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
Russia has some names that have made it big in the international motorsports scenario and Vitaly Petrov is one of them.
Though he is not active on the F1 race tracks these days, he continues to be a pivotal figure in Russian motor racing events. As the F1 season for 2017 starts off, there is much focus on the different race tracks being prepared around the world, including Russia.
Every race track in different countries has its own nuances and challenges that drivers look forward to knowing and conquering well before the real races begin. Russia, for instance, would be sporting a Grand Prix for the fourth time. The venue is Sochi Autodrom. As the past seasons have showcased, Mercedes team has been able to conquer the racing circuit here every season. Continue Reading
The 2010 season comes with a lot of memories, both good and bad for several teams in the race.
One team that came off with a bad memory in that season, would be the Ferrari team and one which VitalyPetrov would always be remembered for.
The Ferrari Team Driver, Fernando Alonso had started out well, with Ferrari trying to utilize an opportunity to get Felipe Massa up ahead of Webber, thus providing Alonso with a good blocker.
However, the strategy was an epic fail as Massa’s stop turned out to be a bad one as he had a little trouble with the right rear, making him lose a second and a half in the pits on Webber.
Massa was thus forced to sit behind Webber’s Red Bull. Ferrari went on to make a crucial mistake after missing the first opportunity.With their failure to get Massa up in front of Webber, the Ferrari team had to bring Alonso up again to cover Webber. Continue Reading