Category Archives: Sebastian Vettel

Are Red Bull set to be red-faced in 2014?

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - JANUARY 28:  (L-R) Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, drivers Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey attend the launch of their new RB10 Formula One car at the Circuito de Jerez on January 28, 2014 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.  (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)

To the cheers from the millions of non-Vettelians and particularly those who were booing the German on the podium last year, it appears the streak of nine straight wins will not continue in Melbourne. However that comment in itself fails to highlight the issues facing Seb and his team heading to Australia, so looking ahead

Lewis Hamilton fastest for Mercedes as Bahrain test ends

Lewis Hamilton proved Mercedes will be one of the teams to beat in Melbourne in two weeks time as he led the final day of testing in Bahrain. After missing much of the morning following a gearbox problem, the 2008 world champion came out strong in the afternoon – rounding the day off by posting

Felipe Massa tops day three as Red Bull woes return

Felipe Massa scorched to the topped of the timings setting the fastest time seen so far in Bahrain on Saturday. The Williams driver posted a 1:33.258 with 15 minutes to go – pipping Nico Rosberg’s best from last week by .03 of a second. It was the Mercedes driver who looked set to top the

Bahrain test day two: Magnussen quickest as Renault have success

Kevin Magnussen produced two high quality laps in the afternoon to go fastest by over 1.5 seconds on day two in Bahrain. The Dane’s 1:34.910, set on the super-soft Pirelli tyres, was within 2.7 seconds of Nico Rosberg’s pole position time last year perhaps easing concerns the new V6 cars would be too slow. Sebastian Vettel

Bahrain F1 Test: Hulkenberg leads day one as Red Bull questions raised

Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg set an impressive pace as the second pre-season test began in Bahrain. The German posted a 1:36.880 in the afternoon which was quicker than the fastest race lap of the 2013 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit. Hulkenberg’s time was a full second clear of the next best car – Fernando

Why 2014 is a make or break year for F1

Rarely in the history of Formula 1 has one year had the ability to alter the course of history, however in 2014 that is precisely what could happen as the sport embarks on new rules and in many ways a new era. From the new V6 engines to the emergence of fresh blood at the

World Domination

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The 2013 Grand Prix season has petered out with Sebastian Vettel romping to his fourth consecutive title after totally dominating the second half of the year. With it come the inevitable cries of ‘predictable and boring Formula One’. Even Lewis Hamilton joined in although he probably wouldn’t have said as much if he was the

Sebastian Vettel wins in brilliant Brazilian GP

German driver Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull in action during of the Brazilian Formula one Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 24, 2013.                            AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL        (Photo credit should read Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel claimed a historic win at the Brazilian Grand Prix as Mark Webber ended his F1 career on the podium. The German initially lost the lead but quickly got back ahead and never looked back in an entertaining race at Interlagos. Dry conditions greeted the teams for the first time this weekend but with

Brazilian rain can’t stop Sebastian Vettel claiming ninth pole of 2013

F1 Grand Prix of Brazil - Qualifying

Sebastian Vettel produced a stunning lap to claim pole by almost seven tenths of a second as the rain continued at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. The German set a 1:26.479 on the intermediate tyres in a delayed top ten shootout in Sao Paulo, Nico Rosberg claimed second for Mercedes while Fernando Alonso enjoyed

Vettel takes record breaking win at the US Grand Prix

Infiniti Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany competes during  the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 17, 2013 in Austin,Texas. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel’s domination of the 2013 season continued with another flawless drive at the United States Grand Prix. The German’s win was his eighth in-a-row beating Michael Schumacher’s record of seven, Romain Grosjean held off a hard charging Mark Webber to take second for Lotus with the Australian taking third in the other Red Bull.

Sebastian Vettel claims super pole for Austin GP

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Sebastian Vettel waited until the final moment to produce a stunning lap in a truly dominant qualifying session for Red Bull in Austin. The German’s 1:36.338 was enough to pip team-mate Mark Webber by just over a tenth of a second in a great inter-team battle at the Circuit of the Americas. Romain Grosjean was

Sebastian Vettel back at the top in second practice

F1 Grand Prix of USA - Practice

Sebastian Vettel returned to the front in afternoon practice at the US Grand Prix dominating the second session in Austin. The German set a 1:37.305 on the sixth lap of his run on the faster medium tyres giving him a margin of just over a tenth on team-mate Mark Webber. The start of the session

Fernando Alonso quickest in extended FP1 in Austin

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Fernando Alonso led a heavily disrupted opening session at the United States Grand Prix in Austin. The start was delayed by 40 minutes due to fog at the Circuit of the Americas and when the session did finally get underway, drivers were just getting into a stint before a second red flag was called for

Why ‘nice’ Ricciardo must show his dark side in 2014

F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi - Previews

Few people in the world of sport have a smile like Daniel Ricciardo, the young Aussie is rarely seen without those gleaming pearls lighting up even the darkest of places, yet next year he goes to a place few would dare venture. Teaming up alongside Sebastian Vettel at the height of his F1 career, with

Q&A with Sky Sports commentator David Croft

F1 Testing in Barcelona - Day Three

Following the legend that is Murray Walker makes being the lead commentator for the English speaking F1 world one of the hardest jobs around, several have tried including James Allen, Johnathon Legard and Martin Brundle. Now the task belongs to David Croft, better known as ‘Crofty’, he along with Martin Brundle describe the action as

Where is Sebastian Vettel’s place in F1 history?

Red Bull Racing - Press Conference

In the last few months the world’s media have run out of superlatives to describe Sebastian Vettel. That reached a fever pitch when the German claimed his fourth world title at the Indian Grand Prix last month. Since then drivers and F1 figures past and present have been heaping praise so high on the 26-year-old,

F1 goes Country and Western for the United States Grand Prix

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In 2012 the re-emergence of the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas was without doubt one of the big stories of the year. However as we have found out with the Indian Grand Prix, it takes more than one good year to make a new race a success and also does

Vettel makes it eleven with victory at Yas Marina

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 02:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 2, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Another race, another win as Sebastian Vettel takes his eleventh win of 2013 and his seventh-in-a-row at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The German world champion led from start to finish in a truly dominant display at Yas Marina. Pole-sitter Mark Webber had to settle for second over half a minute behind with Nico Rosberg

Mark Webber pips Vettel to Abu Dhabi pole

Mark Webber produced a brilliant lap to beat team-mate Sebastian Vettel to pole position for tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina. Vettel led after the first run  but it was Webber who came out on top with a 1:39.957. Vettel was second with the two Mercedes behind on the second row. Despite a

Vettel leads busy Friday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 01:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 1, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull one-two in practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina. The German circulated in 1:41.335 on the soft tyres in the evening session under the lights with team-mate Mark Webber just over a tenth behind, Lewis Hamilton was best of the rest three-and-a-half tenths off the newly