Sebastian Vettel
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.

Apr 20

F1: Hamilton Dominates Chinese GP To Earn Third Straight Victory

Lewis Hamilton earned his third straight victory thanks to a dominant performance in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton earned his third straight victory thanks to a dominant performance in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

Mercedes showed again that it’s in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two.

“This is a team on a roll, that’s for sure,” Hamilton said. “I’m going to be working hard, we’re going to keep working hard because obviously the others are pushing to catch us.”

Apr 19

F1: Vettel Hoping For Resurgence At Chinese GP

Sebastian Vettel sits sixth in the championship fight, 38 points behind Nico Rosberg (not pictured). (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel sits sixth in the championship fight, 38 points behind Nico Rosberg (not pictured). (Photo: Getty Images)

Given how he finished last season, Sebastian Vettel’s start to the 2014 Formula 1 campaign has been humbling, to say the least.

Last year, the German reeled off nine straight victories, matching the record set by Alberto Ascari in 1952 and `53, to capture his fourth consecutive World Championship with ease.

Apr 19

F1: Hamilton Masters Wet Conditions To Capture Pole Position In China

Lewis Hamilton drives during qualifying ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during qualifying ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes’ perfect record in qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bulls to capture his third pole position of the campaign on Saturday at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton broke the record for most poles by a British driver in Formula One and put himself in position for a third consecutive race victory on Sunday. Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was about 0.6 seconds off the pace in second place, with teammate Sebastian Vettel qualifying third.

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Apr 17

Vettel showcases new Infiniti Q50 in celebrity race

Sebastian Vettel racing the Q50 in downtown Shanghai. (Photo courtesy Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd.)

Sebastian Vettel racing the Q50 in downtown Shanghai. (Photo courtesy Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd.)

Sebastian Vettel returned to victory lane this week, behind the wheel of the new Infiniti Q50 in a celebrity race in downtown Shanghai.

Chinese movie star Jimmy Lin, snooker player Pan Xiaoting and renowned businessman Yao Jinbo were amongst the names racing Vettel, who emerged victorious in all but one of the five races.