“We Have Got The Car Back To What We Know And What We Feel More Comfortable” Says Vettel

Lewis Hamilton clinched the 2018 Formula One championship in the last race weekend in Mexico. Unfortunately for Sebastian Vettel, his No. 5 Ferrari is back to feeling comfortable again. See, Vettel expects a strong surge to end this season. Despite the drivers championship out of reach, the constructors title is still within grasps. Plus, Vettel wants to end the year as good as they can and hope to transfer some new found success over to the start of the 2019 season. See, Vettel started 2018 off great. He won each…

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Was Vettel Pushing Too Hard? His Competitors Weigh In

Heading into the summer months, the 2018 Formula One championship appeared like it would go through Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel. Leaving the British Grand Prix, Vettel held an eight point lead over rival Lewis Hamilton. It was potentially the dagger for Mercedes and Hamilton. Silverstone is Hamilton’s home race. He has owned the track in recent years and needed a win. Instead, it was Vettel beating Hamilton on his own turf. 

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Grid Penalty, 1st Lap Spin Costs Vettel A United States Grand Prix Win

Kimi Raikkonen ended his 112 race winless drought in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix but if Sebastian Vettel doesn’t have a grid penalty, he thinks he likely would have found his way into victory lane instead. See, Ferrari would have likely played the team orders card if Vettel was allowed to maintain his second place starting spot. Instead, he had a three spot grid penalty forcing him to start fifth. He and Kimi Raikkonen were on the ultra soft tires. Pole sitter Lewis Hamilton was on the supersofts. He had…

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Vettel’s Went From 8 Points Up To 67 Points Down Over Last 7 Races

Two months ago, Sebastian Vettel looked well on his way to winning his fifth career Formula One championship. He held an eight point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the standings and coming off of a win in Hamilton’s home race of the British Grand Prix. At that point of the year, Vettel had four wins and six podiums through the first 10 races. The Ferrari’s had more speed in them than the Mercedes’. Then, the fall out started happening. Over the last seven races, Vettel has one win and just…

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Vettel, Hamilton Lead Russian Grand Prix Practices On Friday As Mercedes Looks Like Favorites To Win Sunday’s Race

The two best drivers in Formula One this season were the top two drivers on the speed charts in the two practice sessions around the Sochi circuit on Friday. Heading into Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton leads Sebastian Vettel by 40 points in the standings. Vettel, paced the opening practice session of the day while Hamilton was quickest in the second and final one later on. Vettel, turned a lap of 1:34.488-seconds in his No. 5 Ferrari in session No. 1 which put him P1 on the timing charts.…

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Raikkonen Sets Fastest F1 Lap Ever But Will Team Orders Come In Play

Kimi Raikkonen became the oldest driver since Nigel Mansell in 1994 to earn a Formula One pole when he turned the fastest lap in F1 history in the third round of knockout qualifying for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN 2). Raikkonen, circle the Monza circuit with a lap of 1:19.119-seconds in his No. 7 Ferrari for his first pole since last year’s Monaco Grand Prix and just his second in the last 10 years. 

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Hamilton, Vettel Should Have Another Intense Battle For Italian Grand Prix Win On Sunday

The Formula 1 championship is now likely coming down to Lewis Hamilton vs. Sebastian Vettel. Both drivers are four time world champions and both are separated by just 17 points in the current standings. The next best is Vettel’s teammate Kimi Raikkonen but he’s 85 points back. Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas is one spot behind Raikkonen but 87 points back himself. So, as we approach the final eight races of the season, this is shaping up to be a battle of the ages between two of the better drivers to…

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Vettel Cuts Into Hamilton’s Points Lead With Belgium Victory

Sebastian Vettel finally got back to victory lane on Sunday with a massive win in the Belgian Grand Prix. He got by pole sitter Lewis Hamilton early on and held on for his fifth victory of the Formula One season and 52nd of his career. Vettel, finished 11.061-seconds ahead of Hamilton as he also cut a chunk of his Hamilton’s points lead as well. Heading into next weeks race, Vettel now trails Hamilton by 17 points. Max Verstappen brought his No. 33 Red Bull Racing home third Sunday in Spa.…

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Vettel Crashes Opens Up Door For Hamilton, Mercedes To Steal German Grand Prix Top 2 Spots

Sunday’s German Grand Prix was set up for a Ferrari 1-2 finish. Sebastian Vettel started on the pole and quickly looked like the driver to beat for the race on his home circuit. Then, Kimi Raikkonen came on quickly and after short pitting on his first stop of the day, looked to be as good if not better than his German teammate. On Lap 26, Vettel pit for the first time and handed the lead to Valtteri Bottas. Three laps later, Bottas pit which gave the lead to Max Verstappen.…

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Ferrari’s Prevail With Vettel Earning 51st Career Victory After Raikkonen Derails Hamilton’s Race Early On

It appeared that all Ferrari had to do on Sunday was to just play damage control. Lewis Hamilton entered Sunday’s Rolex British Grand Prix with four straight home race victories and was starting on the pole. He was fastest in two of the three practice sessions this weekend and second in the other. With the pace there, he would likely be hard to beat. So, in Sebastian Vettel’s championship hopes, he had to just minimize the incoming deficit. He had neck pains that sprung on him for practice and qualifying…

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