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Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel(REUTERS)

Vettel starts F1 season with grid drop and penalty points

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 07:13 PM IST
Stewards said in a statement that Vettel had not abandoned his lap when Russian Nikita Mazepin spun ahead of him during the first qualifying phase.
Formula One F1 - Pre-Season Testing - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - March 13, 2021 Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel arrives ahead of testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Files(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Pre-Season Testing - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - March 13, 2021 Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel arrives ahead of testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Files(REUTERS)

Redemption beckons for Vettel after miserable end at Ferrari

PTI | , Paris
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 04:52 PM IST
He had just one podium finish and ended 10 of 17 races outside the top 10 last season amid a tense atmosphere worsened by the fact Ferrari did not offer him a new contract.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton gives an interview after winning the race and the world championship.(Pool via REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton gives an interview after winning the race and the world championship.(Pool via REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton: Dreamer, chaser, believer

New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:18 AM IST
Hamilton, whose first title came in 2008 with McLaren, has blown open F1’s greatest of all time (GOAT) debate—earlier confined to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Schumacher.
Formula One F1 - Turkish Grand Prix - Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey - November 15, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Turkish Grand Prix - Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey - November 15, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason(Pool via REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton lets tears flow as he clinches record 7th F1 title

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:37 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton’s voice could be heard breaking as he thanked his team over the radio moments after crossing the line at the Turkish Grand Prix, while underneath the helmet the tears were starting to build up.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen during practice.(REUTERS)
Red Bull's Max Verstappen during practice.(REUTERS)

Verstappen leads Red Bull one-two in slippery Turkish practice

ISTANBUL | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 05:03 PM IST
The 23-year-old produced a best lap of one minute 35.077 seconds at the end of the session on a recently resurfaced Istanbul track whose lack of grip on a cold morning posed problems for all.
Sebastian Vettel(REUTERS)
Sebastian Vettel(REUTERS)

Formula One needed Vettel to stay, says Hamilton

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The 35-year-old Briton said at the Tuscan Grand Prix on Thursday that Vettel’s move from Ferrari to the Silverstone-based team, announced earlier, was exciting for the sport.
File image of Sebastian Vettel(Reuters Image)
File image of Sebastian Vettel(Reuters Image)

Vettel reveals he came close to retirement before Aston deal

By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Asked on Thursday ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix at Italy’s Mugello circuit how close he was to walking away, the four-times world champion replied: “Close”.
Sebastian Vettel(REUTERS)
Sebastian Vettel(REUTERS)

Vettel joins Aston Martin F1 team from 2021

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 01:14 PM IST
The 33-year-old German replaces Mexican Sergio Perez, whose departure at the end of the 2020 season was announced on Wednesday.
Racing Point driver Sergio Perez of Mexico steers his car during the first practice session for the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Friday, July 10, 2020. The Styrian F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)(AP)
Racing Point driver Sergio Perez of Mexico steers his car during the first practice session for the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Friday, July 10, 2020. The Styrian F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)(AP)

Perez to leave Racing Point, opening door for Vettel

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 09:22 AM IST
Vettel had already been linked with a move to Racing Point, which will be rebranded as Aston Martin next season, and Perez’s departure could pave the way for the four-time F1 champion. Vettel is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season but has yet to sign with a new team.
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium - August 29, 2020 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in action during practice Pool via REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium - August 29, 2020 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in action during practice Pool via REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)

Ferrari not really prancing on the F1 track

Hindustan TImes, Mumbai | By Rajesh Pansare
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 09:37 PM IST
As the Maranello-based team heads towards becoming the first outfit to compete in 1,000 Grands Prix with a double-header on their home turf in Italy, team boss Mattia Binotto admitted that they were trapped in a “storm”.
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco leads Renault driver Esteban Ocon of France steers his car during the qualifying session for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP)(AP)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco leads Renault driver Esteban Ocon of France steers his car during the qualifying session for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP)(AP)

Ferrari not expecting any miracles after poor Belgian GP showing

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Ferrari were dominant at the Spa-Francorchamps track in 2019, finishing one-two in every practice session and locking out the front row in qualifying.
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 13, 2020 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 13, 2020 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)

Vettel expects to see out the season at Ferrari

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:49 PM IST
Ferrari announced in May that Vettel, who had been expecting a new contract, would be leaving at the end of the year with Spaniard Carlos Sainz joining from McLaren.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen in action during practice(REUTERS)
Red Bull's Max Verstappen in action during practice(REUTERS)

Verstappen sets fastest time in practice at British GP

Silverstone, England | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:53 PM IST
Vettel only completed two laps and didn’t set a time. Ferrari said the team found “something wrong with the intercooler system” of his car and had to examine it.
File image of Ferrari.(File)
File image of Ferrari.(File)

Beating Ferrari would be big boost for McLaren, says Norris

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:48 AM IST
Norris believes McLaren have a real chance of finishing ahead of Ferrari in the Formula One constructors’ championship this season. If they do, the 20-year-old Briton has no doubt about how much it would mean for morale.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and mechanics during practice.(Reuters)
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and mechanics during practice.(Reuters)

