Latest Sebastian Vettel News

Hamilton's dominance continues as new main rival emerges

Aug. 6, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As Lewis Hamilton moves ever closer to Michael Schumacher's Formula One record of 91 Grand Prix wins, a younger and equally ambitious driver is emerging as his main rival. Red Bull's Max Verstappen is showing the kind of daring and panache now seemingly beyond the reach of...

Predatory Hamilton hunts down Verstappen to win Hungarian GP

Aug. 4, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More used to other drivers chasing him, Lewis Hamilton turned predator on Sunday to hunt down Max Verstappen and win the Hungarian Grand Prix. When Hamilton had tried and failed to get past Verstappen midway through the race on the Hungaroring — one of Formula One's hardest...

Leclerc blasts his own performance at Hungarian GP

Aug. 3, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Charles Leclerc was in unforgiving mood at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday. With himself. The Ferrari driver spun the car early into qualifying and slid backward into the crash barriers. "I thought I was going to have to pull out," Leclerc said, reflecting on the incident....

Verstappen takes 1st career pole position at Hungarian GP

Aug. 3, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — After his brilliant win at the rain-soaked German Grand Prix last weekend, Max Verstappen had a near-perfect lap at the Hungarian GP to take the first pole position of his Formula One career on Saturday. The Red Bull driver set a track record with 1 minute, 14.958 seconds and then...

Gasly and Verstappen lead Hungarian GP 2nd practice

Aug. 2, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly finished ahead of teammate Max Verstappen in a rain-affected second practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday. After engine problems ended his first session early, Valtteri Bottas was fourth-fastest behind Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton,...

Rare sight in F1 as both Mercedes struggle at German GP

Jul. 28, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — On what was supposed to be a day of celebration, the rarest of sights in Formula One saw both Mercedes drivers struggling badly at Sunday's dramatic German Grand Prix. World champion Lewis Hamilton crossed the line in 11th — despite starting from pole position — and...

Nerveless Verstappen excels in the rain; Mercedes struggles

Jul. 28, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — The wetter and wilder the German Grand Prix became, the more it suited Max Verstappen's nerveless driving. The 21-year-old Red Bull driver's brilliant performance came alongside a rare collapse from Mercedes. Verstappen mastered Sunday's treacherous conditions on a rain-soaked...

Hamilton takes pole position at German GP; Ferrari struggles

Jul. 27, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the German Grand Prix on Saturday, while Sebastian Vettel's miserable form continued for Ferrari as he was unable to even set a time and will start from the back. It got even worse for Ferrari as Vettel's teammate Charles Leclerc was unable...

Ferrari tops both practice sessions at sweltering German GP

Jul. 26, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — With track temperatures uncomfortably high at the sweltering German Grand Prix on Friday, Ferrari made the best of the conditions by topping both practice sessions. Charles Leclerc finished ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel in the afternoon, when the Hockenheimring track...

Vettel under increasing pressure heading into German GP

Jul. 25, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Given Sebastian Vettel's lack of form, the last place he might want to race this weekend is his home grand prix in Germany. Hockenheim serves as a painful reminder to Vettel because his title bid started to unravel at the track last year. He was leading Lewis Hamilton in the...