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  • Sebastian Vettel looking back to his best with Ferrari 12 hours 3 minutes ago

    Sebastian Vettel showed how much he is enjoying life at Ferrari by whooping with delight at securing second on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday and punching the air at the post-qualifying news conference. The four-time world champion cut a forlorn figure in his last season at Red...
  • Sebastian Vettel, Finn Kimi Raikkonen delight at Ferrari progress 2 days ago

    Malaysia: Ferrari's drivers have praised the improvements the team have made after a solid winter of testing and encouraging display in Australia with new recruit Sebastian Vettel claiming he is much happier with the car than he was with last year's Red Bull. The four-times Formula One champion joined Finn Kimi...
  • Nico Rosberg invites Sebastian Vettel to Mercedes debrief March 17, 2015

    Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes' Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend. "I spoke to (Mercedes motorsport head) Toto (Wolff) and (technical head) Paddy (Lowe) about an invitation for Sebastian and they are easy with...
  • It's really an honour to sit in the red car, says Sebastian Vettel March 15, 2015

    A yawning 34 seconds might have separated third-placed Sebastian Vettel from Australian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton on Sunday but the podium spot felt like a victory for the four-times world champion on his Ferrari debut. German Vettel endured a horror final season with Red Bull last year, outshone by new...
  • Mercedes enjoy laugh last on day of high farce March 15, 2015

    Melbourne: A podium appearance by Hollywood strong-man Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed a suitable conclusion for a farcical Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix, where only 11 cars finished and Mercedes' dominance was almost embarrassing for the team's drivers. World champion Lewis Hamilton may have finished only 1.3 seconds ahead of team mate...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix March 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Lewis Hamilton's world championship defence got off to a flying start on Sunday with a crushing victory for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as Formula One rivals succumbed to a farcical rash of reliability problems. Pole-sitter Hamilton started from a grid reduced to 15 cars from a possible...
  • Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for Australian Grand Prix March 14, 2015

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed a record-breaking pole position for the Formula One season-opening race at the Australia Grand Prix with a dominant performance in Saturday's qualifying. Last season's F1 champion set a time of 1 minute, 26.327 seconds at the Albert Park circuit, six-tenths of a second faster than team-mate...
  • Sebastian Vettel back smiling after strong start with Ferrari March 13, 2015

    Sebastian Vettel could hardly hide his delight after completing his first practice session for his new team Ferrari on Friday. As expected, the German was slower than the two Mercedes' of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg but he was still quicker than everyone else, setting the third fastest time ahead of...
  • Five things to watch as F1 2015 season begins March 12, 2015

    With everyone looking to challenge Mercedes this year in Formula One, former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will do so with new teams. Here are some things to look out for in the upcoming season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia, on March 15: BEST OF ENEMIES Lewis Hamilton and Nico...
  • Sebastian Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne March 12, 2015

    Sebastian Vettel is convinced Ferrari have a better car than the one that stuttered through a winless season last year but has played down his team's chances of upsetting Mercedes at Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The four-times world champion has joined Kimi Raikkonen at Formula One's glamour team and has...
  • Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes' closest rivals March 5, 2015

    Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can become the strongest challengers to Mercedes this season after failing to win a race last year. Vettel, who moved from Red Bull at the end of last year, said on Thursday it could take some time for it to happen...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest again on day 2 of pre-season F1 testing February 3, 2015

    Spain: Sebastian Vettel's career with Ferrari is off to an encouraging start, with the German driver quickest in Formula One pre-season testing for the second day running. The four-time champion joined Ferrari after a miserable season with Red Bull last year. The German finished fifth overall, failed to win a race...
  • Sebastian Vettel leaves confusing legacy at Red Bull February 2, 2015

    Red Bull have taken inspiration from one of Sebastian Vettel's old helmets to confuse Formula One rivals seeking a clear picture of their aerodynamic secrets in pre-season testing. The former champions, now without Vettel after the German moved to Ferrari, have been testing at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain with...
  • Sebastian Vettel warns against expecting too much of Ferrari January 30, 2015

    London: Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari's new Formula One car his seal of approval on Friday while warning fans not to expect too much from a team that made major changes after failing to win anything last year. "Obviously there is a change in colour for me so it's a new experience...
  • Sebastian Vettel a good fit for Ferrari, says Surtees January 21, 2015

    Sebastian Vettel could be just the man to revive Ferrari's Formula One fortunes because both need to recover their lost lustre after a dismal year, the team's 1964 world champion John Surtees said on Tuesday. Quadruple world champion Vettel failed to win a race in 2014 with Red Bull and was...
  • Ferrari to present new F1 car online on January 30 January 9, 2015

