Sebastian Vettel http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29722/all en Motor racing-Handyman Vettel ready to put the hammer down http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/motor-racing-handyman-vettel-ready-put-the-hammer-down <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alan Baldwin</p> <p>MILTON KEYNES, England, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Triple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel is ready to put the hammer down after spending his winter break catching up on handywork around the house.</p> <p>Asked what he had been up to since the end of last season, the 25-year-old Red Bull driver said at Sunday's launch of the new RB9 racing car that he had been doing some odd jobs at home in Switzerland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/motor-racing-handyman-vettel-ready-put-the-hammer-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Business Formula One Motorsport Sebastian Vettel Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:30:42 +0000 5744682 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Massa gets test boost, Vettel in third http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/formula-one-massa-gets-test-boost-vettel-third <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazil's Felipe Massa topped the time charts on the third day of pre-season Formula One testing Thursday as world champion Sebastian Vettel marked his first appearance of the winter with third place.</p> <p>Massa, whose future at Ferrari had been the subject of much speculation after his disappointing eighth place finish last season, clocked 1min 17.879sec as he thrived in the absence of teammate Fernando Alonso, who is sitting out the four-day session.</p> <p>His time just edged the week's previous best set by Lotus driver Romain Grosjean on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/formula-one-massa-gets-test-boost-vettel-third" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Sebastian Vettel AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:16:02 +0000 5749106 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Vettel sees Formula One title race as wide open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/motor-racing-vettel-sees-formula-one-title-race-wide-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alan Baldwin</p> <p>JEREZ, Spain, Feb 7 (Reuters) - This year's Formula One title race looks wide open to Red Bull's triple world champion Sebastian Vettel.</p> <p>Asked whether he still saw Britain's Lewis Hamilton as a contender now that the 2008 champion has moved from race winners McLaren to the Mercedes team that was far less competitive last year, the German nodded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/motor-racing-vettel-sees-formula-one-title-race-wide-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Sebastian Vettel Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:15:56 +0000 5749276 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Cautious Vettel looks for four in a row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/formula-one-cautious-vettel-looks-four-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>After an unprecedented three successive title triumphs, Sebastian Vettel starts the 2013 Formula One season as hot favourite to maintain his domination -- provided Red Bull continues to supply a competitive car.</p> <p>The 25-year-old has already achieved greatness as one of the finest drivers of all time but has managed to achieve that with more than raw speed and rare talent -- an instinct to ride out difficulties and scrape results when least expected. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/formula-one-cautious-vettel-looks-four-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Religion Sebastian Vettel Technology AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 11:16:15 +0000 5777980 at http://www.globalpost.com No rear view mirror for forward-focused Vettel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/no-rear-view-mirror-forward-focused-vettel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Memories of past glories provide little fuel for three-times world champion Sebastian Vettel, who would rather keep his eyes fixed firmly on the challenge ahead as he prepares for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this weekend.</p> <p>The 25-year-old Red Bull driver kicks off his campaign to match Juan-Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher as the only drivers to have won four successive Formula One championships, and to become the first to do it before the age of 30.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/no-rear-view-mirror-forward-focused-vettel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Sebastian Vettel Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:15:19 +0000 5783055 at http://www.globalpost.com Vettel puts his faith in "Hungry Heidi" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/vettel-puts-his-faith-hungry-heidi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is hoping 'Hungry Heidi' will take him to a fourth successive Formula One world championship this season.</p> <p>The 25-year-old German has given a female name to all his Red Bull cars over the years and announced the latest moniker on his website (<a href="http://www.sebastianvettel.de" title="www.sebastianvettel.de">www.sebastianvettel.de</a>) with a picture and the words "Hungry Heidi so far known to you as RB9".</p> <p>'Hungry Heidi' follows last year's 'Abbey'. Before that, the German drove 'Kate', 'Kate's Dirty Sister', 'Luscious Liz', 'Randy Mandy' and 'Kinky Kylie'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/vettel-puts-his-faith-hungry-heidi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:30:49 +0000 5783275 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Formula One: Vettel on pole for Australian GP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/urgent-formula-one-vettel-pole-australian-gp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World champion Sebastian Vettel produced a flying last lap to grab the pole for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.</p> <p>Vettel trumped Lewis Hamilton's best time in a Mercedes with his fastest lap of one minute 27.407 seconds and will start alongside his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber on the front row of the grid.</p> <p>rsm/mtp</p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Sebastian Vettel AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:32:32 +0000 5785724 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia will be different says Vettel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/malaysia-will-be-different-says-vettel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel started his campaign to win four successive world titles with third place at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix but the German thinks the season-opener race will prove to be an anomaly over the course of the year.