Sebastian Vettel sat on one of the scooters he had rented from a warden after the end of his first free practice, where his Mercedes engine failed in his Aston Martin race car, and drove down the track towards the garages. The gesture entertained the spectators, but the FIA judges were not so enthusiastic and fined the four-time world champion with a fine of 5000 euros. The German, who was allegedly allowed to drive by a warden, was accused of illegally entering the track within five minutes after the end of training, when only "certain persons, but not racers, were allowed to enter the track without special permission." https://twitter.com/F1/status/1512291019798495232
Four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel believes that he and his colleague Lewis Hamilton, as veterans of Formula 1, have taken on the burden of the social example of this sport, and have advocated for certain global issues and movements. Hamilton has focused on the Black Lives Matter movement for the past 16 months, while working to increase the proportion of black employees in motorsport. Aston Martin's Vettel, meanwhile, has focused and educated more on environmental issues and the LGBTQ + matters movement. "Times have changed and we can no longer avoid it. We can no longer hide behind professional interests and success. It can't all be just about how many points we collect and how many races we win. There are things in all our lives that are bigger and more important than that, I have to
The younger brother of Ferrari racer Sebastian Vettl, Fabian, joined Mercedes before this season, for which he will race in the ADAC GT Masters series. The 20-year-old German has raced in the Audi Sport TT and Lamborghini Super Trofeo series so far, but before signing a contract with the German carmaker's team, he had some concerns, as his brother in Formula 1 is fighting this very German brand. “Mercedes has always been our opponent,” Fabian told German Bild. "The whole family was against it, because my brother always raced against them, so it was a bit funny at first. But in the end, I have no problem with my brother in Formula 1 fighting a Mercedes, and I'm racing for them in GT Masters class. " His older brother, however, was very professional and understanding at the news: "S
Sebastian Vettel hopes that the Ferrari cars will also show better form in the race for the Chinese Grand Prix than in the qualifications. The German finished third, behind both Mercedes racers, with almost a second worse time, but after beating the Silver Arrow in Malaysia with a different tactic, he will try similarly in Shanghai. "I'd rather be closer, but we have to stay on real ground. Both (Mercedes racers) have proven themselves, especially in the last part of qualifying. And we can be as happy as possible. Mercedes are definitely the favorites to win, but we may be a little closer to them. "We saved one set of soft tires, which might help us. Above all, we have to be careful not to lose any place in the first laps, and then we'll see how it turns out," he said.
Kimi Raikkonen said after qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix that he was disappointed with his achievement after finishing sixth, while Sebastian Vettel finished third. The Finn said he found no grip in the first part of the lap. "I drove a bad lap on the last set of tires. For some reason, the rear of the car slid too much in the first two corners," Raikkonen explained. "I lost precious tenths there, so I could only try to drive the best in the rest of the lap. We're all disappointed with where I finished qualifying." Ferrari’s technical director, James Allison, was confident both of their racers could stand in the second starting row. "We are a bit disappointed that we did not reach the third and fourth place, because we had a fast enough car, but such
Niki Lauda was not looking for excuses after the race in Malaysia. He admitted that they simply did a better job at Ferrari and although he had been critical of Sepang winner Sebastian Vettl in the past, he now said the German was no longer boring. “They were simply invincible today,” Lauda said. "They chose the perfect tactics and Vettel drove a great race. The race car turned out and the tires held up. We had to change three tires with us. Why? Because we drove the tires to the limits and it was important for us to make three stops. The Ferrari racer was more lenient with the tires, so they could only change the tires twice, and I congratulated Arrivabene from the bottom of my heart, as he is a real competitor and the competition is welcome.
Sebastian Vettl managed to reach the top of the podium in the second race in the Ferrari team. Although Mercedes were also considered favorites in Malaysia, the four-time champion managed to beat Lewis Hamilton and Nic Rosberg with a fantastic ride. It was Ferrari’s first win after the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix, as well as Vettl’s first after the 2013 Brazil Grand Prix. a version of the tires, as he ran out of sets of soft tires that would have been faster. Hamilton's teammate Rosberg was also on the podium, and the success of Ferrari was complemented by Kimi Raikkonen, who started the race from eleventh place in the qualifiers. Fincu
Sebastian Vettel said that when he finished third in the first race with Ferrari, he felt like he was winning. The Maranello team experienced one of the worst seasons in Formula One history last year. They finished the season without a single win for the first time since 1993. At the Albert Park race, however, Vettel came even closer to the Mercedes racers, although he crossed the finish line a whopping 34 seconds later than winner Lewis Hamilton. “I am very happy and honored to race for Ferrari,” the German said. "We have a great winter behind us and I thanked everyone on the team. I am proud, but we have a lot of work to do if we want to beat Hamilton, Rosberg and Mercedes. Of course, third place is not a victory, but it is just as important for us after last season. as this is a sign that we have done our de well
Also in the afternoon training in Albert Park, Mercedes racers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton reigned at the top of the tables. Once again, the German was better than the current champion, to whom he announced a difficult fight for this year's title. Third and fourth place went to Ferrari racers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. The latter was slower, but the Finn surprised with a long series of laps on a soft mix of tires in a completed race simulation. Williams racer Valtteri Bottas was fifth, Red Bull Danil Kvjat was sixth, and Carlos Sainz, Pastor Maldonado, Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg finished ten. Racer Team Time Laps 1. N. Rosberg Mercedes 01: 27.697 29 2. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01: 27.797 25 3. S. V
Rumors and speculations that Fernando Alonso was unconscious even before his car collided with a concrete wall at tests in Barcelona are getting louder. Adding fuel to the fire was a report by the Italian Gazzetta dello Sport that the Spaniard's accident was filmed by a Ferrari race car driven by Sebastian Vettel after the two-time champion. It is clear from the video that the McLaren Honde car suddenly slowed down sharply and then drove inexplicably into a concrete wall next to the track. Former FIA official and commissioner Joaquin Verdegay told the Spanish AS: "It would be easier to believe if we were told that Alonso has lost consciousness or that he simply got food poisoning, which can happen to anyone. But something it certainly happened.That he lost consciousness