Tag Archive: Sebastian Vettel

Nov 22

Marlboro chief to replace Ferrari boss Mattiacci

After just seven months in the job, Marco Mattiacci is set to lose his role as Ferrari team boss.

Marco Mattiacci - photo Getty Germany’s Sport Bild on Saturday cited ‘well-informed sources’ in claiming the 43-year-old Roman will be replaced by the Marlboro Europe brand manager Maurizio Arrivabene. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Alonso’s Ferrari failure ‘hard to grasp’ – Trulli

Jarno Trulli has admitted he is surprised his old F1 teammate Fernando Alonso did not make his five-year Ferrari marriage work.

2011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - Jarno Trulli 03 Alonso, who was paired with Italian Trulli at Renault a decade ago, has split with Ferrari and is expected to move to McLaren-Honda for 2015 and beyond. “It’s hard to grasp that it did not work for Fernando,” Italian Trulli, in Malaysia for the second round of the new Formula E series, told the Spanish news agency EFE. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Alonso thinks Vettel will need ‘luck’ at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso thinks his Ferrari successor Sebastian Vettel will need “luck” in the years that lie ahead of him.

Vettel-Alonso chez Mclaren The Spaniard has called time on his five-year stint at Maranello, apparently seeing more promise in McLaren’s impending works tie-up with Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Alonso admits Ferrari ‘love’ had faded

Fernando Alonso endured an uncomfortable moment in Abu Dhabi on Thursday afternoon.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso On the day his Ferrari departure was finally confirmed officially, the Spaniard had to appear in the FIA’s press conference ahead of the 2014 finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Official: Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

Finally, the open secrets about Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel’s futures became officially clear on Thursday.

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso 01 Ferrari announced that Spaniard Alonso and the Italian team have ended their relationship “by common consent”, opening the door for Vettel to arrive from Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Scuderia Ferrari welcomes Sebastian Vettel

The driver line-up next season will consist of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.

IMG_3788 Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has reached an agreement of three years duration with Sebastian Vettel, who will drive for the team as from the 2015 season.

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Nov 20

Ferrari denies making Vettel announcement

Ferrari has denied reports it is now officially confirming Sebastian Vettel’s 2015 switch.

2014-06-05_0034 The world of F1 social media came alight late on Wednesday when a seemingly official Ferrari profile on Twitter announced: “We are proud to welcome Sebastian Vettel as a member of the Ferrari family.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Correspondent slams underperforming F1 drivers

A journalist for a leading British newspaper has dealt a heavy critique of some of F1’s so-called ‘pay drivers’

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 04 As he ranked the performance of the field of 2014, Telegraph correspondent Daniel Johnson said Lotus’ Pastor Maldonado deserved to be dead last. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Webber not surprised at Vettel switch

Mark Webber has backed his former Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel’s move to Ferrari

Mark Webber- Vettel - photo © JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR - DPPI The duo shared a famously tense relationship whilst paired together, but Australian Webber has hailed quadruple world champion Vettel’s talent since retiring from F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

McLaren delays driver news until December

The long wait to know McLaren’s official 2015 driver lineup is not yet over

  McLarenRacing With Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen’s careers in the balance, team boss Eric Boullier said in Brazil that the target was to announce the news before the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Formula 1 Etiad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

19th and final round of the 2014 Championship

Yas Marina logo 6th edition, 6th at the Yas Marina track, in the city-emirate of Abu Dhabi, also the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Vettel not blaming Alonso for Ferrari delay

Sebastian Vettel has hinted once again that he will be a Ferrari driver in 2015

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (2) With Ferrari not yet confirming the deal amid its apparent contractual impasse with Fernando Alonso, the departing Red Bull driver has already hinted at his Maranello move by telling the Italian broadcaster Sky he is a “driver for Scuderia Ferrari”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Rosberg has chance to win 2014 title – Vettel

 Outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel thinks it is possible Nico Rosberg will become his title-winning successor this weekend in Abu Dhabi

2014-07-06 - 99301 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel On paper, given his 17-point lead and run of form, Rosberg’s Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton is the overwhelming favourite to secure his second career drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Raikkonen looking to keep Ferrari seat in 2016

Kimi Raikkonen is even looking beyond 2015 as he aims to keep his Ferrari career alive for at least two more years

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) In the past days, any doubts that the Finn will be ousted by the Maranello team after Sunday’s 2014 finale in Abu Dhabi have faded. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Vettel expects ‘no problems’ with teammate Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel has apparently grown tired of the extended wait to officially announce his switch to Ferrari.

