Tag: Sebastian Vettel

Monaco GP controversy: Deciphering the Kimi Raikkonen fan club
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Monaco GP controversy: Deciphering the Kimi Raikkonen fan club

The podium ceremony at the Monaco Grand Prix was painful to watch. Apart from the thorough mis-management from the organizing team at the track, I was amused to see the win of Sebastian Vettel from P2 marred with controversy when ideally you would expect Tifosi from around the world celebrating Ferrari’s first Monaco GP win since...

Why Ferrari could win the world championship in 2017
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Why Ferrari could win the world championship in 2017

You know F1 is ready for a major shake up when fans are genuinely happy about the new regulations and cars. F1 2017 has ticked most of the boxes – better noise, faster and wider cars, better video content on social media and of course, an element of nail-biting rivalry between the teams. And time...

F1 2017 Testing – Barcelona Test 2 Day 3
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F1 2017 Testing – Barcelona Test 2 Day 3

It isn’t the best of times when teams stay mum about their thoughts regarding the new cars. A few fans and publications were certainly not impressed with Ferrari’s media blackout. But their prospects made rounds around the paddock with a new Mercedes member – Niki Lauda, this time praising Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel’s mid-day press address specifically...

F1 2017 Testing: Barcelona Day 3
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F1 2017 Testing: Barcelona Day 3

It is the third day of the first pre-season test in Barcelona and it is the last day for some of the drivers on the grid to gain mileage in their new 2017 cars. With teams running different programmes from short run stints to full race simulations, it is the best representation of how the packages...

F1 2017 testing: Barcelona Day 2
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F1 2017 testing: Barcelona Day 2

F1 is all set to resume in Australia this March with a plethora of technical changes that have resulted in bigger, wider and louder cars! For the first time in Formula One history, FIA’s technical regulations have focused on making the cars faster in 2017. And from the first impression of cars hitting the track...

F1 2017 testing: Barcelona Day 1
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F1 2017 testing: Barcelona Day 1

Formula One is all set to resume in Australia this March with a plethora of technical changes that have resulted in bigger, wider and louder cars! For the first time in Formula One history, FIA’s technical regulations have focused on making the cars faster in 2017. And from the first impression of cars hitting the...

Formula One taking the wrong exit at a roundabout?
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Formula One taking the wrong exit at a roundabout?

With two races till the end of yet another season of Formula One, I do not really have to wait to give my opinion on how the season has been so far. Nothing can happen in the next two rounds of 2016 that has not been screened before. 2016 was nothing like 2015 where there...

It’s time you tune into Sebastian Vettel’s radio
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It’s time you tune into Sebastian Vettel’s radio

With a famous little Italian hand gesture from Verstappen and a stern-dad index finger shake from Vettel, not a single person can refute the fact that the Mexican Grand Prix was a thriller. For some, it was a nightmare. Just when Asian F1 fans were trying to keep their eyes fixated to their TV’s mid-race...

After race thoughts from Italian Grand Prix
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After race thoughts from Italian Grand Prix

Having witnessed the glory and the unanimous fanatics of the sport, Monza remains to be one of the special grand prix in the F1 season. The grand prix mainly emphasized the nation’s view over the particular motorsport event as one of their most prestigious and privileged event to have held up in their homeland. It...

Ferrari’s circus: The driver lineup conundrum
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Ferrari’s circus: The driver lineup conundrum

It was late in the year 2014. The F1 season had nearly finished and all the F1 fans were inevitably preparing for their 3-month hibernation until the 2015 season started, soon. Of course, there would be pre-season testing in between, but it’s not like it’s broadcasted on TV. I, for one, was expecting it to...