Sebastian Vettel

  • Resurgent Red Bull showing signs of improvement 3 days ago

    Spa: As Mercedes try to get to grips with the latest dispute between their two bickering drivers in their tussle for the Formula One title, Red Bull are quietly enjoying an encouraging return to form. It has been a difficult season for Red Bull, who had won the past four drivers'...
  • Red Bull's Ricciardo beats Rosberg to win Belgian Grand Prix 2014 4 days ago

    Spa: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo beat Nico Rosberg to win an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Rosberg extended his championship lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in acrimonious circumstances. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas was third. The increasingly strained relations at Mercedes look set to get even worse after Rosberg...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian Grand Prix 5 days ago

    Spa: Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton was ahead of Rosberg on the first two time splits of his final lap but then drifted back, allowing Rosberg to clinch...
  • Sebastian Vettel is worn out, says Red Bull chief Christian Horner August 12, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel is "worn out" after winning four consecutive world drivers' titles to enable Red Bull to reign supreme in Formula One, according to his team chief Christian Horner. Briton Horner said that exhaustion was a part of the explanation for the 27-year-old German's loss of form in a season dominated...
  • Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg wins German Grand Prix July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. "It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, who led throughout to become...
  • Mercedes driver Rosberg claims pole position for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday's qualifying session. Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds for the weekend's fastest time in the third part of the session. Williams'...
  • Sebastian Vettel on top in rain-hit final British GP practice July 5, 2014

    Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets in a wet final practice for the British Grand Prix on Saturday as neither of the Mercedes drivers bothered to set a timed lap. The Red Bull driver, who has not won a race since last season when he wrapped up his...
  • Renault reshuffle after Red Bull criticism July 4, 2014

    Silverstone: The Renault engine supply team that powered Sebastian Vettel to four successive Formula One championships announced a major reshuffle on Thursday after mounting criticism from Red Bull. The most dramatic move saw Renault Sport F1 president and managing director Jean-Michel Jalinier resign and retire. He was replaced by Jerome Stoll, who...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins dramatic Canadian Grand Prix June 9, 2014

    Montreal: Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, breaking the Mercedes stranglehold on the Formula One circuit. The Red Bull driver earned his first Formula One victory and the first win this year for any driver other than Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo passed Rosberg, the points...
  • Consistent Hulkenberg not losing sleep over elusive F1 podium June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, arguably the best driver yet to step on the Formula One podium in his fourth season, says he is not losing sleep over an elusive top three finish despite a series of missed opportunities and is confident of being there "one day". The Force India...
  • Tough climb but Red Bull can reach summit, says Horner June 6, 2014

    Struggling Red Bull have a hard mountain to climb but they can still reach the Formula One summit again this year and claim a fifth straight drivers' crown, team principal Christian Horner said on Thursday. While Mercedes have dominated the season with six wins from six races, Horner and his four...
  • Sebastian Vettel's F1 season going from bad to worse May 26, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel's season got even more frustrating on Sunday after the four-time defending Formula One champion spent most of the Monaco Grand Prix watching from the garage after car failure ended his race. The German driver had already won two races by this stage last season, but this year he has...
  • Monaco GP: No luck for Sebastian Vettel on 100th race for Red Bull May 25, 2014

    Monaco: Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel retired from the Monaco Grand Prix, his 100th race for Red Bull, on Sunday. The 26-year-old German, who had made a good start to take third place from Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo behind the two Mercedes drivers, slowed on lap four...
  • Daniel Ricciardo's form improving as Sebastian Vettel struggles May 24, 2014

    As Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel struggles to get into gear, Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo's is gliding through the curves. Ricciardo is in fifth place overall, six points behind fourth-place Vettel, and secured his first career podium two weeks ago when he finished third at the Spanish Grand Prix. The Australian...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fastest in 2nd practice at Monaco Grand Prix May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in the rain-disrupted second practice session at the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday, with Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton second. Alonso, who is third overall in the F1 championship, clocked a time of 1 minute, 18.482 seconds. Hamilton was .419 seconds behind...
  • Adrian Newey says he is staying at Red Bull May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Red Bull technical head Adrian Newey has moved to quash speculation that he could be tempted by a big money bid from Formula One rivals Ferrari. "I remain committed to Red Bull for the foreseeable future," the 55-year-old Briton said in a statement at the Monaco Grand Prix. Newey is the...
  • Formula One needs new winner in Monaco to maintain suspense May 21, 2014

