Sebastian Vettel

  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg to start 8th at Chinese GP 19-04-2014 06:53 PM

    Shanghai: Placed second in the constructors' standings, the Force India will start eighth and 16th in Sunday's Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit here. German driver Nico Hulkenberg put his VJM07 in eighth after a wet weather qualifying session on Saturday as teammate Sergio Perez, who...
  • Sebastian Vettel hoping for resurgence at Chinese Grand Prix 19-04-2014 05:00 PM

    Shanghai: Given how he finished last season, Sebastian Vettel's start to the 2014 F1 campaign has been humbling, to say the least. Last year, the German reeled off nine straight victories, matching the record set by Alberto Ascari in 1952 and '53, to capture his fourth consecutive world championship with...
  • Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton again on pole, Vettel to start third 19-04-2014 12:37 PM

    Shanghai: Lewis Hamilton continued Mercedes' dominant start to the season by capturing pole position at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday; his third pole in four races this season. Hamilton set the fastest time in qualifying at 1 minute and 53.860 seconds at Shanghai International Circuit, ahead of Red...
  • Manufacturers limited in efforts to make F1 louder 19-04-2014 08:24 AM

    Formula One engine manufacturers believe there is a limit to what they can do to improve the sound of the new power-units, they said ahead of meetings aimed at exploring ways to make the sport louder. Critics have hit out against the switch to smaller, more efficient turbocharged power-units as...
  • Mercedes push for Red Bull sanction in dispute 14-04-2014 09:00 PM

    Paris: Mercedes tore into Formula One rival Red Bull at an appeals court hearing on Monday over the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo at the Australian Grand Prix, saying the team flouted rules and must be shown a "yellow card" to stop it from becoming a repeat offender. The court said...
  • Red Bull appeal is first test of F1's new era 12-04-2014 04:43 PM

    The first big technical controversy of Formula One's new engine era has its day in court on Monday with champions Red Bull confident they have a strong case in appealing Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix exclusion. Ricciardo finished second in his home race last month, his debut for Red Bull,...
  • McLaren's Dennis rebukes Sebastian Vettel for swearing 07-04-2014 09:07 AM

    McLaren head Ron Dennis criticised quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday after the Red Bull driver described the sound of the sport's new V6 turbo engines as 'shit'. The German driver had made his opinion clear at a news conference at last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix when...
  • Mercedes march on but Red Bull closing in 31-03-2014 12:31 PM

    With two wins from two races under their belt in the new Formula One season, Mercedes are powering confidently toward another speedster's paradise in Bahrain this week, albeit with a watchful eye on fast improving rivals Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton's pole-to-flag victory on Sunday ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg...
  • Massa stands by decision to ignore team orders at Malaysian GP 30-03-2014 04:46 PM

    Sepang: Williams driver Felipe Massa stood by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognise that he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers' championship. Massa was...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Malaysian Grand Prix in Mercedes' 1-2 finish 30-03-2014 03:08 PM

    Sepang: Lewis Hamilton broke his drought at Formula One's Malaysian Grand Prix and led a one-two finish for the Mercedes team on Sunday. Hamilton beat team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17.3 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, with defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull third. Hamilton got away well...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix 29-03-2014 03:35 PM

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday to tie the record for most qualifying wins by a British driver in Formula One. Tropical rains delayed the start of qualifying for 50 minutes, but even the wet track at the Sepang International Circuit could...
  • Red Bull have more fuel dramas at Malaysian GP 28-03-2014 05:14 PM

    Sepang: Red Bull experienced more issues with the contentious fuel-flow sensors during practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday, raising the prospect of another showdown with Formula One officials similar to the one that resulted in the team's disqualification in Australia. Daniel Ricciardo was excluded from the results in...
  • Drivers split on F1's new silent era 27-03-2014 04:48 PM

    Sepang: Formula One drivers are as divided as the sport's fans over the muted sound of the cars' new engines. Asked on Thursday about the soft purr of the V6 turbos compared with the old roar of the V8s, world champion Sebastian Vettel gave a one-word expletive as an answer,...
  • Comparison with others is unfair, says modest Vettel 27-03-2014 09:57 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: Denied on five occasions in the past, four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel was modesty personified after he finally broke the jinx by clinching the 15th Laureus Sportsman of the Year award. "It's a big honour. It's one of the most special trophies I have received," Vettel...
  • Formula One heads to Malaysia dogged by off-track troubles 27-03-2014 09:00 AM

