Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel was born July 3, 1987 in a small district center in Germany - Heppenheim. Despite the young age of Vettel, for 2009, ranked second in the ranking of the Formula 1 and a portfolio of 84 points. The hard way on the steps of sports career Vettel started in 1995 in karting. In 2001 he wins the national and European Junior Championships, and since 2003, playing in the German series BMW and already in the debut season becoming vice-champion. Next season brings Vettel is the title of champion. Manual BMW does not overlook the outstanding results of the young rider. In 2005, Vettel gets the opportunity to participate in the tests of the Formula 1 and at the same time act in European Formula 3. This season, gaining 64 points, he finished fifth try on the title - the newcomer of the year. Yes, a welcome victory in the race has been won, but the "fault" was not the low-skilled Vettel and Lewis Hamilton dominated. 2006 was marked for Sebastian conclusion of the contract with BMW Sauber test driver. This did not prevent him to continue his performance in the Formula 3 season and finish second. A welcome debut in Formula 1 pilot has brought major Vettel in 2007, the team Toro Rosso. In qualifying Sebastian showed the result of the seventh and finished eighth in the race. This allowed the German racer to earn his first point, on the indicator to become the youngest ever Formula 1 pilot and firmly establish themselves on the line 14 in the final ranking of pilots. Thoroughly consolidate the team Toro Rosso Sebastian Vettel was able in 2008, recording an asset to his first pole position and victory at the Italian Grand Prix race in the rain. In general, this year was successful for the driver - 35 points and eighth in the rankings - not a bad result. At the end of the season Vettel refused to renew the contract with Toro Rosso and goes to the team Red Bull. Rainy race in Japan in 2009 gave Vettel is a good chance to get on the podium, but made a mistake, he was unable to finish. However, it is the next stage, which took place in China has helped rehabilitate a German, to collect transcripts points (second in the season), to earn second pole position and finish the Grand Prix of the fourth. At the beginning of 2010, Sebastian Vettel took part in the three seasons of Formula 1, played 43 times at the Grand Prix, won 5 wins, 5 pole positions and earned 125 points. And this in 22 years.
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Formula 1

2017-07-22 16:44:03

Valtteri Bottas decision on the contract will not be accepted in the near future

Valtteri Bottas decision on the contract will not be accepted in the near future

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that a decision on his contract will not be made before the end of this month.Valtteri Bottas "First we need to talk about it in the team before making any official announcement. We came to the point when everyone starts to talk with everyone. It's break time and the middle of the season. You will not hear anything in the next few weeks.As I said, the main goal - a long-term relationship with the team, that's what I want. We still need to wait a few weeks and see how it goes, but it's my goal.Bottas just 23 points behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel after 10 of the Grand Prix of the season-2017 and by 22 points from teammate Lewis Hamilton, despite the fact that he was the only driver of the trio, who have suffered because of leaving the race during the Spanish Grand Prix.

2017-07-22 16:14:03

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots of Formula 1 on the introduction of head protection Halo is very different there is negative and positive reviews.Lewis Hamilton "in Addition to the inconvenience of getting in the car, I noticed a big difference. I didn't notice the Halo, not counting the moments when I look in the mirror".Fernando Alonso "When I tried out Halo in Singapore, I discovered that to get out of the car was terribly uncomfortable. Need to put feet to jump out of the car through the frame".Kimi Raikkonen "the First impression when checking visibility positive. Structure does not hinder to look around".Roman Grosjean "It's a dangerous sport, but it is safe in General, because we can drive on the highway at speeds of 370 km/h and avoid deadly accidents. As pilots we certainly don't want the security has ceased to improve, but we also cannot close our eyes to the DNA of Formula 1".Sebastian Vettel "I did not like. In terms of visibility, there are many problems."Jolyon Palmer "Formula 1 is safe enough. I prefer Halo, because this system looks visually less offensive, but it is not needed. It is a half measure. The system will probably be able to stop some items, but not all. The car is ugly, I prefer classical forms."Daniil Kvyat "I would suggest to leave open cockpits".

