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

2017-09-22 11:24:06

Ross brown supported Sebastian Vettel

Sports Director of the Formula 1 Ross Brawn believes that Sebastian Vettel can still regain the lead in the championship.Ross brown "Such accidents as in Singapore, can always happen. This was a typical accident at the start of the race.The world Cup is in no way ended, because there are still six races. Vettel and Ferrari are so strong that they can still win the world Cup on their own.It is clear that Sebastian and Ferrari remind me of my time in the Ferrari. Sebastian is very similar to Michael in how he sees himself as part of a team. And I admit that I will try to help this team get back on top.It will be a tough battle between Lewis and Sebastian, but if he does, you will earn the respect".

2017-09-21 15:44:03

Kimi Raikkonen We don't give up

Kimi Raikkonen We don't give up

After the failure in Singapore, where the pilots of Ferrari retired on the first lap, Kimi Raikkonen said that Ferrari will fight to the end for the title.Kimi Raikkonen "it Seems that many people think that we are in a difficult situation. But we go further. It's just another race, another race weekend. We don't give up, we continue to fight at full strength, we will show all that capable".Singapore after Sebastian Vettel loses Lewis Hamilton is 28 points. In the constructors ' championship Ferrari is inferior to the Mercedes 102 points.

2017-09-21 15:24:03

The engine on the car of Sebastian Vettel will not have to change

The engine on the car of Sebastian Vettel will not have to change

In Singapore, the machine Sebastian Vettel was seriously damaged after hitting Kimi Raikkonen. There were fears that hurt the engine because some time it worked without cooling.According to Auto Bild, after the Singapore Grand Prix engine from the car of four-time champion brought to the base in Maranello. During a thorough check of the Ferrari engineers came to the conclusion that the engine is not damaged. It was his Vettel will use during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

2017-09-21 10:24:04

Niki Lauda This accident hurt Vettel

Niki Lauda This accident hurt Vettel

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda believes that the accident and the gathering in the race Grand Prix of Singapore was expensive to Sebastian Vettel.Niki Lauda "28 points is not bad for us. Still the breaks were in the area two or three points in favor of one or another pilot. But 28 points is a good margin.I would say that the fight for the title has moved in our direction, and we can already draw some conclusions. This crash is very costly Cebu".

2017-09-20 11:44:03

Jarno Trulli the Title is not lost for Vettel

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Jarno Trulli believes that Sebastian Vettel can still win the title in 2017.Jarno Trulli "If you really want to blame one pilot more than another, you could say that Vettel would have to do this maneuver better.But Championships are won late in the season, and not over six races to the end. There are still six races, and each of them can earn 25 points for the victory. And we already know that anything can happen.Actually, the Cup is extremely balanced. It is clear that today, 28 points seems like a large gap, but one wrong move Mercedes will return the lead to Vettel.From Ferrari we can expect anything. We have seen how they become competitive when we weren't expecting that, so nothing is lost. History will end at the checkered flag of the last race".

2017-09-20 11:34:04

Jos Verstappen Vettel was not punished because of politics

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Jos Verstappen thinks Sebastian Vettel was not punished because of political issues.Jos Verstappen "Unless the FIA stewards gave him a real punishment, championship on that could end. SEB still has a chance at the title, the intrigue is still there - the only reason to feel sorry for him. Everyone understands that it was not a racing incident and a collision in which fault Vettel".The situation is commented and mark Webber, former partner Vettel at Red Bull "I think sometimes SEB forgets where his back end. It doesn't feel all dimensions".

2017-09-20 10:54:03

Lauda blames Vettel crash in the Singapore Grand Prix

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda has joined the dozens of fans and insiders who accuse Sebastian Vettel that he has destroyed all hope of his title by accident at the start of the race Grand Prix of Singapore.Niki Lauda "Obviously it was the fault of Sebastian. I don't know why he is so at risk during this important stage of the world Cup. If this happened in my day, we would have returned to Maranello".

