Sebastian Vettel Tag

The Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put on the qualifying duel of the season from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria today. Hamilton had the best time of Q3 going into the final runs of the session when he had a dramatic spin after locking up at the beginning of his hot lap. Rosberg who was very suddenly in the cat bird seat and through two sectors ahead of his team mate, cracked under the pressure and ran wide in the third sector, throwing away anRead More
Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in a thrilling Canadian Grad Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve today. Despite late race instructions from the team to lift and coast 50 and then 100 meters entering the corners to save fuel, Hamilton had the race well in hand over team mate Nico Rosberg and crossed the line 2.285 seconds clear to claim his fourth victory of the year. Vettel and Massa move forward Behind Hamilton the race was frantic and fantastic for all 70 laps. A major talking point were Ferrari’s Sebastian VettelRead More
Lewis Hamilton is now six for seven in poles this year after a dominating performance during Q3 for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix. Hamilton recovered from not being able to practice in FP3 to out qualify his Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team teammate Nico Rosberg by nearly three tenths and the Mercedes duo were the only two drivers to record laps below 1m15s. “The first lap was pretty good; it could have been better,” said Hamilton. “Then the next lap started off bad but then was good in the middle sectorRead More
Nico Rosberg won his third consecutive Monaco Grand Prix after teammate Lewis Hamilton was told by Mercedes to pit from the race lead in the closing stages. Hamilton had built up an incredible 19s lead, only for Mercedes to completely throw it away. A spectacular collision between Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean sent the 17-year-old rookie hard into the barrier at the end of the front straight, bringing out the safety car. During the ensuing safety car period, Mercedes frantically brought Lewis in for fresh tires, but Nico Rosberg andRead More
Lewis Hamilton romped to pole position in Monte Carlo today, beating teammate Nico Rosberg by over 3/10ths of a second. Despite winning the race in 2008, it is Hamilton’s first pole in Monaco as he seeks to stop Rosberg’s recent domination in the principality. It’s been a long, long time. I can’t express just how happy I am. – Hamilton Behind the two Mercedes on the front row, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel dutifully took his usual third on the grid, followed by a hard charging Daniel Ricciardo in fourth for RedRead More
Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg claimed victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, his first of 2015, beating teammate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after starting from pole. Rosberg jumped out to a comfortable lead at the start and was never seriously challenged for the top spot. Hamilton had a more eventful race. The defending World Champion stumbled at the start and had to use a combination of pit strategy and pace to overtake Vettel for the runner-up spot on the podium, ultimately finishing over 17s behind Rosberg. FerrariRead More
Following the young Formula One season’s pattern of exciting race, boring race – Bahrain proved to be a thriller for the second year in a row with Lewis Hamilton holding off a hard charging Kimi Raikkonen by only 3 seconds claim his third victory in four races so far this year. The challenge Ferrari posed to Mercedes was apparent on Saturday as Sebastian Vettel snagged second on the grid, but after the initial laps Mercedes looked to have another race in the bag. Ferrari, noticed Pastor Maldonado set fastest lap,Read More
Hamilton wins the Chinese GP
The mood at Mercedes two weeks ago was dark. Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel had stunned them with defeat at the Malaysian Grand Prix and they were going to do everything in their power to prevent such a scenario in China. Much to their relief, the W06’s dominance rarely looked threatened throughout the Shanghai weekend and Lewis Hamilton converted yet another pole to another victory. Vettel and Raikkonen followed behind them for Ferrari, with Massa and Bottas doing the same for Williams. Even if a bit dull, the Chinese Grand PrixRead More
Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power made contact in the closing laps of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Posted On April 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XXI 04/03

This week the usual crew of Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorsport Monday and joined by Frank Santoroski of Drafting the Circuits. Listen in as the gang looks back to the IndyCar opener at St. Pete, Sebastian Vettel’s mighty win in Malaysia and Rossi’s victory in MotoGP as well as Nascar and the end of Kevin Harvick’s 1-2 streak. Joey and Adam talk about their recent trip to the Texas Motor Speedway Media day and the group gets a bit philosophical about the currentRead More

Posted On April 2, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Throwback Thursday Theater

Throwback Thursday Theater

Sebastian Vettel just won his 40th race. For this week’s Throwback Thursday Theater, we take a look back to his 39th, at the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. Here he is celebrating his record run of wins with some donuts. Enjoy.Read More