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

2017-05-28 19:24:06

Sebastian Vettel Ferrari has no plan to hold Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel has claimed that Ferrari had not used team tactics during the race in Monaco.Sebastian Vettel "we did not Have such a plan. We just wanted to have fun, and it worked. Valtteri was not far behind, and we have had problems with the rear tyres. When I opened the window of pit stops, Bottas went into the pits, Kimi followed him.At that moment I thought only about to remain second. I attacked the track and in the end proved to be first".

2017-05-28 17:34:06

Sebastian Vettel It was an incredible race

Sebastian Vettel It was an incredible race

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel won the race in Monaco. For Ferrari's first win in the Principality since 2001.Sebastian Vettel "It was just an incredible race from start to finish. Kimi had a great start, so I had to work hard to catch up with him. The tires slid on the first lap, so the first part of the race I could not catch Kimi. But I skillfully took advantage of the traffic that was hit by Raikkonen after the pit stop. You can say that I just beat.I attacked at the right time, and it brought me victory. Well I controlled the race and after the restart has faced difficulties in the past. It was very difficult to keep the car on the track. When rubber is warmed up, I brought the race to the end.Congratulations to the team, it was a very good race".

2017-05-28 17:04:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix Monaco

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix Monaco

144654 - Today from pole position for the first time since 2008 will start Kimi Raikkonen.144722 - Beside him - his partner in the Ferrari and the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144748 - the Main rival of Vettel in the fight for the title - Lewis Hamilton - will take at the start only 13-th position.144836 - But the other Mercedes, running Valtteri Bottas will start 3rd 144900 - Over the last 20 years in Monaco won only pilots, which started with the first three positions.144916 - In 11 cases were won by the pilot, starting from pole position.145155 - Fourth starting position from max Verstappen. The Dutchman twice started in Monaco and twice went off the track.145212 - the Fifth position from last year's winner of the pole position Daniel Riccardo.145259 - Before the start.

2017-05-27 18:24:05

Qualifying score after six stages

After six qualifications in three teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 3-3Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 5-1Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-3Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 5-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 6-0McLaren, Jenson button - Stoffel Vandorn 1-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-4Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 6-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 3-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-4.

2017-05-27 17:14:06

Sebastian Vettel has received a warning

After qualifying, the stewards of the Monaco Grand Prix brought the Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel official warning because he crossed the white line on the exit of the pit lane.According to the rules after three warnings, the pilot receives a penalty in the form of loss of ten positions at the start. Vettel is the first warning. One warning is Daniel Riccardo and Sergio Perez two.

2017-05-27 17:04:03

Sebastian Vettel, Bottas surprised me

Sebastian Vettel, Bottas surprised me

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix showed the 2nd result. His team-mate, he lost 43 thousandths of a second, but 2 thousandths won against Valtteri Bottas.Sebastian Vettel "I was very surprised by the speed of Bottas. Mercedes looked very hesitant, but in the last round, Valtteri has shown excellent results. Kimi drove a great circle, and even though I wanted to win, this time he was the best.Today a lot of our fans in the stands, nice to see the flags of the Scuderia - it gives me strength. It was very interesting to fight for the pole position, is one of the most complex and exciting qualifications in the year. In the second sector I lost a little time - it's a shame, but the result is the result.Congratulations again to Kimi. The team can be satisfied with the first row".

2017-05-27 10:24:04

Sebastian Vettel can stay in Ferrari in 2018

Sebastian Vettel can stay in Ferrari in 2018

Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne has said that Sebastian Vettel will remain German or no team in 2018.Sergio Marchionne "If he is satisfied with the car, he can stay as long as he likes it.The negotiations that we had last year, was very nervous because we had no decent machine. So we're trying to give him what he wants - the only choice for him.We wanted to be at the head of the championship, and we're there".

2017-05-26 10:04:04

Sebastian Vettel I am very pleased with the second session

Sebastian Vettel I am very pleased with the second session

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the results practices Monaco Grand Prix showed the best result.Sebastian Vettel "I am very pleased with the second session. We had a small problem at the beginning of the work, which took extra time, but we were then able to go to the track and showed itself in all its glory. It's funny to fly these machines on a narrow track in Monaco, because they are faster and wider than last year. I even kissed the barrier a couple of times this morning, but was able to continue without damage. Overall, it was a good day. It's only Thursday, so we have to wait for Saturday to get a clear picture of the balance of forces.We were able to achieve a good basic setup of the car, now we are talking about fine tuning, and we have time for this. We can still make the machine more competitive".