2017-09-19 16:44:03

Toto Wolff, Singapore has not decided the fate of the title

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the victory of Lewis Hamilton and the gathering of Sebastian Vettel in Singapore has not decided the fate of the title of season 2017.Toto Wolff "I'm cautious. Even on Sunday morning we thought about minimizing losses, and in the evening have all talked about a 28-point advantage.But there is still six races, which means that the situation may turn against us six times, as it happened in Singapore for Ferrari".

2017-09-17 18:44:03

Valtteri Bottas is the Next target Vettel

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas finished 3rd in the race Grand Prix of Singapore. Now he's losing Sebastian Vettel 22 points.Valtteri Bottas "it's a good race. We are very fortunate that the leaders came down, and we automatically were the fastest on the track. We have prepared the machine that gave the opportunity to attack. I struggled with Riccardo, but I don't have enough speed to catch up and overtake him. This was our chance, and we were able to do everything right.My next goal is to beat Vettel in the individual competition. We wanted to make a victorious double, but a double podium is good.

2017-09-17 17:34:03

Sebastian Vettel I'm devastated

Sebastian Vettel I'm devastated

Sebastian Vettel out of the race Singapore Grand Prix on the first lap after an incident involving max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen.Sebastian Vettel "I Have no thoughts about what happened. I don't know what happened, I didn't see anything. I know that as I flew Max. What happened behind, I don't know. There is no review.I'm upset, but I can't change anything. I lost the chance to win and get good points. We understand already inside the team with this situation".

2017-09-17 17:24:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Singapore

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Singapore

145141 - Today from pole position will start Sebastian Vettel. For the German's fourth pole position in Singapore, and in the three previous cases, the first German crossed the finish line.145434 - Actually, in the last nine races in Singapore seven times he won the pilot, which started from pole position. In two other cases the owner of the pole and led the race, but technical problems prevented a win.145524 - Next to Vettel is confirmed as Max Verstappen.145542 - Second row Daniel ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen.145653 - Only the third row will start Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas - this track is clearly not suitable Mercedes.145817 - the Fourth row Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso. On the contrary, this track suited the McLaren more.145830 - Completing the top ten Stoffel Vandorn and Carlos Sainz.145844 - Next Palmer, Perez, Kvyat, Windows, Grosjean, Magnussen, Massa, Stroll, Wehrlein and 145922 - In Singapore, the day was rain, and now the track is quite wet.145952 - during the race the track will be dry.150009 - Most pilots to start chose rain tires.150052 - intermediate will start the first six and Sainz, Kvyat, Grosjean and Stroll.150252 - Pilots go on warm-up 150318 - Machines occupy space on 150341 - All ready to 150353 - START150403 - Vettel Raikkonen knocked out150417 - Even a few broken cars in the first corner150434 - A Turn Of Vettel He has no nose cone150447 - the safety Car on the track150514 - so started the first ever Formula 1 night race the rain150626 - Start.

2017-09-16 22:34:03

Qualification account after Singapore

Only in the team Toro Rosso is about an equal fight. Renault, by contrast, is the complete dominance of Nico.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 9-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 10-4Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-10Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-3Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 11-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 11-2Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 6-8Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 13-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 9-5Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 4-8.

2017-09-16 18:24:05

Sebastian Vettel I'm very happy Now

Sebastian Vettel I'm very happy Now

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel managed to win the important qualification of Grand Prix of Singapore. For the Germans it is the 49th pole position of his career.Sebastian Vettel "this morning was difficult, we had to work hard to achieve a good balance for qualifying. I screamed after his final round, he was incredibleI like this track. We were able to make progress and win. I even struck a wall, so strong attacked the track. I was tense, but now relaxed and happy. This is a very good track, and I'm very happy to achieve such a result.And look at the cars of Red Bull They copied our ideas Look on the side of the pontoons".

2017-09-16 12:04:03

Pirelli advises Ferrari to win in Singapore

Sebastian Vettel can regain the lead in the world championship this weekend in Singapore. This is the opinion of Marco provera, who is the Director General of the official tire supplier Pirelli.The Italian admits that he is happy that Ferrari this year has caught up with Mercedes, although Pirelli stays on the neutral side.Marco provera "the Scuderia has not only closed the gap, but were able to defeat Mercedes. Ferrari faster on urban roads where the maximum speed is lower and the Mercedes has a slight advantage when speed is higher.So I think Ferrari will be able to show a good race in Singapore".

