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Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013

Abu Dhabi Grand PrixView

The titles may be wrapped up but there are still three Formula 1 races to win before the season is over. The first of those takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull are the 2013 champions but the Formula 1 season is not yet over. Three teams are in the fight for second place in the constructors’ standings while there is still a mathematical possibility for any of the five drivers behind Vettel to be crowned vice-champion. […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sebastian Vettel's path to 2013 world title glory

Last season, Sebastian Vettel won his third world title in a nail-biting finale in changeable conditions at Interlagos. In 2013, he faced few dramas as he wrapped up the title with three of the 19 races remaining. Here’s how Vettel won his fourth world title. Multi 21, Seb Red Bull demonstrated the best outright pace in Australia and Malaysia, but with Ferrari and Lotus getting one car ahead of Vettel in Australia, the signs were that Vettel would have a fight on his hands for […]

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013

Prost: 'Great' Vettel will win more titles

Quadruple world champion Alain Prost says that Sebastian Vettel is 'a great champion' and reckons he will go on to win more titles. Vettel matched Prost's feat of winning four titles after claiming victory at the Indian Grand Prix. Prost, who currently works as an ambassador for Renault, won the championship in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993. "I'm delighted to see Sebastian win the title," he said. "He is a great driver and he has had some outstanding wins this year, some of the best […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Horner hails Vettel and Red Bull

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has hailed Sebastian Vettel after he clinched his fourth successive world title at the Indian Grand Prix. Vettel secured his 10th win of 2013 to claim his fourth world championship after just 117 races in Formula 1. "To achieve four double World Championships is the culmination of an enormous amount of dedication and commitment from the whole team, he said. "For Sebastian to have joined the illustrious names of [Juan Manuel] Fangio, [Alain] Prost and [Michael] Schumacher is an […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vier-tel joins the legends: Indian Grand Prix review

Sebastian Vettel claims his sixth successive victory, his 10th of 2013, at the Indian Grand Prix, giving him and Red Bull Racing an unassailable championship lead as they complete the 'quadruple double'. It was somewhat inevitable. But for Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull, it didn’t make their fourth successive world title any less sweet. Vettel arrived in India on the back of five consecutive victories, with only Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso capable of preventing the title from being wrapped up. Vettel needed just a fifth place […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vettel reprimanded for post-race celebrations

World champion Sebastian Vettel has been reprimanded by the stewards after failing to observe the proper post-race protocol. Vettel opted not to enter parc ferme but instead drove to the pits straight, where he completed a series of donuts and climbed from his Red Bull RB9. The stewards decided to reprimand Vettel, but accepted that 'due to special circumstances' they accepted his version of events. 'The driver failed to proceed directly to the post race parc fermé as detailed under article 43.3 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations'. read the stewards' report. 'Due to the special circumstance the Stewards […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vettel claims fourth world title with Indian Grand Prix win

Sebastian Vettel has clinched his fourth world title after romping to victory at the Indian Grand Prix. Red Bull also sealed their fourth successive Constructors' championship but it was not the perfect day as Mark Webber lost second position due to an alternator failure. Nico Rosberg finished in second place, with Romain Grosjean coming from 17th on the grid to complete the podium. Felipe Massa was fourth, with Sergio Perez matching McLaren's best result of the season with fifth. Lewis Hamilton finished sixth, ahead of […]

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013

Kvyat joins Vergne at Toro Rosso for 2014

Toro Rosso has confirmed that Daniil Kvyat will race for the team in 2014, alongside Jean-Eric Vergne. Red Bull had been expected to promote Antonio Felix da Costa from their young driver system, but has instead given Kvyat the nod. Kvyat, 19, is in contention for the GP3 title with just one round remaining in Abu Dhabi. The Russian teenager has also raced in Formula 3 this year and participated in the young driver test at Silverstone for Toro Rosso. Kvyat also conducted a straight […]

Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Five in a row leaves Vettel on the brink: Japanese GP review

Sebastian Vettel stands on the brink of securing the title after claiming his fifth win in a row - and ninth of 2013 - after fending off the advances of Mark Webber and Romain Grosjean at the Japanese Grand Prix. It shouldn’t be a huge surprise that Sebastian Vettel continued his romp towards a fourth title by claiming victory in Japan. For the reigning champion has an exemplary record at Suzuka and the Red Bull RB9 was expected to be the fastest package around the […]

Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Vettel secures fifth consecutive win in Japanese Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel secured his fifth successive win in Formula 1 after claiming victory in the Japanese Grand Prix. Vettel managed a two stop strategy and overtook long time race leader Romain Grosjean after the final round of stops. Mark Webber completed a Red Bull 1-2 after finally getting past the Lotus driver on the penultimate lap. Neither Red Bull driver excelled at the start, allowing fourth placed man Grosjean to leap ahead of them and into the lead. Vettel made contact with Lewis Hamilton, leaving […]

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Alonso accepts title defeat; targets second for Ferrari

Fernando Alonso has accepted defeat in the hunt for the drivers' championship but insists that he is highly motivated to secure second place in the Constructors' championship for Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel can clinch his fourth world title if he wins in Japan and Alonso fails to finish in the top eight. Alonso says that finishing in a position to retain a mathematical chance of winning the title is not his target. "Today’s result is more or less what we were expecting, not having had a […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Raikkonen sure that Lotus can win again in 2013

Kimi Raikkonen believes that Lotus can win another race before the end of this season. Raikkonen won the opening race of 2013 in Australia but in spite of finishing on the podium a further seven times, he has yet to add to his victory tally. Raikkonen has won at three of the five venues that Formula 1 has yet to visit this year and took his only victory of 2012 in Abu Dhabi. "Qualifying was pretty awful for me in Korea, but it’s difficult to […]