Ferrari restructure F1 technical department

By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Ferrari said in a statement the team would have a more focused and simplified chain of command, with the heads of each department given “the necessary powers to achieve their objectives.”
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring on July 12, 2020 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring on July 12, 2020 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

Can anyone stop Hamilton? Only Bottas, say Ferrari drivers

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 05:57 PM IST
Hamilton dominated Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position, with a bonus point for fastest lap, to take a five point lead over Bottas, the winner of the Austrian season-opener.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wears a face mask during the post qualifying press conference.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wears a face mask during the post qualifying press conference.(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton not one for numbers but they still add up

BUDAPEST | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 10:03 AM IST
The numbers certainly add up for the six times world champion, whose record-extending 90th career pole at the Hungarian Grand Prix seemed to come as something of a surprise to the Mercedes driver.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during practice(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during practice(REUTERS)

Sebastian Vettel fastest in rain-soaked 2nd practice for Hungarian Grand Prix

Budapest | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, who was fastest in the first practice for Mercedes, was one of seven drivers not to post a time in the second session.
File photo of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.(REUTERS)
File photo of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.(REUTERS)

Vettel offered Aston Martin contract: Report

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 06:32 PM IST
German tabloid Bild reported that Vettel is being lined up to replace Sergio Perez at Racing Point, when the team is re-branded as Aston Martin.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during the race.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during the race.(REUTERS)

Pressure is mounting on Ferrari after one race of F1 season

SPIELBERG, Austria | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 10:58 AM IST
Instead of closing the gap to front-runner Mercedes this season, Ferrari’s SF1000 car looks slower than last year and is also in danger of slipping behind other teams.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the pit lane.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the pit lane.(REUTERS)

Sebastian Vettel is bound to be distracted by Ferrari axe, says Brawn

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Vettel, a four-times world champion with Red Bull, qualified only 11th at the Red Bull Ring and then tangled with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz in the race, finishing 10th for the final point on offer.
General view of the pits, as F1 resumes behind closed doors.(Reuters)
General view of the pits, as F1 resumes behind closed doors.(Reuters)

F1 drivers united against racism, if not taking a knee

By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 09:28 AM IST
Frenchman Romain Grosjean and Danish driver Kevin Magnussen who race for the US-owned Haas team, confirmed they would be making the gesture while others were more reticent.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during the Media day.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during the Media day.(REUTERS)

Sebastian Vettel could walk away from F1 for good without right offer

SPIELBERG, Austria | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 10:08 PM IST
The four-time F1 champion will leave Ferrari at the end of the year after failing to get a new contract. He faces an uncertain future with only limited options available for 2021 and has not started discussions with other teams.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.(Reuters)
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.(Reuters)

Sebastian Vettel expects tight margins at Austria double-header

By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 09:11 PM IST
The season will kick off with the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring on July 5, followed a week later by a second race at the same track, as part of an eight-race European leg.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.(Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.(Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel to Mercedes? Toto Wolff says they are monitoring the situation

London | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 04:08 PM IST
Wolff stated they are happy with the racers on their roster presently but in case the situation changes, they could look at Vettel.
Pirelli F1 tyre chief Mario Isola during voluntary duty as a paramedic and ambulance driver in Milan.(Special Arrangement)
Pirelli F1 tyre chief Mario Isola during voluntary duty as a paramedic and ambulance driver in Milan.(Special Arrangement)

F1 teams come together to fight virus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 11:21 AM IST
Ferrari unveiling ventilators, Pirelli boss Isola doing frontline duty and Silverstone providing ambulances; F1 has used its resources to help the medical community.
File photo of McLaren.(REUTERS)
File photo of McLaren.(REUTERS)

McLaren boss expects Sebastian Vettel to leave Formula One

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Ferrari said on Tuesday that Vettel, who won all his titles with Red Bull between 2010-13, would be leaving after six years with them.
Renault's Daniel Ricciardo poses for a drivers portrait.(REUTERS)
Renault's Daniel Ricciardo poses for a drivers portrait.(REUTERS)

Daniel Ricciardo moves from Renault to McLaren for 2021

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 03:18 PM IST
The 30-year-old, winner of seven races for Red Bull, will partner British driver Lando Norris and replaces Spaniard Carlos Sainz who is set to join Ferrari as Sebastian Vettel’s replacement.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's holds the trophy on the podium after he placed second in the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix.(AP)
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's holds the trophy on the podium after he placed second in the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix.(AP)

Max Verstappen tips Sainz over Ricciardo for Vettel’s seat

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 12:47 PM IST
Ferrari announced on Tuesday that four times world champion Vettel would be leaving them at the end of the season.
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, of Monaco, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, pose for a photo during the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix.(AP)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, of Monaco, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, pose for a photo during the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix.(AP)

I’d be happy for Vettel to stay at Ferrari, says Leclerc

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Vettel, 32, is out of contract at the end of 2020 but Ferrari have said he is their first choice, subject to negotiations, to partner the young Monegasque whose deal runs until 2024.
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