2017-09-16 03:04:04

Sebastian Vettel Imperfect day

Sebastian Vettel Imperfect day

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel first day of the Singapore Grand Prix finished with the 11th result.Sebastian Vettel "Today was a mixed day and, obviously, imperfect. I lost a little confidence in the car.Today we tried a few things with the settings, and I'm not sure that they were correct. Now let's see what we can do tomorrow. We need to improve, but I think we have enough time to find the right solution.Today we were here to practice, it was only Friday, and all we have done is tried something new. It is clear that we are not where we want to be, so there's a lot of work".

2017-09-11 14:24:03

Six contenders for the title

If, before the start of the race in Italy a mathematical chance of winning the title had 12 pilots, after the finish of the race the number of applicants has decreased exactly twice.The rest of the season remains seven races, and this means that any pilot can theoretically earn 175 points. As the new championship leader Lewis Hamilton 238 points, to compete with him for the title may be those who managed to earn 63 points and more. This group includes only pilots Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.Already Singapore's chances for the title will lose Max Verstappen. If only the Dutchman will not win the race with the gathering of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.In the Cup of designers, the range of applicants has also decreased. The chance to take the title from Mercedes there is only Ferrari and Red Bull.

2017-09-07 11:44:03

Niki Lauda Ferrari made a mistake with the settings

Niki Lauda Ferrari made a mistake with the settings

Niki Lauda, non-Executive Director of Mercedes, believes Ferrari just made a fundamental mistake in the settings of the machine during the Grand Prix of Italy.Niki Lauda "Marchionne told me that he is not satisfied with the settings. I think they made a mistake, because in normal circumstances we would not be able to get so far ahead.The usual difference between us and Ferrari is one or two tenths per lap, but this time it has doubled."Sebastian Vettel finished third, losing to Lewis Hamilton 36 seconds.

2017-09-07 10:54:04

Sebastian Vettel I'm not panicking after the failure in Monza

Sebastian Vettel I'm not panicking after the failure in Monza

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that neither he nor the team is not panicking after failing in the home race in Italy.The Italian press said that it was a cold shower for the Scuderia on home track and the team President Sergio Marchionne called this Grand Prix embarrassing.Sebastian Vettel "we Have a very strong car, very strong. We will have a great season finale, I'm sure.The beginning of the race I didn't feel the car, and the last 20 laps I struggled a lot with balance. It was just a bad race, I'm not worried about the future and optimistic. Despite the numbers and odds, the championship is still very long, and we will not disappoint people who want us to have the victory."However, of the remaining seven tracks, four on paper suitable Mercedes Sepang, Suzuka, Austin and Abu Dhabi- there is an important power of the engine.Sebastian Vettel "Things on paper don't interest me. On paper you can't see the extra element of competition that matters. In short, the more complex the merrier. In sports if everything is easy, it is boring".After the race in Italy, Vettel lost the lead in the championship. Now Sebastian three points loses Lewis Hamilton.

