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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 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, 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 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 […]

Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Vettel wins the Australian GP

Sebastian Vettel won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, from Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Vettel’s margin of victory was 9.975 seconds over Hamilton, while only the top 6 drivers finished the race in the same lap. This was Vettel’s and Scuderia Ferrari’s first victory since the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix. The result brings even a bigger satisfaction for the Italian squad as they did not win an Australian GP since 2007, when Kimi Raikkonen took the chequered flag in Melbourne. The win was the […]

Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ferrari secures first and second row starts

There are no points given out after qualifying and the 2017 championship has only just begun, but having Sebastian Vettel on the front row in the SF70H, with a gap to pole down by half a second, does nevertheless mean something. And with Kimi Raikkonen right behind in fourth place, it shows that the overall picture for Ferrari is encouraging. “If we look back twelve months, the progress we have made is clear to see,” said Sebastian Vettel. “We are working well as a team, […]