Formula One drivers are more likely to run into each other on the race track if they’re similar in age, social status and competition results, according to a new study that looked at five decades of crashes. It’s like a big game of “I’m cooler than you are,” funded by teams with annual budgets in the $500-million…
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has not won a Formula One Grand Prix since July when he took the trophy in Hungary. That changed today in Brazil when he slid down the inside of polesitter Valtteri Bottas lap one turn one, and kept the pace to fend off all attacks for the remaining laps. Ultimately his gap to Bottas in…
Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel complained of a burning sensation down below during Free Practice 2 in Mexico only to discover that his car’s onboard fire extinguisher had gone off, WTF1 reports. The cause was a loose screw. Naturally, I’m writing this for the brilliant headline possibilities.
Ferrari Formula One driver and four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel hasn’t driven for his former team Red Bull since 2014, yet he tried to get his Ferrari serviced in Red Bull’s pit stall during Free Practice 3 of the United States Grand Prix. Oops!
Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel had to retire on lap 5 of today’s Japanese Grand Prix due to an engine issue. Vettel, who sits in second place just behind Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in the F1 drivers’ championship, quickly lost position after slowing on track and was ultimately called in by his team.
Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel just signed a new three-year contract to stay at Ferrari, reports NBC Sports. Ferrari made the announcement after the final practice session for this weekend’s race at Spa-Francorchamps, confirming what we all expected to happen after Ferrari announced they’d be keeping Vettel’s…
Sebastian Vettel just set the fastest recorded lap ever at the Hungaroring during qualifying for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
While it was clear that Lewis Hamilton would likely end up winning his fourth-straight British Grand Prix pretty early on, it really didn’t help that all of Ferrari’s tires decided to explode in the final lap of the race.
Formula One’s latest attempt at protecting the cockpit seemed promising. It looked good, it’s a step in the right direction and it wasn’t nearly as dumb-looking to the car as the halo was. But Sebastian Vettel practiced with it on Friday, and it made him so dizzy he took it off before the session ended.
After ramming each other behind a safety car at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel didn’t sleep it off. In fact, no one in the Formula One universe really did. Hamilton wants to settle things outside of the car, and everyone else seems to be freaking out because there was a skirmish.
Just as the safety car was being deployed to clear up some debris on the track, Formula One’s points leader Sebastian Vettel drove right into the back of his closest rival Lewis Hamilton, claiming that Hamilton brake checked him. Check it out for yourself.
Though he sat on pole position for the first time in nine years at the Monaco Grand Prix and looked about as thrilled as Kimi Raikkonen can, it was his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel who got the big win Sunday. A less dominant force than usual, Lewis Hamilton finished seventh after a disastrous qualifying run.
Team orders weren’t a factor among the Mercedes camp at the end of Sunday’s Formula One Russian Grand Prix, with teammate Lewis Hamilton nearly half a minute back from leader Valtteri Bottas in fourth. But Bottas had a closing Sebastian Vettel to worry about, squeezing through to an intense first victory.
Continuing the pattern of slightly less Mercedes domination in Formula One this year, the front row of the Russian Grand Prix starting grid will be Ferrari red on Sunday. Sebastian Vettel is on pole, with teammate Kimi Raikkonen in second. Mercedes locked up the third and fourth spots, and the full lineup is here.
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.