2017-09-06 11:54:04

The teams of the 2018 contracts and rumors after Monza

The teams of the 2018 contracts and rumors after Monza

In the course of the last two Grand Prix in Spa and Monza, some teams voiced signed with the pilots contracts. Permutations to the top teams is not expected, although technically jobs are still there.Mercedes the contract Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes ends at the end of 2018. Agreement with Valtteri Bottas was signed only for one season. However, Finn has proved himself as a team player, and leadership in the face of Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda spoke in favor of the contract extension.The final word for the Board of Directors. However, other candidates for this place not Sebastian Vettel extended his contract with Ferrari, Fernando Alonso was given to understand that he should not dream about Mercedes after the scandal of 2007, and young drivers Esteban Windows and Pascal Wehrlein lack experience.Ferrari before the start of the home Grand Prix of Italy, the team extended the contracts with current drivers. And if Sebastian Vettel the agreement signed before the end of 2020, with Kimi Raikkonen signed a one-year contract.Red Bull Red Bull satisfied with the work of Daniel ricciardo and max Verstappen. There has repeatedly stated that both pilots connected with the team multi-year contracts. The pilots themselves did not seem very satisfied with the situation in the Red Bull. But they should go nowhere, as vacancies in the Mercedes and Ferrari will only appear at the end of 2018.Force India Esteban a Window signed a multiyear contract, but the agreement with Sergio Perez ends this year. The team is ready to prolong the contract with the Mexican, behind which there are respectable sponsors, but the pilot admitted that he has other offers. If Perez leaves Force India, it is likely to replace Pascal Wehrlein.Williams no doubt, lance Stroll will retain a seat at Williams due to large financial injections from Stroll-Scarecrow. The team needs a second experienced pilot, and Felipe Massa copes with this role. Most likely, the Brazilian will keep his place.A couple of weeks ago there were rumors that the pilot Williams could become Fernando Alonso. But it is unlikely the Spaniard will agree to change sewed on soap in the near future, Williams will not fight for victory.Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz signed a multiyear contract, but there is a small chance that for good compensation, the Spaniard will move to Renault.Place Daniil Kvyat in the team Dolny shaky - his back literally breathes Pierre went Out. In addition, in the Wake of rumors about a possible collaboration with Toro Rosso, Honda has been assumed that one of the places is a Japanese pilot.Renault Nico Hulkenberg signed a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal for the season 2018. Obviously, the team would exercise its right and extend the agreement with the German pilot.But the likelihood of a contract renewal with Jolyon Palmer minimum. As a replacement candidacies of Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Robert Kubica and Russian Sergey Sirotkin.Some time talked about returning to Renault's Fernando Alonso, but the French team gave to understand that is not going to give the Spaniard the championship the car in the next three years.Navlabel team gene Haas stated he was pleased with the results of Roman Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen and intends to leave the pilots for next season without changes. But official statements have not yet been. However, Magnussen has already said that he has a contract for season 2018.McLaren Vandorn has a long-term contract with McLaren. The agreement with Fernando Alonso expires at the end of the year, and the Spaniard said that he would remain only if the team will change the engine supplier.If Alonso will leave McLaren, to Jenson button. In addition, rumors circulated about a possible invitation of Carlos Sainz.Sauber is no doubt that his place will retain Marcus Ericsson, who is affiliated with the sponsors and team owners. Second place is likely to get one from a protg of the Ferrari. It will either be Antonio Giovinazzi or Charles LeClair. Instead, the Swiss team will receive discounts on Italian powerplants.

2017-09-03 19:04:04

Sebastian Vettel I didn't trust the car

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that the end did not trust his car in the race Grand Prix of Italy.Sebastian Vettel "the Problem today was that I didn't trust his car. I could not attack in full force, could not trust the brakes, so once missed the first turn. It's a shame, but really I would not be able to show something more, even if the machine had been heard in full".

2017-09-03 17:14:05

Sebastian Vettel We'll get there

Sebastian Vettel We'll get there

Sebastian Vettel in for Ferrari's home race, finished third and lost the lead in the championship.Sebastian Vettel "You are the best audience in the world Despite the fact that the race was hard, I know we will succeed. We have made progress in working with the machine, the speed is. I could overtake. But the pace just was not enough to fight with Mercedes.We have a very strong car, and we have a strong season. We to your result will come".

2017-09-03 17:14:03

Lewis Hamilton We purely made this race

Lewis Hamilton We purely made this race

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the race, the Italian Grand Prix and ahead of the championship of Sebastian Vettel.Lewis Hamilton "I love Italy, I love to drive here. I like the local audience, like her energy. The fans here are the same hot as in Silverstone. Today the team did a great job, having achieved a victorious double. Valtteri did a very good job in this race, making his way to second place. Vettel also did well, finishing in an important podium.I had a good start and absolutely not worried about Strolla. Lock it was easy. Our engine today showed itself in all its glory. It was a great day for us".