2017-05-25 17:24:03

Sebastian Vettel I don't know what happened to Mercedes

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel showed the best time on the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix. However, his main rival Lewis Hamilton of the Mercedes team ended up only eighth.Sebastian Vettel "In the second practice, our work started with a slight delay, but the day still turned out to be productive. Don't know what happened with Mercedes. I'm sure Saturday they will seriously add. We are waiting for a close contest, participants of which will become the pilots of Red Bull".

2017-05-25 12:04:03

Sebastian Vettel I'm quite able to achieve the pole position

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that his machine is quite capable to compete for the victory in qualification Monaco Grand Prix.Sebastian Vettel "Yeah, I think it's possible. We need to get into a rhythm, because Monte Carlo requires attention and credibility. Also, you need to trust your car.I am sure that we have the tools necessary for proper setup of the machine. I have confidence in myself and in the Technicals - this means that everything should work out".Only once Vettel started in Monaco from pole position. It was in 2011, and then Sebastian won the race.

2017-05-25 11:24:05

Sebastian Vettel We can win all five races of the season

Sebastian Vettel We can win all five races of the season

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel is confident that he could win all the races this season.Sebastian Vettel "I Think that in all five races, we could finish first. We could achieve this, but did not. Sometimes you find yourself on a better side, sometimes not. But I think we have a long season, so all we need is to continue to fight and attack at the limit.We have a fast machine, there is a good package of upgrades, so we don't worry about it. I think we got the points which were earned. To achieve more you need to work more."Vettel has won two of five races, and in the other finished second. Sebastian now leads the championship, ahead of Lewis Hamilton by 6 points.

2017-05-25 10:44:03

Valtteri Bottas I have learned the error

Valtteri Bottas I have learned the error

Mercedes driver Valteri Bottas admitted that in Spain he made a mistake at the start, which will not allow in the future.Valtteri Bottas "I could do better in the race, even at the start I worked better than Vettel, and the only bug threw me back. At the point of braking before the first turn I lost a reference point, located close to Sebastian Vettel.I misread the situation and initially braked too early, then by releasing the brakes, I created the opportunity for maneuver Kimi. I just didn't have more opportunities purely to enter a turn. Now I understand everything and do not allow such mistakes".

2017-05-21 13:34:03

Lewis Hamilton it is Important to be stable

Lewis Hamilton it is Important to be stable

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that stability will decide the outcome of the title this year.Lewis Hamilton "In my opinion, it is about stability. You can be the first in a single race, but to come second in the next. For me it is a question of adopting that form of struggle that is emerging at the moment.Now it is important to be as stable and consistent. Not so important, if I'm in the lead after the next race. It will be important in the lead after the last race. This is a very long and complicated thought process, that's what gives me the moral hardness. Of course I want to win in Monaco, but not the important points, and a real victory.Actually, from race to race pilots are learning how to reboot reset. Everyone uses their own techniques. Over time you perfect this art. Now I am very glad that you are still involved in the fight for the title. The fight is still very tight".After five races Hamilton concedes Sebastian Vettel 6 points.

2017-05-20 10:04:04

Ross brown Vettel is the key to success of Ferrari

Ross brown Vettel is the key to success of Ferrari

Sports Director of the Formula 1 Ross Brawn believes that Sebastian Vettel has a huge impact on the situation in Ferrari.Ross Brawn "what Sebastian is doing in a red car, a great advertisement for Formula 1. Most fans want to see a successful team Ferrari, and Sebastian is the key to its success.Mercedes work just at the limit of their forces, while Sebastian is clearly with the comfort of fighting for wins and podiums. Ferrari is more consistent in this season".

2017-05-18 14:04:05

Bild It was the most brilliant victory of Hamilton

Bild It was the most brilliant victory of Hamilton

German newspaper Bild believes that the victory of Lewis Hamilton in Spain is the brightest in his career.Bild "It was the most incredible battle of Hamilton, he won Sebastian Vettel after the fight wheel to wheel.For three years he raced against Rosberg, but now he must give all of yourself to win".

