Articles tagged Sebastian Vettel

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Older is Faster for Ferrari

...and we're not talking about Kimi Räikkönen. Removing a few 'upgrades' has helped to restore the team's early season vim - albeit a little too late RUSSIAN, JAPANESE AND UNITED STATES GP "In the last three races, we had a loss of form, we know that, but we have analysed the situation and hope to have solved the problems. We will have the proof here in Austin.” So said Ferrari’s chief Maurizio...

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The Iceman Goeth

He discovered on the morning of the Italian Grand Prix that he woudn't have a Ferrari race seat in 2019, but Kimi Räikkönen's desire to race reamins unchanged. Ditto his personality... BELGIUM, ITALY & SINGAPORE GRANDS PRIX Kimi Räikkönen had been fighting for his Ferrari future all season and it had generally been a losing battle. It’s hard to show your full capabilities when on the wrong...

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Matters of Moment: November 2018

What does the future hold for motor sport? It is a question that we have attempted to answer in this month’s magazine, with features on esports, essays on an alternative fuel-powered endurance racing championship and eye-popping images of what Formula 1 cars might look like in 2021. Reading these pieces it is impossible not to marvel at the rate of change that is being predicted. Who would have...

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Letters: October 2018

F1’s engine struggles Having recently become aware that 2021’s fabulous new Formula 1 engine rules are no longer, it seems to me that Mark Hughes is right – the manufacturers have too much say in what is going to happen, so Liberty and the FIA need to come to terms with the need to have independent rules created to foster improved competition. The way to achieve that is to have an F1 engine class...

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Ferraris fast, not first

The Scuderia proved it can blitz the timesheets in Germany and Hungary, but key mistakes meant that Mercedes ended both weekends on top   GERMAN & HUNGARIAN GRANDS PRIX The word started filtering through on Saturday morning in Hockenheim: emergency board meetings at Fiat-Chrysler and Ferrari as it became apparent that Sergio Marchionne was in a coma from which he was not going to emerge. This...

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The Battle For Power

FRENCH, AUSTRIAN & BRITISH GRANDS PRIX Mercedes and Ferrari have introduced mid-season engine and aero upgrades, but that hasn't made the competitive hierachy any clearer As the F1 circus arrived at Paul Ricard for the first time in 28 years, and at the first French Grand Prix in a decade, Mercedes was nervous but excited. There was still a question over the new engine spec that had been due...

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Grand Prix Notebook

Singapore, Japan & Russia Rd 14 Marina Bay, September 21, 2014 1 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 2hr 00min 04.795sec 2 Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 00min 18.329sec 3 Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 00min 19.068sec Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 50.417sec Race distance: 60 laps, 188.749 miles Pole position: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 45.681sec Rd...

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Better by design

Our man gets beneath the skin of this year’s Formula 1 cars, pinpoints the key differences between the three engine manufacturers’ approaches… and explains exactly why the Mercedes V6 has won the power battle Illustrator Giorgio Piola Formula 1’s adoption of the 1.6-litre V6 hybrid format has radically altered the competitive pecking order. Hand in hand with fairly swingeing aerodynamic...

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F1 Frontline with Mark Hughes

The Bianchi accident Jules Bianchi was engrossed in a long-running battle with Marcus Ericsson’s Caterham at Suzuka. Both were driving exceptionally well in low-grip conditions in cars with very little downforce. Ericsson had recently made a breakthrough, a change in the Caterham’s brake-by-wire system giving him the pedal feel he’d lacked all year. Besides which, he was very much at home around...

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Reflections with Nigel Roebuck

The Bianchi accident, Montjuich Park 1975, Vettel and Alonso In the hours following Jules Bianchi’s accident, several moments and conversations came back to me, one of them with Martin Brundle at Suzuka in 1995, in which he recalled the Japanese Grand Prix a year earlier. In appalling conditions – worse even than those at this year’s race – Brundle’s McLaren flew off the road at the Dunlop Curve...

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