Connect with us

F1 top news

Vettel can still win 2017 F1 title – Susie Wolff

Published

on

Susie Wolff thinks the race for the world championship is still “open”.

That is despite the fact that Lewis Hamilton, who drives for the team run by Wolff’s husband Toto, has a huge 59-point lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Former Williams driver Wolff, 34, admits Mercedes’ Hamilton is in good form.

“Lewis is very relaxed this year, and you can see that he enjoys the fight with Ferrari,” she told Sky Italia.

“In the last years he was always against his teammate, which is always difficult. He’s in his best form now,” Susie Wolff, a former DTM driver, added.

But she also thinks Vettel can still push for the 2017 title, despite his and Ferrari’s horror Asian tour through Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.

“In my view Vettel was just unlucky,” said Wolff. “Ferrari has a very fast car and I can imagine the title race remaining open until the end.

“When you consider how far away Ferrari was last year, it’s been a great turnaround.

“It’s going to be very interesting because a couple of the circuits (coming up) are not Mercedes circuits, or will suit the Ferrari more,” she added.

“It’s not like last year where it’s quite clear what is going to happen so I think we’ll see a huge fight,” said Susie.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F115 hours ago

Brazil ramps up efforts to keep grand prix

Organisers of the Brazilian grand prix have ramped up efforts to keep Interlagos on the F1 calendar. The contract expires...

2018 F116 hours ago

Marchionne death hurt Ferrari morale – Tronchetti Provera

Ferrari is “very close” to its goal of bringing the title back to Maranello after more than a decade. That...

2018 F116 hours ago

Verstappen would ‘kick psychologist out’

Max Verstappen says he regrets nothing about shoving Esteban Ocon after Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix. The Dutchman will do two...

2018 F12 days ago

Miami GP plans still not dead – Carey

Chase Carey insists that plans for a grand prix in Miami have not been scrapped. In late September, the Miami...

2018 F12 days ago

‘Only goal’ is sports car title – Alonso

Fernando Alonso says his “only goal” for now is winning the world endurance championship. The Spaniard is retiring from F1...

2018 F12 days ago

Vettel not worried about incoming Leclerc

Sebastian Vettel says he is not worried about the ambitions of his new Ferrari teammate for 2019. German Vettel has...

2018 F12 days ago

Lauda to bring doctor to Abu Dhabi comeback – Marko

Niki Lauda really is determined to return to the F1 paddock next weekend, according to his friend Dr Helmut Marko....

2018 F12 days ago

Wolff vows to support Vandoorne’s career

Toto Wolff thinks dumped McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne can still have a bright future. The Mercedes boss says he is...

2018 F12 days ago

Red Bull says Ocon ‘lucky to escape with a shove’

Max Verstappen has found support from within his team for his behaviour after the Brazilian grand prix. The Dutchman was...

2018 F12 days ago

Wolff denies Mercedes struggling amid wheel controversy

Toto Wolff has denied that Mercedes is struggling amid the controversy about its wheel rim design. The F1 world was...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com 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.

References
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