    Ferrari will present their new Formula One car online on January 30, a day after McLaren take the wraps off their Honda-powered challenger. Ferrari, with four times champion Sebastian Vettel signed from Red Bull, said in a statement that the as-yet unnamed successor to the F14T car would be presented to...
  • Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo itching to get back behind wheel December 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo cannot wait to get back behind the wheel in a bid for redemption at his home Australian Grand Prix where a controversial disqualification robbed him of a maiden podium last season. Ricciardo thrilled home fans when he finished second at Albert Park in March but...
  • Bernie Ecclestone disappointed by Sebastian Vettel's attitude December 8, 2014

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has criticised four times world champion Sebastian Vettel for the way he reacted to failure this year. The German, who has now left Red Bull for Ferrari, ended the season without a win after dominating the previous four championships. Red Bull started the season on the back...
  • Sebastian Vettel and I would push Ferrari in right direction: Raikkonen December 6, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Former Formula One champion Kimi Raikkonen said that the inclusion of Sebastian Vettel will certainly help them revive Ferrari's fortunes in the Championship next year, after a disappointing end to the 2014 season. Ferrari struggled to a fourth-place finish in the Constructors' Championship while Raikkonen was outshone by team-mate...
  • Sebastian Vettel holds first test with Ferrari at Fiorano November 30, 2014

    Maranello: Sebastian Vettel is testing with Ferrari for the first time since signing with the Formula One team. The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the German driver is at the wheel of an F2012 from two seasons ago at Ferrari's private Fiorano circuit. It was announced last week that Vettel, who won...
  • Sebastian Vettel holds 1st test with Ferrari at Fiorano November 29, 2014

    Maralleno: Sebastian Vettel is testing with Ferrari for the first time since signing with the Formula One team. The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the German driver is at the wheel of an F2012 from two seasons ago at Ferrari's private Fiorano circuit. It was announced last week that Vettel, who won...
  • Red Bull to start Abu Dhabi GP from back of grid November 23, 2014

    Outgoing Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel and Australian team-mate Daniel Ricciardo were sent to the back of the grid at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday after stewards ruled Red Bull had used an illegal front wing. FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer had referred the matter to the race...
  • Mercedes reject Sebastian Vettel's 'boring' quip November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Mercedes hit back at Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on Friday after the most dominant driver of recent years quipped that the team had made the Formula One season boring with their success. "Is there anybody out there who believes that it was a boring season? Not one single soul,"...
  • Kimi Raikkonen sees fun times ahead with Sebastian Vettel November 20, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen saw fun times ahead after Ferrari ended months of waiting and confirmed that Sebastian Vettel would replace Fernando Alonso at the Formula One team next season. Where Alonso and Raikkonen were seen as a fire and ice pairing of champions, 'two roosters in one henhouse' as former...
  • Formula One: McLaren delay driver announcement November 19, 2014

    McLaren will not announce their 2015 driver lineup until December, they said on Tuesday. The team had previously said they would make the announcement before the 19th and final race in Abu Dhabi this weekend. "In order to avoid distracting the race team from its primary objective...we have decided to defer...
  • F1: Lewis Hamilton aims for another first in Brazil November 6, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton can set more British Formula One records in Brazil this weekend but it is the world championship he wants and that will have to wait. No Briton has ever won six grands prix in a row, or celebrated 11 victories in a single season. The Mercedes driver, who has already...
  • Formula One tweaks qualifying due to fewer cars October 31, 2014

    Texas: Formula One has had to modify its qualifying format after financial problems ruled the Caterham and Marussia teams out of Sunday's US Grand Prix while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is set to be sidelined by an engine penalty. Stewards said in a statement on Thursday that the slowest four cars...
  • Daniel Ricciardo ready to take on mantle of experience October 4, 2014

    Sukuza: Daniel Ricciardo contemplated a new future as Red Bull's most experienced driver on Saturday after the Formula One team announced four times world champion Sebastian Vettel was leaving to join Ferrari. The 25-year-old Australian smiled, however, at the notion that he had played his part in the German's exit by...
  • Alonso says all going to plan with his F1 future October 4, 2014

    Suzuka: Fernando Alonso indicated his Formula One future was in his own hands despite Red Bull announcing on Saturday that four times world champion Sebastian Vettel was leaving to join Ferrari. "It's very open. There are many possibilities. Everything is going according to plan and let's wait and see," said the...