2017-05-17 13:14:04

Lewis Hamilton It was the most dramatic battle in my memory

Lewis Hamilton It was the most dramatic battle in my memory

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that the battle with Sebastian Vettel in Spain was memorable for its drama.Lewis Hamilton "Vettel was so quick in front of me. It was such a challenge to try to overtake him. I had to perform most strongly, to keep up with him. I think it was the most dramatic fight I remember. Such battles should be more in each race.That's why I race, and that this struggle led me in a race at the beginning of my journey. To fight with four-time champion is an incredible honour. We with Vettel like playing tennis, though frustrated at each other the ball. And the main thing is to hit it and not miss".

2017-05-17 12:34:05

Valtteri Bottas it's Too early for negotiations

Valtteri Bottas it's Too early for negotiations

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas believes that it is too early to think about a new contract.Valtteri Bottas "it's too early to talk about a contract extension. We are fighting with Ferrari, and now it is our main goal.Of course, at some point we will have to start talks about the future, but that time has not yet come".Recall that the contract with Botas was signed only for one season. And at the end of the year, the market pilots will free Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.

2017-05-17 11:14:04

Daniel ricciardo it will be Interesting to see the decision of Vettel

Daniel ricciardo it will be Interesting to see the decision of Vettel

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo admitted that eagerly awaits the decision of Sebastian Vettel under contract for next year.Riccardo Daniel "I know he's one of the few pilots that have no contracts for next year. He has options, maybe the decision will be interesting.I think if he continues to perform so well in the Ferrari, meaning to leave will not. He is now in a very good position, it is clear that SEB is confident.We all know Vettel. When he revels in his victories, when he was confident in the car, then stop it very difficult. That's how he won before he had great confidence in the car, the comfort in the team. Let's see how he will prove himself this year".Riccardo himself, is rumored to be in talks with Ferrari.

2017-05-16 13:24:07

Lewis Hamilton It's Valtteri won me the race in Spain

Lewis Hamilton It's Valtteri won me the race in Spain

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that only thanks to Valtteri Bottas, he was able to win the race Grand Prix of Spain.Lewis Hamilton "it's Great to fight with the other team -it's much nicer than fighting with your partner, since there is no DC voltage. In Sochi, where he won Valtteri, I was very happy for him. I don't have any feelings of envy or disappointment. He did a great job and deserved the result.Valtteri played a huge role in the fight for victory in Spain. Without him I would not be able to achieve first place. He won me the race."After one of the pit stops Sebastian Vettel was behind Bottas. To overtake the Mercedes driver just does not work, and during that time managed to catch up with Hamilton.

2017-05-16 13:24:06

Mark Surer I would take Vettel to Mercedes

Mark Surer I would take Vettel to Mercedes

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer believes that Mercedes is the best candidate for the role of the pilot, than Sebastian Vettel.Mark Surer "If I were the head of Mercedes, you definitely would take command of the German pilot. Now the ideal is Vettel.I heard comments Lauda on this. But he is a cunning man, so many of his statements are intended to destabilize the situation in Scuderia".

2017-05-15 13:34:04

Niki Lauda Vettel goes to Mercedes

Niki Lauda Vettel goes to Mercedes

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that Sebastian Vettel in his team will not.Niki Lauda "it's All nonsense. Sorry, I'm sorry for being so rude, but it's driving me crazy, and I can tell you one reason which you will understand. The pilot Ferrari all the time thinking about his team and about the money that they pay him.Why Vettel to leave Ferrari when he wins"After five races Vettel remains the leader of the championship.

2017-05-14 17:24:05

Sebastian Vettel it is a Pity that we missed victory

Sebastian Vettel it is a Pity that we missed victory

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel had a great first part of the race, but then he missed Lewis Hamilton and eventually finished second with a lag of three seconds.Sebastian Vettel "I had a good start, I attacked the track. Almost immediately I was able to overtake Hamilton, which was very pleased. But for a long time to hold the leaders could not. Today, strategic choices affected the outcome of the race. I was very surprised at how fast was Hamilton on softs. I braked very late, we even collided in the first corner, but both continued the race.It's a shame to miss this race and a possible victory. It could be a great win on a great track. Plan "C" didn't make sense because to move to the latest Software it was very late. Circles was short, I did not have time to win back the lost time".