2017-09-03 16:34:04

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Italy

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Italy

145049 - Today from pole position, in the 69 th time in his career, will start Lewis Hamilton.145101 - By this measure, he overtook Michael Schumacher.145132 - Next to it will start. 18-year-old lance Stroll145227 - in General, canadian qualified 4th, but eight pilots received various penalties, including representatives from Red Bull, which in the qualification showed the 2nd and 3rd results.145428 - Second row Esteban and Valtteri Bottas.145500 - Only the third row will start pilots Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. 145525 - these days, by the way, Ferrari is celebrating its 70th anniversary.145645 - Fourth row Felipe Massa and Daniil Kvyat. Anyway, Daniel showed in qualifying, 14-th result, but because of the fines he played many positions.145716 - Completing the top ten Kevin Magnussen and Sergio Perez.145738 - Next Eriksson, Wehrlein, Verstappen, Hulkenberg, Sainz, ricciardo, Palmer, Vandorn, Alonso and Grosjean.145827 - The Machine Of Quata.

2017-09-02 20:04:03

Sebastian Vettel I don't know what the problem is

Sebastian Vettel I don't know what the problem is

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix showed the 8th result. However, after all the fines the German will start sixth.Sebastian Vettel "I don't know what the problem is. It was an unpleasant surprise for the team. After all, we were fast, showed the pace similar to the speed of the leaders, but in the final we just couldn't understand what was happening.Let's see what happens tomorrow. I am not worried about race pace. We will quick dry fabric, just sorry it all came out. Something just went wrong, very disappointing. We tried and tried lap after lap to make the car work, but nothing came of it".

2017-09-02 19:54:03

Qualification account after Italy

Only the Toro Rosso team is about equal fight, but for Williams, McLaren and Renault dominated by one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 8-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 9-4Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-9Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 10-3Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 10-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 10-2Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 6-7Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 12-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 8-5Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 4-7.

2017-09-02 09:14:05

Niki Lauda hints that Mercedes will retain Hamilton

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda has suggested that Mercedes will keep Lewis Hamilton and after 2018.Niki Lauda "Lewis is our best pilot, and we all love him. Therefore, we will find a solution for the future, where everyone will be happy."Before the Briton has admitted that he dreams of the Ferrari team. At the same time, Lewis is well aware that you will not be able to become a partner Sebastian Vettel.Lewis Hamilton "the Ferrari is a dream for each pilot, but I do not think we will get there in the next three years".

2017-09-01 20:34:03

Sebastian Vettel a Day of mixed emotions

Sebastian Vettel a Day of mixed emotions

According to the results of Friday practice in Italy, championship leader Sebastian Vettel was in third position with a lag of 0.14 seconds.Sebastian Vettel "Today was a day of mixed emotions, and I hope that tomorrow everything will be better. Today in the first part of the practices we mostly used the bus Soft, but I'm not entirely happy with them, because we are not able to work with them because of the traffic, and virtual machine security. Difficult this day is not ideal, but I think the situation was the same for everyone.We have enough data to make progress. If we can improve some points, it will become faster. In recent years there Mercedes was fast, but we will try to be even faster".

2017-08-30 15:34:02

There were 12 contenders for the title

If, prior to the Belgian Grand Prix, all the drivers kept a mathematical chance for the title, after the finish of the race the number of applicants was reduced to twelve.Until the end of the season there were eight races, and this means that any pilot can theoretically earn 200 points. As the leader of the championship Sebastian Vettel is already 220 points, to compete with him for the title only those who managed to earn 20 points or more. This group includes the second pilot of Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen, the Mercedes, Red Bull and Force India, as well as Carlos Sainz of Toro Rosso, Nico Hulkenberg of Renault, Felipe Massa of Williams and Romain Grosjean from Haas.In the constructors ' championship round contenders already noticeable. The chance to take the title from Mercedes there is only Ferrari, Red Bull and Force India. But this is only theoretically.

2017-08-30 14:04:04

Lewis Hamilton In the next three years I will not be in a Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton In the next three years I will not be in a Ferrari

TrackMania champion Lewis Hamilton admitted that dreams to become the pilot of Ferrari, but this is unlikely to happen in the next three years.Lewis Hamilton "Definitely to play for Ferrari is the dream of every pilot, including my own. Don't know if I'll get ever in a Ferrari. Well, certainly this will not happen in the next three years".Previously Sebastian Vettel on a three-year extended his contract with Ferrari. Obviously, Hamilton has hinted that will not be a pilot of the Scuderia, while there will be German.