2017-07-22 00:14:03

In Pirelli has determined the cause of the destruction of rubber Vettel

In Pirelli has determined the cause of the destruction of rubber Vettel

After the race in Silverstone tyre damage from cars of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen delivered to the research center Pirelli. The Italian tire revealed the reason for the gap tires from Vettel, but if Raikkonen is still being studied.In a statement, Pirelli said "a Careful study of the left front tyre with the car Vettel has shown that initially she had a puncture. The movement in run-flat tire in the pits led to the complete destruction of the rubber.In the case of Raikkonen, on his bus a few signs pointing to the cause of the destruction. Will need a few days to explore this case".

2017-07-20 11:54:03

Halo will appear on the cars of Formula 1 next season

The system of protection of the head of Halo, which was tested throughout last season, will become mandatory for Formula 1 in 2018.The decision taken by the FIA after a meeting of the Strategic group of Formula 1, which took place on 19 July in Geneva. The "Shield", which is tested by Sebastian Vettel during the Grand Prix of great Britain, found to be ineffective.In a statement, the FIA said "In accordance with the decision of the Strategic group of Formula 1 on the introduction of additional protection, which was adopted in July 2016, the FIA announces the introduction in 2018 of the system Halo. In the near future the design will be finalized with the participation of all teams.Over the last few years the FIA has considered several designs, but Halo is the most effective of them".

2017-07-20 10:54:04

Formula 1 will sit at the negotiating table to discuss the Shield

Formula 1 will sit at the negotiating table to discuss the Shield

The potential introduction of head protection Shield will be discussed at the next meeting of the working group of Formula 1.In Silverstone Sebastian Vettel has said that he felt dizzy after the first tests the device on Board his Ferrari.FIA "Now we need to think about how we can solve all the problems".Shield, apparently, will be discussed by the group in Geneva, but until Monza no one team will not test this solution.Head Red Bull Christian Horner "There is a serious problem. We really need to know two months ago on the Shield because it's too late to implement the system in the new car of the season-2018. If we have problems, I can only imagine what it's like for small teams".The final decision will be taken only in Geneva, and the FIA insisting on obligatory introduction of protection if not Shield, then Halo.

2017-07-20 10:34:02

Italian press the Grand Prix of great Britain was a turning point for Ferrari

The Italian publication claims that Ferrari after the failure at Silverstone should fear for the fate of the title.La Gazzetta dello Sport "the Race for Ferrari at Silverstone was the worst this season. The Scuderia returned home worried that the British Grand Prix may have been a turning point in favor of Mercedes. The last three races were tough, but now it's much worse."After the Grand Prix of great Britain Sebastian Vettel ahead of Lewis Hamilton by just one point.

2017-07-19 11:34:03

Corriere dello Sport Ferrari need to start from scratch

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport believes that a fight for the title Ferrari need to start from scratch.Corriere dello Sport "Mercedes have managed to cope with their problems. At the same time, the speed of the Ferrari gradually weakened. Maranello needs to start from scratch.Form of the Ferrari is so weak that the fight for victory looks all the more pale. Over the summer the team need to change a lot".In the drivers ' championship gap to Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton was reduced to a single point. In the constructors ' championship Mercedes broke away from Ferrari on 55 points.

2017-07-18 13:34:03

Sebastian Vettel I'm not panicking

Sebastian Vettel I'm not panicking

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted that he is not worried about reduced to a minimum separation from Lewis Hamilton.Sebastian Vettel "there is No reason for panic or anxiety. The last race wasn't very good, but do not forget about how far we were from the leaders last year.It is true that Mercedes was stronger in the last races, but I think the biggest problem for us is qualification. At the same time, we have a quick car, and as soon as we can manage with some problems, the picture can change.