    Formula One desperately needs a different winner at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend to maintain any semblance of suspense. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton goes for his fifth straight win, with the F1 season taking on an air of inevitability, just like last season when Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull dominated with...
  • Mercedes may meet their match in Monaco Grand Prix May 21, 2014

    After dominating the first five races of the Formula One season, with four successive one-two finishes, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg may not have it all their own way on the streets of Monaco on Sunday. If the sound of Mercedes' rivals clutching at straws has become more audible, unlike the...
  • Sebastian Vettel's chassis not distorted, say Red Bull May 14, 2014

    Red Bull denied reports on Wednesday that Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel's early season struggles were due to his car having a crooked chassis. The 26-year-old German was given a 'new' chassis for last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona and charged to fourth despite starting 15th following a five-place...
  • As it happened: Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2014 May 11, 2014

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to start from pole as the Spanish Grand Prix 2014 at Catalunya circuit gets underway. Lewis Hamilton earned his fourth pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday as Mercedes were again in a class of their own in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, while...
  • Grid penalty means more pain for Sebastian Vettel in Spain May 10, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel's Spanish Grand Prix weekend went from bad to worse after Red Bull confirmed a gearbox change that dropped the Formula One champion to 15th on the starting grid for Sunday's race. The 26-year-old quadruple champion has suffered a series of setbacks since he arrived at the Circuit de Catalunya...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton takes pole position for Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    Montmelo: Lewis Hamilton earned his fourth pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday as Mercedes was again in a class of its own in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, while four-time champion Sebastian Vettel was left stranded by his faulty Red Bull. Hamilton clocked a leading lap of...
  • Mercedes top 3rd practice at Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    Montmelo: Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton maintained their dominance through the third practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday. Rosberg, who leads the Formula One standings by four points over Hamilton, recorded the fastest lap in the final one-hour session of 1 minute, 25.887 seconds. Hamilton was less...
  • Hamilton tops first two practice sessions of Spanish GP May 9, 2014

    Montmelo: Sebastian Vettel's day ended with the four-time defending Formula One champion hitching a ride on a scooter after his Red Bull puttered out. Lewis Hamilton finished Friday's opening day of practice at the Spanish Grand Prix with the top times from both training sessions. The British driver is looking to...
  • Sebastian Vettel sputters to stop in first practice in Spain May 10, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel hit another obstacle in his already troubled Formula One title defense when his Red Bull sputtered to a stop early in the Spanish Grand Prix's first practice session on Friday. Lewis Hamilton steered his Mercedes to the fastest lap time of 1 minute, 27.023 seconds, while teammate and F1...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel calls chassis change a 'sanity check' May 9, 2014

    Spain: Red Bull have changed the chassis on Sebastian Vettel's car in a move the struggling four-time Formula One champion calls a "sanity check." With Vettel's dominance of F1 in jeopardy, Red Bull replaced the chassis with an old one he used during preseason testing, before starting practice at the Spanish...
  • Mercedes' rivals eager to close gap in Barcelona May 7, 2014

    Mercedes' rivals hope a busy three weeks of tinkering on their slower cars and the move to European tracks will be enough to at least threaten Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's stranglehold on Formula One. The Mercedes pair head into Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix after sweeping the first four races in...
  • F1 drivers need to 'respect' team orders: Ricciardo May 6, 2014

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes Formula One drivers, including his world champion team mate Sebastian Vettel, should respect team orders unless they are "completely out of order". Vettel made his dissatisfaction clear at the Chinese Grand Prix last month after being told for the second race in a row to let...
  • Sebastian Vettel chafes after orders to let Daniel Ricciardo pass April 20, 2014

    Shanghai: Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel smarted on Sunday after being told for the second race in a row to let Red Bull team mate Daniel Ricciardo overtake because the Australian was faster. Ricciardo finished fourth in the Chinese Grand Prix with quadruple champion Vettel, winner of the last nine...