Connect with us

F1 top news

Vettel: Thank you Bianchi, this victory is for you



Vettel: Thank you Bianchi, this victory is for you
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel starting from third, and jumped both Mercedes cars off the line to lead from start to finish and secure his second top podium with the Ferrari.

Both Ferrari took the advantage at the start, and they took first and second from the two Mercedes on the front row of the grid.

Pole sitter Hamilton then almost collided with Rosberg at the chicane and ran wide, dropping him down to tenth place by the end of the first lap.

The Brit fought back to fourth ahead of a safety car period, but clashed with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo even as defending position at the restart and fell down the order again with a drive-through penalty to eventually finish sixth.

The Red Bull duo of Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo finished second and third while Max Verstappen secured a career-best fourth place.

And McLaren-Honda secured their first double points finish with Fernando Alonso coming home fifth and Jensen Button ninth.

A minute’s silence was held before the race for former Marussia driver Jules Bianchi who died last Friday and Vettel dedicated his victory to the Frenchman.

Speaking in French on his slowing down lap, Vettel said: “Merci, Jules. C’est victoire est pour toi [Thank you, Jules. This victory is for you].”

He added in English: “You will always be in our hearts. We know sooner or later you would have been in this team.”


Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2018 F11 day ago

Ferrari to reveal 2019 car on February 15

Ferrari will reveal its 2019 challenger on February 15, team boss Maurizio Arrivabene said on Thursday. The Italian attended an...

2018 F12 days ago

F1 teams worried about Brexit crisis

F1 teams admit they are worried about the Brexit crisis that is occurring in Britain. After British people voted in...

2018 F12 days ago

‘I have mixed feelings’ about Kubica return – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel says he has “mixed feelings” about Robert Kubica’s return to formula one. Former grand prix winner Kubica, now...

2018 F12 days ago

Monza seeking EUR 100m for upgrade

Monza is looking for EUR 100 million to upgrade the Italian grand prix venue and secure a new grand prix...

2018 F13 days ago

Sirotkin to test DTM, Hartley to Porsche

Sergey Sirotkin could keep his motor racing career alive in the German touring car series DTM. SMP Racing, his Russian...

2018 F13 days ago

McLaren not ‘copying’ Red Bull car – Sainz

Carlos Sainz has played down claims McLaren is ‘copying’ Red Bull’s chassis concept for 2019. With Red Bull moving to...

2018 F13 days ago

Barcelona hopes for new F1 contract

Organisers of the Spanish grand prix are still not sure they will reach a new agreement with Liberty Media. Vicenc...

2018 F14 days ago

Berger sees F1 chance for nephew Auer

is hoping his nephew may have a future in formula one. One the one hand, the F1 legend said he...

2018 F14 days ago

Hamilton teammate Bottas ‘is not there’ – Verstappen

Max Verstappen has admitted he will try to emulate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ approach to winning the world championship. The...

2018 F14 days ago

Mexico GP future in doubt

A cloud has moved above the future of the highly popular Mexican grand prix. The rejuvenated race at the iconic...

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media