2017-07-18 10:54:07

Chapter Ferrari the Tyres in Milan on the study

Chapter Ferrari the Tyres in Milan on the study

The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene said that the tires ruptured during the race at Silverstone on machines Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen are already in Milan to check.The head of Pirelli "We are studying the incident. Tires in Milan, where they will be thoroughly tested. Also we need to see more data on setting up machines."One suggestion was that the specific configuration of the Ferrari combined with the high downforce produced by the cars of season 2017, contributed to the problems with the tires.Maurizio Arrivabene "Although the reasons seem obvious to us, not in the style of Ferrari to complain about losing."Sebastian Vettel "I don't think someone is particularly to blame. Looking back, everything seems and feels very easy".

2017-07-18 10:54:05

Ferrari offers a three-year contract Vettel

Ferrari offers a three-year contract Vettel

Ferrari wants Sebastian Vettel has signed a new three-year contract. This is due to the fact that a German might go into a Mercedes in 2019, as soon as the current contract of Lewis Hamilton.According to the rumors, if Vettel will agree to stay together with him to leave and Kimi Raikkonen. It is reported that the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne agreed to the extension of the contract with Kimi, with a salary of 5 million euros. Raikkonen himself has not yet accepted the offer.The situation commented the head Red Bull Christian Horner "I think that the situation on the market of pilots depends now only from Sebastian Vettel. But it is clear that Red Bull will not change".Previously have been rumors that Max Verstappen has signed a preliminary contract with Ferrari.

2017-07-17 10:34:04

Toto Wolff sat down on the ear Vettel

Toto Wolff sat down on the ear Vettel

There are rumors that the head of Mercedes Toto Wolff conducts personal talks with Sebastian Vettel.By the way, intimate conversations with the Germans, according to London media reports, the stumbling block in relations Wolff and Hamilton, who because of this came for free rides in London.Toto Wolff "Sebastian and I are neighbors, so we often visit each other".Sebastian Vettel "All I can do now is laugh at this question. This is the stupidest question I've ever asked until now".However, head of Red Bull's Christian Horner believes that Wolff and Vettel talking about future contracts.Christian Horner "I think that Toto just sat in his ear and says, that he continued to serve in the Ferrari for only a year, and therefore have thought about the future. While Ferrari certainly asks SEB for three years".

2017-07-16 17:14:06

Sebastian Vettel we were Just unlucky

Sebastian Vettel we were Just unlucky

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel in the Grand Prix of great Britain finished only seventh after a puncture on the penultimate lap of the race. German remained the leader of the championship, but his advantage was reduced to one point.Sebastian Vettel "I don't think we made a mistake with the strategy. We were just unlucky. The difference in the tires between me and Kimi were in six circles, but we are faced with a similar problem almost simultaneously. It's weird, but nothing helped. We're just surprised this state of Affairs.The car was quick and well set up. The race was very difficult, fighting with max was filled with drama. Then there was the fight with Bottas. Very sorry that the race ended for me that way. The struggle continues, I will try to do everything in my power".

2017-07-16 16:44:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of great Britain

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of great Britain

145041 - Today from pole position for his home race will start Lewis Hamilton. For he is the fifth pole position at Silverstone.145209 - the Briton won at Silverstone four times, including the last three races.145259 - Next to it will start Kimi Raikkonen, winner of the British stage in 2007.145325 - Second row, championship leader Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen.145523 - Starting position of Hamilton.

2017-07-16 10:24:03

Fernando Alonso I would not have closed the issue with the Shield

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the new system of head Shield has the right to exist.However, a transparent head-protection system did not like the Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel.Sebastian Vettel "we had planned to race, but I didn't like it, so we quickly removed the system.I had a slight dizziness. Probably because of the curvature of the glass. Besides, you get quite a lot of distortion, and to bend forward really comes out".Fernando Alonso "we will be meeting the pilots, where we will discuss different things, including this system.

