Category: Vettel

Lauda says Mercedes hopes hinge on Vettel DNF Niki Lauda…

Lauda says Mercedes hopes hinge on Vettel DNF

Niki Lauda believes that his Mercedes team cannot win the 2017 Formula 1 world championship unless Sebastian Vettel fails to finish at least one of the 14 remaining grands prix.

Lewis Hamilton says Sebastian Vettel is Ferrari’s number one

Lewis Hamilton says Sebastian Vettel is Ferrari’s number one

Lewis Hamilton says he is convinced Ferrari have designated Sebastian Vettel as their number one driver. Vettel won the Monaco Grand Prix after Ferrari’s pit-stop strategy helped him beat team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton said: “It’s very clear Ferrari have chosen their number one driver and are pushing everything to make sure Sebastian will maximise his points. “It is very hard for the leading…

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Ferrari deny team orders in Monaco Grand Prix win for Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari deny team orders in Monaco Grand Prix win for Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari denied they manipulated the Monaco Grand Prix to ensure the German beat team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Raikkonen was left annoyed after he led the early laps from pole but Vettel passed him by using a later pit stop. A Ferrari spokesman said: “The drivers are free to race. There was no plan whatsoever to get Sebastian ahead.” Vettel said: “There was no plan of any team…

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Strategy helps Vettel lead Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco

Strategy helps Vettel lead Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco

Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel took advantage of an inspired strategy call to overcome Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix following a frantic finish. The championship leader sat behind pole-sitter Raikkonen for the opening 40 laps of the race after failing to make the jump on the Finn at the start. However, a decision to run Vettel on a longer first stint saw him…

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Monaco GP: Sebastian Vettel stretches title lead with win

Monaco GP: Sebastian Vettel stretches title lead with win

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won a dull-then-frantic Monaco Grand Prix to extend his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points. Vettel led home team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, after passing the Finn by running longer to the only pit stop. There will be wide suspicion within Formula 1 that the strategy was a deliberate move by Ferrari to get their leading driver into the lead. Hamilton finished…

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Monaco GP: Sebastian Vettel top as Jenson Button given penalty

Monaco GP: Sebastian Vettel top as Jenson Button given penalty

Sebastian Vettel set a blistering pace as Ferrari dominated final practice at the Monaco Grand Prix. Ferrari were one-two with the four-time world champion 0.345 seconds ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas 0.435secs off in fourth. Vettel’s title rival Lewis Hamilton was only fifth, 0.835secs off the pace. Jenson Button was 12th fastest on his one-off return to Formula…

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Sebastian Vettel quickest, Lewis Hamilton eighth in Monaco

Sebastian Vettel quickest, Lewis Hamilton eighth in Monaco

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel set an impressive pace in second practice at the Monaco Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton ended the session eighth. Championship leader Vettel was 0.487 seconds quicker than Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, with Hamilton more than a second off the pace. Hamilton was top in the first session but Mercedes were less competitive later, a concern for the weekend. Jenson Button was…

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Vettel heads Ricciardo in Monaco Practice Sebastian Vettel set…

Vettel heads Ricciardo in Monaco Practice

Sebastian Vettel set the pace in Thursday practice ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.

F1 gossip: Button, Alonso, Hamilton, Vettel, drone fears

F1 gossip: Button, Alonso, Hamilton, Vettel, drone fears

Tuesday, 16 May

<!– Jenson Button, who retired last year, cannot rule out of the prospect of returning full-time to Formula 1 in 2018. The 2009 world champion is standing in for McLaren’s Fernando Alonso in Monaco as the Spaniard competes in the Indy 500. (ESPN) Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is not ruling out making a bid to sign Alonso for the 2018 season. (Sports Mole) Mercedes driver Lewis…

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Hamilton stills respects Vettel despite ‘tough’ driving

Lewis Hamilton said he retained respect for title rival Sebastian Vettel despite the Ferrari driver’s “tough” driving in the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton said he had no problem with the Ferrari driver despite being forced off track as they battled for the lead. “It could have been close, there could have been contact but fortunately I avoided it,” Hamilton said. “I didn’t say anything bad [to…

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