</p> <p>The 25-year-old showed the raw pace of his Red Bull had not gone away when he took his 37th pole position in a qualifying session delayed by heavy rain on Sunday morning but later was convincingly beaten in the race by Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/malaysia-will-be-different-says-vettel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Sebastian Vettel Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:45:15 +0000 5786526 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Vettel warns tyre wear could ruin race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/formula-one-vettel-warns-tyre-wear-could-ruin-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel warned disintegrating tyres could ruin his Malaysian Grand Prix after some worrying signs during free practice on Friday.</p> <p>Vettel, gunning for his fourth straight world title, said he didn't know if Red Bull would be able to stick to their planned pitstop strategy after his tyres quickly fell apart on the Sepang circuit.</p> <p>"I don't know how they could do this," fumed the 25-year-old. "I hope we have enough tyres to survive the race.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/formula-one-vettel-warns-tyre-wear-could-ruin-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Sebastian Vettel AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:31:36 +0000 5790818 at http://www.globalpost.com Vettel leads final practice as field bunches up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/vettel-leads-final-practice-field-bunches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John O'Brien</p> <p>SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel led the way in final practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday but Mercedes and Force India set fast enough times to suggest the battle for pole could be waged by as many as five teams.</p> <p>Under bright skies with the threat of rain looming for qualifying later on Saturday, Formula One world champion Vettel topped the charts with a flying lap of one minute 36:435 seconds, the fastest of the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/vettel-leads-final-practice-field-bunches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Human Interest Motorsport Sebastian Vettel Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Mar 2013 07:15:14 +0000 5791725 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Vettel grabs Malaysian pole in qualifying drama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/formula-one-vettel-grabs-malaysian-pole-qualifying-drama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix Saturday in the dying seconds of a dramatic qualifying session which was thrown into chaos by rain.</p> <p>In his final run on a drying track, Vettel stormed across the line in a time of 1min 49.674sec, pipping Ferrari drivers Felipe Massa (1:50.587) and Fernando Alonso (1:50.727) with Mercedes pilot Lewis Hamilton fourth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/formula-one-vettel-grabs-malaysian-pole-qualifying-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Sebastian Vettel AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:00:52 +0000 5791767 at http://www.globalpost.com Vettel secures pole at rain-hit Sepang http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/vettel-secures-pole-at-rain-hit-sepang <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John O'Brien</p> <p>SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel made the most of a well-timed change of tyres in a rainy qualifying session to seize pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday.</p> <p>Vettel will be joined on the front row for the second round of the season by Ferrari's Felipe Massa, with the Brazilian outqualifying his Spanish team mate Fernando Alonso for the fourth race in succession.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/vettel-secures-pole-at-rain-hit-sepang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Sebastian Vettel Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:15:03 +0000 5791770 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Vettel snatches controversial win from Webber http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/formula-one-vettel-snatches-controversial-win-webber <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World champion Sebastian Vettel incensed Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber Sunday as he pulled off a risky overtaking move to snatch victory in a pulsating but contentious Malaysian Grand Prix.</p> <p>The German ace went wheel-to-wheel with Webber late in the race, earning a stern rebuke from team principal Christian Horner, before emerging in front and taking his 27th race win.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/formula-one-vettel-snatches-controversial-win-webber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Human Interest Motorsport Sebastian Vettel AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:15:43 +0000 5792396 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: 'I f***ed up,' admits contrite Vettel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/formula-one-i-fed-admits-contrite-vettel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sebastian Vettel pulled no punches Sunday in a grovelling apology for unfairly overtaking Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber to win the Malaysian Grand Prix, bluntly admitting: "I f***ed up."</p> <p>The frank statement, during a tense press conference featuring both drivers, did little to appease the emotional Webber, who led into the closing stages and had been told by his team that he could cruise to victory with Vettel second.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/formula-one-i-fed-admits-contrite-vettel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Mark Webber Motorsport Sebastian Vettel AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:31:32 +0000 5792426 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Vettel snatches controversial win from Webber http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/formula-one-vettel-snatches-controversial-win-webber-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World champion Sebastian Vettel incensed Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber Sunday as he ignored team orders and pulled off a risky overtaking move to snatch victory in a contentious Malaysian Grand Prix.</p> <p>The German ace went wheel-to-wheel with Webber late in the race, earning a stern rebuke from team principal Christian Horner, before emerging in front and taking his 27th win, putting him on top of the championship standings.</p> <p>Afterwards, the team-mates exchanged words in the garage and Vettel apologised to a stony-faced Webber as they stood awkwardly on the victory podium.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/formula-one-vettel-snatches-controversial-win-webber-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Human Interest Motorsport Sebastian Vettel AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:46:45 +0000 5792446 at http://www.globalpost.com