Vettel: No fans at Monza a good thing after Ferrari double DNF in Italian GP – F1

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Sebastian Vettel says he is glad that there were no fans at Monza this year after Ferrari endured another nightmare showing at the Italian Grand Prix.

Having struggled for pace in qualifying, both Vettel and Charles Leclerc failed to make it to the chequered flag after both were forced out in spectacular incidents.

Vettel suffered brake failure at the first chicane and smashed through the polystyrene blocks in the escape road, while Leclerc had an off at Parabolica and crashed heavily – bringing out a red flag.

Reflecting on another bruising encounter for the Maranello team, Vettel said that it was probably a blessing in disguise that the loyal tifosi were not there to witness what happened.

“I think this year is very different and I think probably in that regard it is good that there are no fans,” he said.

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Vettel: No need for Ferrari review of F1 strategy calls and communication – F1

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Sebastian Vettel sees no need for Ferrari to review how it plans Formula 1 race strategies and communication, saying it is “very difficult” to judge the situation from the outside.

Vettel was heard exchanging messages with the Ferrari pitwall over the possibility of extending to a one-stop strategy in the closing stages of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Vettel initially vented his frustration after pushing on the soft tyre before being asked about going to the end of the race without pitting, but still managed to make the one-stop strategy work to finish the race in seventh place.

It was the second race in a row there had been some debate between Vettel and his race engineer over the strategy, having said the pit calls “didn’t make any sense” after the 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone.

But Vettel said after the race that he did not think there needed to be

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Vettel buys Mansell’s Williams FW14B

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Sebastian Vettel has added one of the most iconic Formula 1 cars in history to his private collection, buying a Williams FW14B.

The FW14B is a car that is dear to many Formula 1 fans not just because of its striking blue, yellow and white livery but because of how technically innovative it was with its active suspension, vastly superior traction control and semi-automatic gearbox.

The car helped end Nigel Mansell’s long wait for World Championship glory in 1992 in a season where the FW14B won 10 out of the 16 races and clinched 15 out of 16 pole positions.

Now four-time World Champion Vettel, an avid car and motorbike enthusiast, has bought one according to German publication Bild.

“The Red 5 was very interesting for me. The car is absolutely iconic and, just like me, has the starting number 5,” Vettel said.

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Hamilton hopes ‘something positive’ comes up for Vettel in 2021 – F1

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Lewis Hamilton says the way Formula 1 rival Sebastian Vettel has handled his pending Ferrari exit proves strength of character, hoping “something really positive” comes up for him in 2021.

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the year after the team opted against renewing his contract beyond the end of the season.

Vettel is currently without a drive for next year, but is known to be in talks with Racing Point over a drive for 2021, when it will be rebranded as Aston Martin.

Six-time world champion Hamilton had previously not been drawn on Vettel’s future, but praised the Ferrari driver for his resolve amid struggles with Ferrari’s SF1000 car.

“I’ve made comments in the past, but I saw the difficult race he had had previously [at Silverstone], and all I can try to do is empathise with the position he’s in and

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Vettel “focussed on F1”, not considering alternatives for future

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Sebastian Vettel says he remains “focused on Formula 1” as he considers his next move upon leaving Ferrari, and is yet to consider any alternative series or championships.

Four-time F1 world champion Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the season after the team opted against renewing his contract beyond the end of the year.

Vettel has confirmed he previously spoke to Renault about a drive before the team’s signing of Fernando Alonso, and also staged “loose talks” with Racing Point.

Vettel continues to be closely linked to a seat with Racing Point for 2021, when the team will be rebranded as Aston Martin, but the German driver said he still has “no news on his future”.

With no realistic seats available for Vettel at teams capable of winning races in 2021, it has left him pondering a move into F1’s midfield after five years

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Vettel “focused on F1”, not considering alternatives for future – F1

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Sebastian Vettel says he remains “focused on Formula 1” as he considers his next move upon leaving Ferrari, and is yet to consider any alternative series or championships.

Four-time F1 world champion Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the season after the team opted against renewing his contract beyond the end of the year.

Vettel has confirmed he previously spoke to Renault about a drive before the team’s signing of Fernando Alonso, and also staged “loose talks” with Racing Point.

Vettel continues to be closely linked to a seat with Racing Point for 2021, when the team will be rebranded as Aston Martin, but the German driver said he still has “no news on his future”.

With no realistic seats available for Vettel at teams capable of winning races in 2021, it has left him pondering a move into F1’s midfield after five years at Ferrari.

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Vettel “focussed on F1”, not considering alternatives for future – F1

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Sebastian Vettel says he remains “focused on Formula 1” as he considers his next move upon leaving Ferrari, and is yet to consider any alternative series or championships.

Four-time F1 world champion Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the season after the team opted against renewing his contract beyond the end of the year.

Vettel has confirmed he previously spoke to Renault about a drive before the team’s signing of Fernando Alonso, and also staged “loose talks” with Racing Point.

Vettel continues to be closely linked to a seat with Racing Point for 2021, when the team will be rebranded as Aston Martin, but the German driver said he still has “no news on his future”.

With no realistic seats available for Vettel at teams capable of winning races in 2021, it has left him pondering a move into F1’s midfield after five years at Ferrari.

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Vettel: Ferrari’s double Q2 exit at F1 Belgian GP “not a surprise” – F1

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Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari’s double Q2 elimination in Formula 1 qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix was “not a surprise” given its ongoing struggles.

Ferrari slumped to its worst qualifying performance of the 2020 season so far at Spa on Saturday as both Charles Leclerc and Vettel were eliminated in Q2, finishing 13th and 14th respectively.

The team has struggled throughout the race weekend, with Leclerc scraping through Q1 by less than one-tenth of a second.

It meant Ferrari ended qualifying as the seventh-fastest team, only beating the cars from Williams, Alfa Romeo and Haas.

“It is the true picture of what the car can do around here today,” Vettel said after the session.

“Obviously we tried everything we can, and there was a lot of effort going in from last night to today trying to make things better.

“I think we did a little bit. Obviously we’re not where

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Vettel denies frustration over Ferrari F1 struggles in 2020 – F1

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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says he feels no frustration despite making his worst start to a Formula 1 season in 12 years, but has previously “been in a happier place”.

Four-time world champion Vettel has struggled to get to grips with the Ferrari SF1000 car so far this year, failing to finish a race any higher than sixth.

Team-mate Charles Leclerc has finished on the podium twice this year, and has close to three times as many points as Vettel, outscoring him 45 points to 16 in the opening six races.

It marks Vettel’s worst start to a season since 2008, when he recorded just one points finish in the first six rounds – finishing P5 at Monaco – after Toro Rosso started the year with a B-spec version of its 2007 car.

Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the 2020 season after the team opted not to renew

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Raikkonen, Ricciardo expect Vettel to bounce back at Ferrari – F1

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Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Riccardo expect their former team-mate Sebastian Vettel to bounce back after a tough start to the 2020 Formula 1 season with Ferrari.

During the coronavirus break Vettel was told by Ferrari his contract will not be renewed for 2021 as the Italian squad moved to replace the four-time world champion with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr.

It spells the end of Vettel’s rollercoaster six-year Ferrari stint, which hasn’t delivered an elusive fifth F1 world title, with his 2020 title hopes wrecked by a poor start to the season as he currently holds 11th place in the drivers’ standings after the opening six rounds.

Vettel’s last season at Maranello has been a difficult one so far as the German has been struggling to get to grips with an ill-handling SF1000, while Ferrari is unable to match the performance levels of Mercedes and Red Bull at the front of

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