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Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Should Mercedes have split strategies to beat Ferrari?

Ferrari came to Hungary needing a strong win after the huge setback of Silverstone and they got it, thanks to some determined team play and some clear-sighted tactics. Mercedes, on the back foot after qualifying, considered various opportunities to attack but were hamstrung by Lewis Hamilton with a poor start getting stuck behind Max Verstappen for the opening stint. The strategists’ mantra at Budapest is ‘dodge things that lose you time’, such as blue flags, slower traffic and poor starts that leave you behind a […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ferrari fastest in both testing days

Scuderia Ferrari set the fastest times during both testing days at the Hungaroring circuit on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was the second and final in-season test for the Formula One teams.  Ferrari's Charles Leclerc set the quickest time (1:17.746) during the first day of testing, with Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas recording the most laps (155). Quickest on the final day at Hungaroring was Sebastian Vettel with a 1:17.124. Williams' Luca Ghiotto ran the most laps (161). Day 1 1.   C. Leclerc Ferrari 01:17.746      98 2.   S. […]

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Vettel victorious at Hungaroring

Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel expands his championship lead after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday over team mate Kimi Raikkonen. The four-time Formula One champion won the race from the pole, leading all 70 laps to secure his 46th career Formula One victory, his fourth of the season and his second at the Hungaroring. The triumph also gave Vettel some breathing room in the championship. Vettel came into Hungary with only a one-point lead over his nearest pursuer, Lewis Hamilton, but leaves with a 14-point […]

Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ferrari locks front row in qualifying

Scuderia Ferrari drivers will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from first row after setting the two fastest times in Qualifying on Saturday. Sebastian Vettel's lap of 1:16.276 was the quickest all-time at the Hungaroring and .168 of a second better than runner-up and teammate Kimi Räikkönen. This was Vettel’s 48th career Formula One pole and his second this season, and with Räikkönen qualifying second, it marked the third Ferrari front-row lockout of 2017. Qualifying results: 1.   S. Vettel Ferrari 01:17.244      01:16.802     […]

Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Giovinazzi set for seven FP1 sessions

Scuderia Ferrari's third driver Antonio Giovinazzi will gain additional Formula One experience with Haas F1 Team as he takes the wheel of the VF-17 for the first practice session (FP1) at seven grands prix in 2017. The 23-year-old from Martina Franca, Italy, drove a Formula One car earlier this year when he subbed for the injured Pascal Wehrlein at Sauber during the first week of winter testing at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya and again during the Australian and Chinese Grands Prix. Giovinazzi will begin his […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Did Ferrari favoured Vettel over Raikkonen?

Looking back over the last few years’ Monaco Grands Prix, a pattern emerges, where a strategy call has decided the outcome and some controversial decisions have been at the heart of it. Last year was Red Bull’s misstep on Ricciardo’s strategy and then an error in the pit stop itself, in 2015 Lewis Hamilton lost the race on a bad strategy call, in 2014 he was angry because Mercedes stopped both cars on the same lap behind the Safety Car, giving him no chance to […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hamilton's victory, an open goal from Ferrari

This was one of the best races from a race strategy point of view for years. Like last year’s Spanish Grand Prix, strategy decided the outcome, but the two main protagonists, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel also surpassed themselves, with heroic drives, making it a truly memorable race. Here we will analyse the momentous decisions that dictated the outcome, at how the pendulum swung from one driver to another several times. And we will also look at how the lowly Sauber team managed to score its […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Il s'appelle Thomas

From agony to happiness. This is what Thomas, a six year old boy from Amiens (France) experienced during his first ever live Formula One race. The little man touched the hearts of the entire Formula One community after being broadcast crying at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix, after his racing hero crashed and retired from the race. But tears turned into smiles as Ferrari invited him and his family into the Formula One paddock, where he met Kimi Raikkonen and soon become as famous as […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Raikkonen:

Kimi Raikkonen has failed to finish the Spanish Grand Prix after being involved in a collision on the opening lap. The Scuderia Ferrari driver was tapped from behind at the first corner by Valtteri Bottas and that pushed him into Max Verstappen, which meant the Finn had to pull over to the side of the track with broken front left suspension. Raikkonen reckons he did not see the footage of the incident, but is sure that he left Bottas enough room going into the corner. "I got hit […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Was victory possible by pitting Vettel sooner?

The Russian Grand Prix was always likely to be one of those races where, with the new 2017 combination of high drag cars and low degradation tyres, overtaking would be extremely difficult and strategy games equally so. In fact it was only the fourth race in F1 history to feature no overtaking moves after the opening lap skirmishes. The key question is whether Ferrari could have manoeuvred Sebastian Vettel into a position to win the race, after losing the lead at the start to Bottas, […]

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ferrari ensured double podium

After a front row lock-out in qualifying, Ferrari drivers managed to get both cars on the podium finishing second and third respectively in a Russian Grand Prix that was settled in two moments; the start and the final lap. Thanks to this result Sebastian Vettel extends his lead in the Drivers’ classification over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who finished fourth, to 13 points. In total, Scuderia Ferrari walks off with 33 points as Kimi Raikkonen also made it to the podium for the first time this season.  “I […]

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Vettel:

Sebastian Vettel reckons he was expecting to get a good result in qualifying after his car showed strong performance during practice session. The German driver scored the first pole position of the 2017 Formula One season for Ferrari, in a qualifying session that put an end to Mercedes' 19-race streak of pole positions. Both Ferrari drivers locked the front row of the grid at the Russian Grand Prix with Vettel coming 0.059 seconds ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, to clinch his second pole position for Scuderia Ferrari and the 209th for […]