2017-05-14 16:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

144347 - Today from pole position, 3rd time this season and 64th time in his career, will start Lewis Hamilton.144414 - Next to it is the place to start is the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144547 - Second row turned completely Finnish Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.144626 - the Third row behind the pilots of Red Bull last year's winner Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo.144646 - the Seventh will start the hero of skill and the idol of the local fans Fernando Alonso144721 - Honda brought an updated engine and it allowed for the first time in the season to qualify for the finals of qualification. That's just enough reliability to earn points144745 - Completing the top ten Sergi Perez, Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.144801 - Next Magnussen, Sainz, Hulkenberg, Grosjean, Wehrlein, Ericsson, Palmer, Stroll, Kvyat and Vandorn.144836 - Actually, the last was to be launched Daniil Kvyat, who was having problems with the updated car, but Stoffel Vandorn received a fine for the replacement of elements of the power plant.144907 - Before the start.

2017-05-13 20:14:03

Qualification account after five stages

After five qualifiers, four teams, there is a marked dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 3-2Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 5-0Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-2Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 4-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 5-0McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 5-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-3Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 5-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 2-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-3.

2017-05-13 16:54:03

Sebastian Vettel I did all I could

Sebastian Vettel I did all I could

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix showed the second result. The owner of the pole, the Ferrari pilot lost 0,051 seconds.Sebastian Vettel "I don't know what went wrong but I did today all I could. It was great to feel the limit of the car on this track. I was piloting at the limit. The last Chicane was very difficult today, so some time was lost there.Today I was close to Lewis, the struggle was dense. I think the audience enjoyed it. Thanks to the team, particularly the mechanics - without them, today would not have happened. Start with the first row - it is excellent. I'm not upset that they did not win, although it would be great to start the first in this race.The car looks quick, upgrade work, so tomorrow could be a great race".

2017-05-12 20:54:05

Sebastian Vettel the Conditions were very difficult

Sebastian Vettel the Conditions were very difficult

Pilot Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on the results practices Grand Prix of Spain showed the 4th result.Sebastian Vettel "Today conditions were quite difficult, but we managed to overcome all difficulties. I'm not very happy with the work machine and the work on the track all the allotted time failed. I failed to find good settings, so I'm upset. At the same time, I feel that the car overall is running smoothly, I just need to make the right steps toward true balance.The team started to work in a good mood, all completely focused on what you are doing. I don't know which team brought the best improvement - we learn about this in training".

2017-05-12 12:14:05

Sebastian Vettel looking forward to work with new products

Sebastian Vettel looking forward to work with new products

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that he really wants to try upgraded car during the upcoming race in Spain.Sebastian Vettel "I'm Not sure, but I agree that we all love this race just because we get here a lot of new toys. Yes, there are other races where we get toys, but it was the Spanish toy we crave the most We are quite spoiled children Our team is happy that gives me and Kimi toys almost every race.Historically, the updates we receive often in the European part of the championship, because the base of the stables are closer to the slopes. But over the last couple of years, logistics has developed, literally in the last minutes we get boxes of new products during the overseas Grand Prix.I don't know what brought the other teams, but really want to try out in combat".

2017-05-09 12:54:03

Sebastian Vettel Kimi this year so far no luck

Sebastian Vettel Kimi this year so far no luck

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel once again acted in defense of Kimi Raikkonen, the question of the continuation of a career that hangs in the air.Sebastian Vettel "it was not the result he truly deserves. In Bahrain, obviously, the first lap cost him a podium. I know exactly what's going on, and at the moment not everything moves forward at 100, but I don't think inside the paddock there is any doubt that he is one of the most talented pilots. I already talked about this, but I can repeat constantly.I don't think anyone else could go in the WRC and to perform at the level that he showed, and then just return to Formula-1 and immediately begin to fight for the podium".

2017-05-04 16:34:04

Eddie Jordan Mercedes talks with Vettel

Eddie Jordan Mercedes talks with Vettel

Mercedes denies rumors about talks with Sebastian Vettel, but Eddie Jordan, the former head of Formula 1 team, is confident that the transition of German in a German team is quite real.Eddie Jordan "of Course, Mercedes is negotiating with Vettel. Formula 1 is a business. And the transition Vettel is not only strengthening their team and weakening the opponent."The current contract of Sebastian Vettel with Ferrari expires at the end of this year.