Formula 1
Apr 22

Has Vettel ‘forgot’ how to drive something other than the best car?

Had Ricciardo been credited with second at Australia, he would be beating Vettel in the championship by nine points. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Vettel exits his car in parc ferme after the Chinese GP. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

The entire world of F1 continues to contemplate the reigning quadruple world champion’s current struggle even to keep up with his new Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

Lauda, the Mercedes team chairman, told German television RTL: “He has been very spoiled in the past with many highs and victories, but that performance has gone… He has forgotten how to drive another car.

Apr 22

Massa frustrated by run of bad luck

Felipe Massa's car comes to a rest in the gravel after being hit by Kamui Kobayashi's Caterham at the start of the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa’s car comes to a rest in the gravel after being hit by Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham at the start of the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa admits he’s been frustrated by the bad luck that has cost him a lot of points in the early races of the season.

In China he was wet set in sixth when there was a delay at his first pit stop after it was realized that the crew was trying to fit the left rear tire on the right, and vice versa.

Apr 20

F1: Chinese GP Cut Short When Marshal Waves Flag One Lap Too Early

The Chinese Grand Prix ended early when a track marshal showed the checkered flag one lap too soon. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Chinese Grand Prix ended early when a track marshal showed the checkered flag one lap too soon. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton had yet another dominant performance in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, but an odd turn of events at the end of the race had the Mercedes driver questioning himself.

Hamilton had an 18s lead over teammate Nico Rosberg when he was shown the checkered flag at the end of Lap 55 – one lap before it should have been displayed.

Apr 20

F1: World Champion Vettel Told To Make Way For Teammate Again

Daniel Ricciardo (right) prepares to pass teammate Sebastian Vettel (left) during the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo (right) prepares to pass teammate Sebastian Vettel (left) during the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel isn’t used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it’s happened twice in two races.

Vettel, only months removed from wrapping up his most dominant season in F1, was instructed to allow debutant Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo to pass him midway through Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix as the German’s speed began to fade due to his rapidly degrading tires.