F1 2017 · Testing

Bahrain Test: Vettel completes 130 laps on the 2018 Pirelli tyres

  Vettel’s long tyre testing day at Sakhir ended with 130 laps completed. Best time was 1:33.894. Sebastian Vettel was today conducting a dedicated 2018 tyre development programme for Pirelli. His day ended at 9pm, instead of 6pm, as he was granted an additional three hours testing due to technical difficulties and he therefore continued running… Continue reading Bahrain Test: Vettel completes 130 laps on the 2018 Pirelli tyres

Bahrain GP · F1 2017

Vettel: The car was like a dream

  Race: 1st Championship Standings: 1st, 68 points Sebastian Vettel: “A great result thanks to all the team! At the start, it was important for me to get second place, and I managed. Also, we got everything right with the strategy. We decided to pit early and this tactics proved to be working. Towards, the end,… Continue reading Vettel: The car was like a dream

Bahrain GP · F1 2017

Bahrain Grand Prix Post Race Press Conference (Vettel Extracts Only)

PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by David Coulthard) Sebastian, your 44th victory. Normally 44 is a lucky number for Lewis but you’ve just added another win, your third time here in Bahrain, but most importantly the second of the season out of three races, great day. Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, really a great day. I don’t know what… Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix Post Race Press Conference (Vettel Extracts Only)

Bahrain GP · F1 2017

Bahrain Grand Prix Post Qualifying Press Conference (Vettel Extracts Only)

TV UNILATERAL Q: Very well done. Speaking of close, Sebastian, it was very close in Q2, I think it was six one hundredths of a second, the top three. Was it a little bit dispiriting for you when you saw they suddenly found another four tenths of a second when we went into Q3? Sebastian… Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix Post Qualifying Press Conference (Vettel Extracts Only)

Bahrain GP · F1 2017

Vettel: Tomorrow it should be closer

Qualifying: P3, 1:29.247 (+ 0.478) Sebastian Vettel: “Overall, it has been a good day. Yesterday I couldn’t get the right feeling, I kept sliding too much. We made some minor tweaks on the set-up and the car felt better today, I was quite happy with the balance. But in qualifying, after seeing what the gap… Continue reading Vettel: Tomorrow it should be closer

Chinese GP · F1 2017

Vettel: Entertaining and intense

Position: 2nd Championship Standings: 1st, 43 points Sebastian Vettel: “We can be happy with today’s results. The race was a lot of fun, very entertaining. Conditions were tricky at the start, you never know what can happen in those moments, so I was perhaps a bit too conservative. Then we chose to change tires since… Continue reading Vettel: Entertaining and intense