2017-07-15 17:14:07

Sebastian Vettel the Car feels the road well

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the results of the qualification Grand Prix of great Britain was in third position.Sebastian Vettel "It's incredible. The car feels the road just fine. I enjoyed it. Tomorrow I will try to achieve victory.Yesterday, we were satisfied with the work machine, today we were happy with their speed, and tomorrow we hope that everything will go just incredibly well. Like that we celebrated the victory. If I was not blocked in the course of the last fast lap, I could climb a little higher, but the pole position is hardly challenged.

2017-07-15 17:14:02

Qualifying score after ten stages

Stoffel vandorn for the first time in the season managed to beat a partner in McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Daniil Kvyat equalized with a partner in the Toro Rosso.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 6-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-6Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 9-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 9-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 9-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 6-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-6.

2017-07-15 12:44:03

Sebastian Vettel Ferrari can make progress in the qualification

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted that his team can and must make progress in the qualification.Sebastian Vettel "the track in the qualifying plan must be suitable us more than Mercedes. Silverstone is full of fast turns.I think we can continue to achieve more in the qualifications. Let Mercedes and more power, but we can take some other things".

2017-07-14 23:54:03

Sebastian Vettel's Day was filled with mixed emotions

Sebastian Vettel's Day was filled with mixed emotions

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the results practices Grand Prix of great Britain was 4-th position.Sebastian Vettel "Today is the day for us was filled with mixed emotions. We rolled down, then sharply upward.In the morning we had difficulties with balance, but overall I think we improved the car at the end of the session. On Friday you are looking for a big performance, and my engine has already passed a lot of kilometers, so the team is trying to save his life. It works well with this we had no problems.Pilots Mercedes look fast, but that's not surprising. Let's see what we can show tomorrow.I also tried the protection Shield. The review is not very good, and I think it's because of the curvature of the glass creates distortion. This prevents the aerobatics and precision. In the rest of the ride was a lot of fun".

2017-07-14 19:24:03

Sebastian Vettel has criticized the new system Shield

Sebastian Vettel has criticized the new system Shield

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to track new protection Shield. Novelty German did not like.Sebastian Vettel "I'm Not going to talk about the pros, because everyone knows why we need this system. Tell only the cons.The visibility is not very good. Because of the curvature of the glass distortion is very large, I even felt dizzy. In addition, the side air streams propel the helmet.We want to go with this system a series of circles, but had to remove it after the first round - I didn't like it. In addition, to get into the cockpit and leave it very difficult, although you get used to it".

2017-07-14 11:24:03

The Shield system made its debut on the track

The Shield system made its debut on the track

The Ferrari team as part of Friday's practice of Grand Prix of great Britain conducts the first tests of the new system of protection of the pilot, called the Shield.Behind the wheel of a Ferrari SF70H installed Shield sat Sebastian Vettel.

2017-07-13 21:14:03

Sebastian Vettel first test Shield

Sebastian Vettel first test Shield

As we already reported, on Friday Ferrari will test new system of protection "Shield". The first behind the wheel of a car with such a system, sit down championship leader Sebastian Vettel.Sebastian Vettel "I will test the system tomorrow. Let's see how long it will stand on the machine.I saw "the Shield" is only on the computer. Let's see what will be tomorrow".

2017-07-13 12:14:04

Ferrari ready to prolong the contract with Vettel

Ferrari ready to prolong the contract with Vettel

Ferrari ready to sign a new contract with Sebastian Vettel, because at the end of this year expires a three-year contract.The President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne "I told him very clearly that we are ready, if he wants to stay with us. All now depends on it".30-year-old Vettel recently stated that he is not going to be distracted from the fight for the title, spraying attention on a new contract.

