Posts Tagged "Sebastian Vettel"

Anytime that Formula One enters the season finale as a dead rubber, it’s difficult to label the year gone a classic. Yet the underwhelming swansong betrays the reality that 2017 has been a timely return to form.

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Lewis Hamilton says he would be happy to partner Daniel Ricciardo at Mercedes one day but the Australian should keep his focus firmly on staying ahead of Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen.

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Daniel Ricciardo has been considered a champion in waiting since his giant-slaying Red Bull Racing debut in 2014.

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September and October 2017 will be marked in history as some of Ferrari’s darkest sporting days.

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The statistics belie the reality that Ferrari has let this year’s championship slip, the culmination of another malaise at the Japanese Grand Prix leaving fate to determine an unlikely reprieve.

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“Both Ferraris could have won the race, that’s a fact. It could have also been the same at Singapore, that’s another fact.”

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The championship race could be run by next month’s Japanese Grand Prix, following Ferrari’s cataclysmic Singapore outing as its interest lasted no more than five corners, while Lewis Hamilton claimed an unlikely victory to extend his lead to 28 points.

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Formula One will roar back into life in the forest of the Ardennes, with the Belgian Grand Prix set to mark the resumption of the 2017 title fight between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

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Rather than experiencing shock during the Hungarian Grand Prix over Ferrari’s race tactics, there was that familiar feeling of ‘why are we not surprised’, as once again Sebastian Vettel was prioritised over Kimi Räikkönen.

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It only feels like yesterday that the 2017 Formula One season kicked off in Melbourne, alas the mid-point of the championship has been reached as we hit the Hungarian Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 10pm (AEST).

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As the old saying goes, ‘good things come in threes,’ and the Austrian Grand Prix certainly affirmed that statement regarding the direction of the 2017 Formula One world championship.

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There has been much dismay over the decision to not take further action against Sebastian Vettel for his swipe on Lewis Hamilton during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as the FIA dismissed the case entirely.

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Few expected the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to provide such an exciting race after last year’s soporific event, but even fewer would have thought Formula One would emerge from the grand prix with such an ethical dilemma concerning one of its biggest stars.

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The heat in the Formula One world championship battle was turned up a notch at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix when Sebastian Vettel appeared to intentionally drive his Ferrari into Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes.

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It’d be easy to affirm that Mercedes has wrested back the ascendancy following their second consecutive victory, though Ferrari must not enter its time honoured panic state, with circumstance dictating the outcome once more at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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The opening race of Formula One’s new era delivered a pleasantly surprising outcome, yet many departed Melbourne lamenting the racing spectacle as teams and drivers adapted to the overhauled regulations.

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The spectre of disappointment following qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix was immediately neutralised as the sleeping beast which is Ferrari roared into life on Sunday at Melbourne.

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Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have kicked off the 2017 Formula One season in style, taking victory at the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix.

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Current world champion Nico Rosberg announced his retirement a few days ago now.

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Mexico is one country where holding a Formula One event is still a novelty.

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