Nico—oh, er, Valtteri Bottas—is on the pole for the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, ahead of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will start third, and will hopefully line up in his boxed-off starting spot this time around. The full starting lineup can be found here.
Overtakes in Formula One this year have been few and far between. Fortunately, when they do happen, oh boy, do they ever deliver. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel just put on a masterclass of crazy, ain’t-care passing trying to claw his way back up from a decidedly meh start to his Chinese Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel was under investigation by the race stewards for not lining up all the way into his starting location. His Ferrari was started from second position on the front row, but he didn’t quite line up into his boxed-off spot. Um, was this intentional, or did Seb party a bit too hard last night?
Sebastian Vettel may have to settle for third all too often against more dominant cars in Formula One, but give him an equal playing field and he can destroy the field—by himself. After a fellow German had to retire from team competition, Vettel single handedly won Sunday’s Race of Champions Nations Cup in Miami.
Today’s Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix is a very wet race. No one can see. Perfect time to spin out as traffic comes at you, then. Feel the pain of these wet-weather spins and smashes.
There’s no escaping the glowing red spirit of the mirror realm. Not even in the new LaFerrari Aperta.
If there’s one thing that be a ray of sunshine on a dark, sad day and cheer us up, it’s a good racing highlight reel. This one is sixteen minutes of Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel saying “obviously” in interviews. Enjoy.
The last spot on the podium for the Formula One Mexican Grand Prix must be a revolving door instead of the usual step. First, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen lost third place for taking a shortcut to keep his position, giving the podium spot to Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Hilariously, Vettel later lost third place…
After blocking Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel from third position despite even his own team telling him to move over, Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen waltzed into the pre-podium room to celebrate. That’s when Verstappen, who has a history of blocking, found out he wouldn’t be getting third place.
Contact at the first corner of the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix between Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg, sent Rosberg—the other Mercedes battling for a world drivers’ championship—spinning out of the front of the pack.
If you didn’t see, Nico Rosberg predictably won Sunday’s Formula One Italian Grand Prix and ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. But you wouldn’t know if you caught the broadcast right before the podium ceremony, because Sebastian Vettel ran around in the first-place hat for a good few minutes.
While there are still interesting battles further back in the field, the front of Formula One’s pack hasn’t always been all that exciting. Case in point: even Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel just kind of spaced out and slowed down during the last lap of last weekend’s Hockenheim race.
In response to a rules breach by Nico Rosberg and his team at the British Grand Prix, Formula One did the least logical thing they could—make even more rules, which four-time champion Sebastian Vettel reportedly called “bullshit.” For the sake of foul language in the cockpit, let’s hope he didn’t say it on the radio.
Just because you schedule a regular-season Formula One race over the end of Le Mans doesn’t mean that F1 drivers aren’t going to ask about the result. Fortunately, Ferrari driver and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel thought to ask what happened to the Toyota Le Mans team in the middle of F1’s post-race press…
Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel’s anger toward Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat may have been comically overblown at the Chinese Grand Prix, but this time, he’s rightfully mad. Kvyat hit him not once, but twice, immediately knocking Vettel out of the Russian Grand Prix on lap 1.
Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel’s version of a post-race spat is somehow incredibly tame and hilariously immature all at the same wonderful time. After complaining about a first-lap incident all throughout the Chinese Grand Prix, both he and the target of his rage end up on the podium.
Perhaps Formula One should have yellow-flagged the race immediately after that huge melee at the start of the race. Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo was leading—something that hasn’t happened in a very long time in a Red Bull—early in the race until a popped tire handed the lead back to Nico Rosberg.
Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel likes to name his cars, and this year’s Ferrari is named Margherita, writes Motorsport.com. We don’t care that he was thinking of beautiful Italian women instead of pizza: this makes us pretty hungry anyway.
Between safety and style, it’s pretty obvious which takes a higher slot on the importance list—unless, of course, you’re three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. In that case, forget the safety aspect of it all. It’s better that your 200-plus mph racing vehicle looks good, while going 200-plus mph.