F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Posts Record Lap, Takes the Pole at the Hockenheimring

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Posts Record Lap, Takes the Pole at the Hockenheimring

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Posts Record Lap, Takes the Pole at the Hockenheimring

$RACE

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) star Sebastian Vettel roared Saturday setting a new track record at the Hockenheimring and took the Pole after qualifying fastest for Sunday’s 2018 F1 German Grand Prix.

Mr. Vettel holds an 8-point lead in the driver standings, and will have his chance to increase it further after setting a new track record in front of a home audience at the Hockenheimring:

View image on Twitter

Formula 1

@F1

But Vettel moves into P1 🚀

And it’s a new track record to boot! 1:11.539 = fastest ever at Hockenheim 🇩🇪

Days after penning a new 2-year contract with Mercedes,  Lewis Hamilton was forced out of the Q2 running order after a hydraulic fault at the end of Q1, he will start 14th on the grid for the race Sunday.

Mr. Hamilton recorded a fast enough time to make it into 2nd qualifying session before the complaint ended his afternoon.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo will start at the back of the grid due to penalties, meaning the 2 Tier 1 drivers will be charging when the lights of out.

The official F1 account posted Saturday’s qualification results:

View image on Twitter

Formula 1

@F1

Q3 CLASSIFICATION: What a lap from Sebastian Vettel 🔥 🇩🇪

The Qualifying Recap

Mr. Vettel could not have had for a better qualifying run Saturday as he droves fastest to the front of the grid, while main championship rival Mr. Hamilton saw his German Grand Prix chances fade to black.

It was wet, but as the conditions got dryer, and tensions rose at the close of Q3, Mr. Vettel broke the track record a 1st time with around 3 mins left, and he repeated with a new best after MercedesAMG’s Bottas stormed in late to beat his original record.

Mr. Vettel was elated with his performance in front of his home fans:

View image on Twitter

Formula 1

@F1

VETTEL: “The last lap I had a bit left in me, and I managed to squeeze everything out of the car. I’m still full of adrenaline!” 😅 🇩🇪

MercedesAMGs’ # 2 shoe took 2nd, 2/10’s of a sec behind Mr. Vettel, whose Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen joined Mr. Bottas in the Top 3 and will be driving to improve  Sunday.

Mr. Hamilton was showing early promise before a mechanical fault brought an end to his qualifying effort, and it was clear what a toll it took on him, with Mr. Vettel’s chances of enhancing his championship lead enhanced:

View image on Twitter

Formula 1

@F1

That’s Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying session over!

He looks distraught 😢 🇩🇪

It will be up to young Max Verstappen to ensure Red Bull Racing is well-represented near the front Sunday after he qualified fourth, with Mr. Ricciardo facing a big challenge in charging from the rear.

The highlights

Sunday  –      8:30a EDT        PreRace               ESPN2
                        9:05a  EDT       RACE                   ESPN2

Tune in and enjoy the racing

The following two tabs change content below.

Paul Ebeling

Paul A. Ebeling, polymath, excels in diverse fields of knowledge. Pattern Recognition Analyst in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange and author of “The Red Roadmaster’s Technical Report” on the US Major Market Indices™, a highly regarded, weekly financial market letter, he is also a philosopher, issuing insights on a wide range of subjects to a following of over 250,000 cohorts. An international audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognizes Ebeling as an expert.

You must be logged in to post comments :  
CONNECT WITH