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VETTEL RAISES CHAMPIONSHIP HOPES FOR FERRARI

The recent Bahrain Grand Prix has seen a lot of drivers get into form, as well as out of form.On Saturday night,Mercedes was sitting on a first front row lockout of 2017, about 0.455s clear of the rest of the field.


However, the next 24 hours saw Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari turning out that form on its head. For both Ferrari and Vettel, a second win out of the three opening races raises championship hopes down Maranello way.

Ever since Michael Schumacher delivered in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, Vettel has recently become the first Ferrari driver to take two of the first three.

Prior to 2017, Vettel had only won three of his 40 Grand Prix starts for Ferrari. With this so far, the turnaround is a significant one.

And since Fernando Alonso took the last of his three Sakhir wins in 2010 during his Scuderia debut, the team had not taken home a Bahrain win ever since. Continue Reading