F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel’s 3 Best Grand Prix Wins
Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel has posted 51 victories and 4 world championships to date over F1 career. While all of his drivers’ titles came with Red Bull Racing, he has driven brilliantly for Scuderia Ferrari in his recent years, quickly becoming a Tifosi favorite.
He gave chase to the championship in Y 2017 before it slipped from his hand and he is in contention for the title in Y 2018 now as we enter 2-H of the season.
Below are the 3 best races with Ferrari, as follows:
#1 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix
Initially, everything was going to plan for Sebastian Vettel in the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix. He got off to a good start from the Pole and maintained his position through most of the race.
A mishap occureed Ferrari during Kimi Räikkönen’s pit stop, he was released prematurely and injured a pit crew member Francesco Cigarini.
Without his scheduled 2nd pit stop, Mr. Vettel was left maintaining his tires as well as fending off a late charge from MercedesAMGs’ Valtteri Bottas.
Mr. Vettel managed to bring his car in for the win, with Bottas on his tail.
#2 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix
The 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix began with Sebastian Vettel trailing Lewis Hamilton. Chaos came on behind them with drivers colliding and puncturing their cars, out came the safety car.
The safety frame included early pit stops for most cars, including the Silver Arrow of Mr. Hamilton and 3rd placed Nico Rosberg, with Mr. Vettel deciding to stay out to take the lead. While the Silver Arrows were quick to come through the field after their tire change, they were not quick enough to catch the Ferrari ahead.
The next 2 rounds of pit stops ensured the lead switching back and forth between the Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Vettel before the latter eventually came out in front. This was Mr. Vettel’s 1st victory for Ferrari and the 40th of his career.
#3 2018 British Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel, 31 anni, had a fast start, passing Lewis Hamilton for the lead at the beginning of the race. Mr. Hamilton was slow to react when the lights went out and was challenged for his position by the 4th-placed Kimi Räikkönen when a collision between the 2 spun him off track.
Mr. Vettel produced lap times to stay ahead of everyone else and then came into the pits during lap 20 to concede 1st place to Valtteri Bottas. Later, Marcus Ericsson crashed, forcing a safety car deployment which saw pit stops from Ferrari and Red Bull Racing. MercedesAMGs decided to stay out on the track
A 2nd safety car frame, caused by an accident between Carlos Sainz and Romain Grosjean, bunched up field again. But, this time, Mr. Bottas was unable to defend against Mr. Vettel on fresher tires, who overtook him for the victory.