Vettel -Raikkonen - photo Getty Images The fact the outgoing world champion is leaving Red Bull is already confirmed, but his move to Ferrari – although an open secret in the paddock – is still awaiting the outcome of Fernando Alonso’s contractual impasse. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

‘No change’ in Bianchi’s condition – Lowdon

Almost six weeks on, there is “no change” in Jules Bianchi’s condition

IMG_4100 That is the news of Graeme Lowdon, who as sporting director and president has overseen not only the aftermath of Frenchman Bianchi’s horror Suzuka crash, but also the closure of the struggling Marussia team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Vettel admits contemplating F1 exit

 Sebastian Vettel has admitted he weighed up switching to another team versus quitting formula one altogether ahead of the 2015 season

2014-07-17 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel It is an open secret that the quadruple world champion, having already confirmed his departure from Red Bull, is switching to Ferrari next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Grosjean jumps the gun on new Lotus deal

Romain Grosjean has followed Sebastian Vettel’s lead in jumping the gun on his 2015 plans

2014-06-07_0184 This week, it has already emerged that although Vettel’s switch from Red Bull to Ferrari is not yet official, the German told Italian broadcaster Sky in a television feature in Brazil that he is “a driver for Scuderia Ferrari”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Vettel confirms ‘I am a Ferrari driver’

Sebastian Vettel has unofficially confirmed that he will be a Ferrari driver in 2015

Vettel -Raikkonen - photo Getty Images At present, even though his switch from Red Bull to Ferrari has been signed and sealed for weeks and is an open secret in the paddock, neither side is able to actually announce it. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Vettel needs ‘spectacular’ Ferrari car – Briatore

Sebastian Vettel needs to hope for a “spectacular” Ferrari next year, according to Flavio Briatore

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (11) When Fernando Alonso’s switch to McLaren-Honda is finally announced, Ferrari can also lift the lid on the open secret of German Vettel’s move from Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Horner admits 2015 ‘unfreeze’ unlikely now

Christian Horner has criticised Mercedes for continuing to block moves for an engine development ‘unfreeze’ for 2015

2014-06-08_0831 He is the boss of Red Bull, the dominant world champions of the past four years whose run of success was stopped by the German team this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Rosberg holds off Hamiton in thrilling race (+result)

Rosberg wins by just 1.4s with Felipe Massa third at home race

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (25) Nico Rosberg held off team-mate Lewis Hamilton for a crucial victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix after a race-long battle at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Rosberg wins one trophy but eyes another

Nico Rosberg secured a trophy after qualifying on pole for Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (20) But it’s not the one he really wants.  That one was packed into a box last week by outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel and sent back to the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Alonso says ‘there is life after Ferrari’

Fernando Alonso remains the big player as the F1 driver ‘silly season’ reaches its climax for another year.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Further down the grid, the field of 2015 is now beginning to shape up.  Lotus is set to keep Romain Grosjean, and Jean-Eric Vergne is getting one more year at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Vergne ‘not worried’ about losing F1 seat

Jean-Eric Vergne is suddenly sounding very confident about his future in F1.

2014-06-07_1014 Just a month ago, prior to Sebastian Vettel’s shock decision to switch from Red Bull to Ferrari for 2015, Frenchman Vergne looked set to lose his place on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Alonso return would be ‘no surprise’ – Lopez

Fernando Alonso’s future continues to be clouded in mystery.

IMG_5961 What does seem certain is that his five-year relationship with Ferrari is set to end, with the only thing blocking his official departure and the arrival of Sebastian Vettel being a Mexican standoff-style contractual impasse. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Vettel to qualify in Austin ‘out of respect’

Sebastian Vettel will make a brief appearance during qualifying on Saturday ahead of the US grand prix in Austin.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (8) Earlier, team figures suggested the reigning world champion would sit out the session because penalties for running his sixth ‘power unit’ of 2014 means he will start the race from pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Tost wants to keep Vergne at Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has admitted he would like to keep Jean-Eric Vergne on board for the 2015 season.

2014-06-05_0580 Mere weeks ago, the 24-year-old Frenchman was ruled out of the running after the Faenza team announced that Daniil Kvyat will be joined by the controversially-young and inexperienced rookie Max Verstappen, who is just 17. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Alonso keeps F1 guessing over future

Fernando Alonso is keeping the F1 paddock in the dark over his future, as a string of rival drivers also wait impatiently for his next move.

2014-10-03_0196 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Undoubtedly the most powerful player on the driver market, the Spaniard is said to have definitely split with Ferrari, but reports suggest a contractual impasse is in play between Alonso and the Italian team. Once that is past, Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari switch will surely become official, but for now even Kimi Raikkonen – the other driver wearing red – is on standby. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Vettel’s younger brother starts racing career

Sebastian Vettel’s younger brother is kicking off his own motor racing career.

Sebastian-Vettel Fabian Vettel, once photographed as a child playing with a remote control car in the F1 paddock, is now 15 and embarking on a foray in Poland’s Volkswagen Golf Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

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