Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel remains confident that more titles is certain for him at ferrari, despite a rough spell at Maranello since he arrived in 2015.
He strongly opined that the team had a promising year ahead.
“I guess it’s a question of time”, he said when asked if he felt that he would be champion again in the future. Obviously, it was a big step when I decided to change at the time when I did,” he said.
“It was clear that it would take some time, but we had a great season in 2015, we got closer and closer to Mercedes, the hopes and expectations for 2016 were high,” he added.
Going on, he admitted that the season ultimately hadn’t gone as well as he had hoped. Ferrari failed to record a single race victory last year with either Vettel or his team mate Kimi Raikkonen. (more…)
During the practice three session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this Sunday, SebastianVettel produced a shock result, topping the session from Max Verstappen and KimiRaikkonen.
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes team mate, NicoRosberg, who are both favorites for the title had been topping the session after their qualifying simulations on the ultrasofts.
However, after the others bolted off on another set of new tyres marked in purple colors, a lot of time became available causing Vettel to advance and top the session.
As the chequered flag fell, Vettel came off a tenth clear over Verstappen and about three tenths quicker than Hamilton
“I think that is an impressive time from Vettel, we know he is good around this track, it is a typical kind of Vettel track,”Anthony Davidson who was on commentary duty had said.
Rosberg and Hamilton are in the forefront for the world title and by now, Hamilton should know that he really needs a win if he is to overhaul the 12 point lead held by Rosberg. However, that may not be enough, especially if Rosberg finishes amongst the top three in the race. (more…)
The F1 drivers are not only the faces of their teams on the track, but the ones who help introduce new parts and components in racing cars and help companies model accessories for automobiles that make a difference on the tracks.
One such recent instance could be cited about Sebastian Vettel. Pirelli has launched wider tyres that are being tried out by this celebrated driver for the upcoming race events. The tyres that are being launched by Pirelli offer certain advantages for the mud covered tracks that would be marred and made slippery by the rains. For these track conditions the company has come up with a wider tyre design.
Pirelli has sought out Vettel’s help in testing out the new tyres. These are being designed to comply with the changed rules of F1 that would become applicable from 2017.
The Chinese Grand Prix was not without incident for Sebastian Vettel.
The clash with Daniil Kvyat that occurred on the first lap is being rumored to be many things. However, Sebastian feels that it was an outcome of the race and nothing more. Vettel was initially furious with his opponent Kvyat. Due to the latter driving down the inside around the first corner of the Shanghai track, Vettel was unable to go ahead. As a result, Vettel took the stance of avoiding action and he instead hit on Kimi Raikkonen who was his team mate in the Ferrari team.
The clash made him furious at that time and he did vet it out on Kvyat. However, today Vettel states that it is an incident that is normal in races and at the end it boils down to just that. For Kvyat it was probably the best line to take though it ended up not being great for Kimi and me. He stated that emotions run high when you are racing. Hence, it was natural for him to react though Kvyat probably did not anticipate the effect his action would have on the others
Vettel is surprised to hear that many are still talking about the incident. The incident had taken place about two weeks ago, and hence that it is still a topic being discussed has surprised Vettel. He stated that whatever he said was due to the emotions that arose at that moment. He was oblivious to that fact that it was on camera, but that does not change anything. He would not want to change anything as reactions are natural when crashes happen on the racing tracks. However, he did appear to have regretted coming down hard on Kvyat as they are good friends off the track.
Sebastian Vettel, the 4 time Formula One champion, snatched a great win, which is his 40th win, last time out in Malaysia to put the brake on dominating title holder Hammy as well as runner-up Rosberg – and now Ferrari’s #25 million per year capture is hellbent on stopping a 2nd successive championship haul by Silver Arrows twosome.
Hamilton, who had a wary eye on Ferrari, told that they have they have a huge improvement. They have overtaken your Red Bull, they are progressing and he believes that they are going to have to see them really closely. It is really very nice to see them back but Seb’s victory in Malaysia was not so much a kick as a strong pinch. And they now know that they have a race on their hands.
In the other hand, Nico Rosberg loved the revitalized he challenge too. He told that if Seb closes the gap on them it woud be great for Formula One. It is Game On. (more…)