2017-07-12 16:24:03

Frederic Vasseur, the new head of the Sauber

Frederic Vasseur, the new head of the Sauber

Sauber have officially confirmed that frdric Vasseur, who previously worked at Renault, will be the new team leader, replacing the previously dismissed Monica, Kaltenborn.Pascal Picchi, Chairman of the Board Sauber "Frederick Wasser worked long enough in Motorsport and has proved itself from the best side. We are happy to see him in the ranks of Sauber".Frederic Vasseur "I am delighted to be a member of the team Sauber and thank you for the trust. I was impressed with the capabilities of each team's base in Hinwil, and also the ambitions of all employees. I am confident that together we will achieve great success. Look forward to the opportunity to start working at a new place."At the head of Renault F1 Vasser worked for a year. He left the French team in February of this year from-for disagreements with Cyril Abiteboul. Prior to that, Vasser led teams in the Junior series and has worked with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas.To work in Sauber Wasser will start from July 17, after the Grand Prix of great Britain.

2017-07-11 15:14:04

Ferrari and Mercedes are all happy with their partners

Pilots Ferrari and Mercedes in the person of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, respectively, expressed admiration for his team-mates.Lewis Hamilton "I am very pleased with the teammate that I have this year".Sebastian Vettel "I'm not responsible for signing contracts, but if I were asked, I immediately answered that I prefer Kimi".Recall that neither Kimi or Valtteri don't have contracts for season 2018.

2017-07-11 10:44:03

Ferrari confirms departure from the team of Lorenzo Sassi

Ferrari officially confirms the rumors that her camp left the chief engineer of the power plant. However, Il Giornale, the Milan daily newspaper, reports that the engineer-designer Lorenzo Sassi had already left the Maranello.There are conflicting rumors as to why the Sassi was summoned by the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne. Ferrari did not comment.And when asked about the rumors of championship leader Sebastian Vettel, he did not find the answer.Sebastian Vettel "I don't know what you're talking about. I think it's better to ask the superiors".

2017-07-10 15:34:03

Sebastian Vettel We didn't prevent the new rules from the oil in the fuel

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel is sure that the attacks from the Mercedes did not prevent his team to move forward.Recall that Mercedes asked the FIA to tighten the rules relating to the content of oil in the fuel.Sebastian Vettel "I don't think the new rules have affected us. But I think it's better to ask someone more versed in the engine".

2017-07-10 10:24:03

FIA Bottas was not a false start

FIA Bottas was not a false start

Valtteri Bottas so well started in the race the Austrian Grand Prix that Daniel ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel asked his team to examine the actions of Finn for a false start. But the stewards had studied the data of the sensors and found no violations on the part of the pilot Mercedes.However, after the race Vettel said that he fully convinced that Bottas made a false start. FIA had to issue a statement of clarification.In a statement, the FIA say "During the launch system is used, which detects whether the moving machine in the time interval between the moment when he lit the last red light, and when extinguished all the lights of the traffic light. Previously, we found that it is necessary to allow a small displacement of the car, since before the start of the pilots are making changes to clutch settings. This system works in Formula 1 safely for more than 20 years.Valtteri Bottas did not exceed the minimum limit offset before launch. He managed very accurately to start, however, he with high precision has identified the moment when the lights go out the lights".

2017-07-09 18:44:03

Sebastian Vettel I'm Sure Bottas had a false start

Sebastian Vettel I'm Sure Bottas had a false start

During the race Sebastian Vettel asked the team to check the start of Valtteri Bottas. The stewards examined the situation but have not found the gun. However, the pilot of the Ferrari sure that the violation is still there.Sebastian Vettel "I'm sure Bottas had a false start. From my car it seemed that way. In any case, the last word of the stewards. Maybe I'm just too late, or wheel probuksovav".

2017-07-09 17:24:06

Sebastian Vettel It was a close finish

Sebastian Vettel It was a close finish

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel in the race Grand Prix of Austria finished second. As in Sochi, the German has lost Valtteri bottas to less than a second.Sebastian Vettel "at the end of the race my feelings were sharpened. I attacked the Bottom as hard as I could. I was on edge of nerves as the gap from Valtteri was just miserable. In the last laps I was very close to him, but Perez stop to overtake Bottas.Well, I congratulate Bottas with this victory. He had a great race".