    Formula One heads to its second race of the season this weekend in Malaysia with the reigning champion team threatening to withdraw from the sport, the result of the first race still under protest, and race promoters in revolt over the sound of the cars. The off-track strife has obscured...
  • Sebastian Vettel, Bayern Munich win top Laureus awards 26-03-2014 08:48 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR: Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel and American swimming sensation Missy Franklin were named Laureus Sportsman and Woman of the Year on Wednesday in a ceremony filled with tributes to those affected by the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Nearly all of the seven winners at the lavish awards...
  • Most of Melbourne problems are resolved, says Renault 25-03-2014 10:38 PM

    Most of the engine problems suffered by Renault-powered cars at the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix have been resolved, the manufacturer said on Tuesday ahead of this weekend's race in Malaysia. Renault supplies world champions Red Bull, their sister team Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham with the new V6...
  • Sebastian Vettel's winning streak ends in Australia 16-03-2014 12:59 PM

    Sebastian Vettel's record run of nine consecutive race victories ended on Sunday when the quadruple world champion retired his Red Bull from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix with a reliability problem. The German complained of a lack of boost pressure during his pre-race installation lap and was noticeably lacking in...
  • Sebastian Vettel bewildered by qualifying flop in Melbourne 15-03-2014 04:32 PM

    Melbourne: Reigning Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel says he can't understand why he struggled so much in a rain-hit qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, pushing him down to a starting grid spot of 12th for Sunday's race. Vettel, who is aiming for his fifth-straight drivers' championship,...
  • Hamilton takes pole at Australian GP, Vettel 12th 15-03-2014 12:42 PM

    Melbourne: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in a rainy qualifying session on Saturday, while four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will start the race from 12th after being caught out by the wet conditions. Vettel was joined by fellow big-name drivers Kimi...
  • Rosberg fastest in Australian GP third practice 15-03-2014 09:52 AM

    Melbourne: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice session for the season-opening Formula One Australian Grand Prix, well clear of his rivals. Rosberg was 1.4 seconds faster than the next-best driver, Jenson Button of McLaren, around the Albert Park street circuit. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was...
  • Interview: Sebastian Vettel game for fifth straight title 14-03-2014 10:56 AM

    Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel of the Red Bull has his sights set on fifth consecutive title this season that kicks off with the Australia Grand Prix on Sunday. Vettel, who has dominated F1 circuits around the world for four years, said he will do his best to...
  • Red Bull still not in best shape, says Vettel 13-03-2014 12:15 PM

    Red Bull will put a "very different" car on the track for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix from the model which disappointed during the last test in Bahrain, reigning champion Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday. Vettel, bidding for a fifth consecutive title, comes into Sunday's race at Albert Park with...
  • Sebastian Vettel the benchmark as Formula One enters new era 13-03-2014 11:03 AM

    The prospect of seeing Sebastian Vettel beaten for the first time since last July is just one of the many novelties Sunday's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix promises to deliver. Just how much trouble Vettel's Red Bull team might be in is one of the questions waiting for an...
  • Daniel Ricciardo's move to Red Bull may be too soon 12-03-2014 09:42 AM

    With new regulations and preseason testing already difficult, Red Bull have added stress about whether Daniel Ricciardo has what it takes to drive alongside Sebastian Vettel. Although Vettel's relationship with Mark Webber was often difficult, Webber was a driver who guaranteed a healthy haul of points, and his retirement from...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel opts for 'Suzie' 12-03-2014 08:57 AM

    Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel will be driving 'Suzie' around the bend when the season starts in Australia on Sunday. The 26-year-old German has given a female name to all his Red Bull cars and the team announced his latest choice on their Twitter feed on Tuesday. Vettel will...
  • Felipe Massa on top for Williams, Sebastian Vettel sidelined 02-03-2014 10:27 AM

    Brazilian Felipe Massa put Williams on top on the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Bahrain on Saturday while Red Bull's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a lap. Massa, who moved from Ferrari at the end of last year, completed 99 laps in the Mercedes-powered FW36 car...
  • Red Bull dismiss Vettel tantrum report 01-03-2014 05:55 PM

    Formula One champions Red Bull recognised on Saturday they were well behind rivals in pre-season testing but dismissed reports that Sebastian Vettel had "thrown a hissy fit" about the situation. Four-times champion Vettel and his team have suffered a string of setbacks due to the new Renault power unit and...
  • Red Bull playing catch-up in final Bahrain test 28-02-2014 09:42 AM

    Formula One teams began their final pre-season test in Bahrain on Thursday with champions Red Bull and engine partners Renault still struggling as Mercedes-powered rivals racked up the laps. Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel's new team mate at Red Bull, started off with a promising 32 laps in the morning...