must square up at the Sakhir circuit and find …

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Mercedes bank on Lewis Hamilton’s sixth sense in record-seeking season | Giles Richards

British champion’s mental strength will again be a key asset in Mercedes’ bid for another drivers’ and constructors’ double, starting in Melbourne on SundayThere are no illusions at Mercedes as to how tough a Formula One season lies ahead as the team p…

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F1 has no plans to ban tobacco company sponsorship despite health calls

WHO wants all sponsorship by tobacco companies outlawedFIA and F1 ban tobacco advertising but not sponsorshipHamilton on top in Australia GP practice as Vettel strugglesJean Todt has insisted the FIA is aligned with the World Health Organisation which …

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F1 2019: team-by-team guide to the cars and drivers | Giles Richards

Lewis Hamilton has repeatedly had an edge over Sebastian Vettel but Mercedes now seem to have a gap to close on FerrariCar W10 Engine Mercedes Principal Toto Wolff Debut France 1954 GPs 189 Titles 5 2018 1st Continue reading…

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Charles Leclerc sets out stall to challenge Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari’s No 1

• Monaco-born driver hopes to change order in second season• ‘I am already quite at ease. The feeling is very good’Charles Leclerc, who is making his debut for Ferrari this year, has said he would like to present the team with the “problem” of challeng…

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Ferrari now have the tools to topple Mercedes in F1, says Sebastian Vettel

• Four-time champion ‘really excited’ by Ferrari’s new car• Mattia Binotto says team ‘tried to be as extreme as we could’Sebastian Vettel has said he is confident Ferrari have the machinery to mount a strong fight for the Formula One world championship…

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F1 2018 season awards: sublime Lewis Hamilton and Leclerc’s emergence

The Englishman’s fifth F1 title was just reward for his brilliance but it’s a sad farewell to Fernando AlonsoA fifth title was Lewis Hamilton’s reward for an exceptional year. Yet it was not just the moments of sublime skill that defined it as much as …

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Lewis Hamilton caps title-winning 2018 in Abu Dhabi after Hülkenberg flips

• World champion fends off Vettel to win his 11th race of season• Niko Hülkenberg walks away from dramatic early crashLewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a superb run from pole position for his 11th victory of the season. He produced a con…

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Lewis Hamilton benefits from Max Verstappen’s bad luck in Brazil

• Dutchman calls Esteban Ocon ‘an idiot’ after costly move • Hamilton: “This is what we’ve worked for every single day”With his fifth title already secured, Lewis Hamilton had been explicit he wanted to end the season strongly. Yet while he did the tak…

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Lewis Hamilton takes Brazilian F1 GP pole as he bids for 10th race win

• Champion can maintain recent season average of 10 wins• Sebastian Vettel second fastest but may face penaltyHaving sealed his fifth title at the last meeting Lewis Hamilton followed it with a further statement of authority by taking pole for the Braz…

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Lewis Hamilton takes Brazilian F1 GP pole as he bids for 10th race win

• Champion can maintain recent season average of 10 wins• Sebastian Vettel second fastest but may face penaltyHaving sealed his fifth title at the last meeting Lewis Hamilton followed it with a further statement of authority by taking pole for the Braz…