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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 […]

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 […]

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ferrari scores front row lock-out

Sebastian Vettel will start the Russian Grand Prix from pole position after scoring the fastest time during the qualifying session. His fast lap of 1:33.194 set a new track qualifying record and was .059 of a second better than runner-up and teammate Kimi Räikkönen. Nico Rosberg held the previous track qualifying record of 1:35.337 set last year in Q2, and Vettel’s pole-winning time beat it by 2.143 seconds. This is Vettel’s 47th career Formula One pole but his first since the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix. […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bahrain win: a series of (un)fortunate events

The Bahrain Grand Prix was set to be a good acid test of the new F1 as it is generally one of the tracks with the most overtaking and we’ve seen strategy play a key part due to the way the tyres perform on this track. This year the battle between Mercedes and Ferrari swung Ferrari’s way due to a combination of factors, including Sebastian Vettel’s very strong pace on supersoft tyres, especially in the second stint and Mercedes’ relative weakness on them; this is […]

Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2017

Marchionne:

Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne is proud of Scuderia's performance this weekend after Sebastian Vettel produced a flawless drive to win the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, starting from third on the grid and beating both Mercedes drivers. It is Vettel's fifth victory in Prancing Horse colours, one that was also down to the strategic calls from the Ferrari pit wall.  Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth, despite encountering a few difficulties, and fought back to finish just off the podium.  "It is, of course, hugely satisfying to be back on […]

Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2017

Vettel wins his third Bahrain GP

Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix by 6.660 seconds over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to earn his second victory of the 2017 Formula One championship. Scuderia Ferrari driver won the season-opening Australian GP now leads the standings by seven points over Hamilton. Today's win marked Vettel’s 44th career Formula One victory and his third at Bahrain, with his last win in Sakhir coming in 2013 when he drove for Red Bull. Race results: 1.  S. Vettel Ferrari 1:33:53.373   2.  L. Hamilton Mercedes +6.660   3.  V. Bottas […]

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017

Vettel tops opening practice sessions

The third round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship began with two practice sessions at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, as teams prepared for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – on the 5.412-kilometer track took place amid extremely hot conditions, a marked contrast following the cold, rain-soaked Chinese Grand Prix last weekend in Shanghai.  Leading the way in FP1 was Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, whose fastest lap of 1:32.697 was .400 of a second […]

Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Vettel:

Scuderia Ferrari leaves the Chinese Grand Prix with a further 28 points to its name, thanks to a second place for Sebastian Vettel and a fifth for Kimi Raikkonen. The race got underway on a damp track, with Vettel making an early stop to change from Intermediate to Soft tyres, but immediately after that the Safety Car came out because of Giovinazzi’s accident and wiped out the advantage of that tactical move, as all the drivers had to come through pit lane. Vettel then put on […]