Tag Archives: Vettel

Redemption for Vettel in France?

Another race completed. Another race win for driver number 44. Lewis Hamilton tightened his grip on a sixth world championship following the eventful scenes at the Canadian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel will feel his name should be etched in stone as the 2019 Montreal victor after securing his first pole position of the season. The German dominated proceedings from the ...

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F1 officials to meet over Vettel penalty

Formula 1 officials will meet on Friday to hear Ferrari’s attempt to overturn the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. Ferrari have lodged a request for stewards to review the decision to penalise the German five seconds for dangerous driving against Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. The hearing will be at 13:15 BST before the French Grand ...

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Ferrari want 'review' of Vettel penalty

Ferrari have officially lodged a “right to review” the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. The German won the race on the road but was penalised five seconds for dangerous driving, which demoted him behind Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari said they would appeal but withdrew that intention last week. Now they have chosen a different ...

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F1 created culture for Vettel penalty – Wurz

Formula 1 is at fault for creating a culture in which Sebastian Vettel was penalised in Canada, Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chairman Alexander Wurz says. Wurz believes the desire of drivers and teams for clarity on permitted driving actions was to blame for the penalty. “We want rules for each and every thing and that’s where we arrived,” he said. ...

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Why Vettel deserved his penalty – Palmer

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, is part of the BBC team and offers insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitor. I’ve been at odds with the Formula 1 stewards before – both during my career and after it – but this time I’m in complete agreement. Sebastian Vettel deserved ...

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Hamilton wins in Canada after Vettel penalty

Sebastian Vettel lost victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton after being penalised for dangerous driving against his rival. The Ferrari driver made a mistake under pressure from the world champion, running wide at Turn Three, and pushed Hamilton wide as he rejoined the track. Race stewards decided Vettel had rejoined the track unsafely and penalised him five ...

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Ferrari appeal against Vettel penalty

Ferrari have appealed against the five-second penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. The German was penalised for rejoining the circuit in an unsafe manner and forcing Lewis Hamilton off the track. Vettel had made a mistake at Turn Three on lap 48 while under pressure from Hamilton, who said he had to back off to ...

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Vettel beats Hamilton to Canada pole position

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes to pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix. It was only the second time in seven races Mercedes have been beaten to pole – the other by Vettel’s team-mate Charles Leclerc in Bahrain in March. Vettel was 0.206 seconds quicker than Hamilton, with Leclerc 0.680secs off. Daniel Ricciardo was a surprise fourth for ...

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Vettel takes 1st pole of season with blistering lap in Montreal

Sebastian Vettel is finally back at the front of the grid. A stunning qualifying lap on Saturday in Montreal saw the German top championship leader Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc to grab pole position for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. Vettel, 55 points adrift of Hamilton heading into the weekend, finished 0.206 seconds quicker than his Mercedes counterpart. Leclerc, ...

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Ferrari need to beat Mercedes – Vettel

BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live; text commentary on the BBC Sport website Sebastian Vettel has stressed that his Ferrari team need to start beating Mercedes after the world champions’ dominant start to the season. Mercedes have taken one-twos in all four races and Vettel is 35 points off championship leader Valtteri Bottas, who is ...

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