8. Apr. Sebastian Vettel gewann vor den beiden Mercedes-Piloten Valtteri Bottas und Lewis Hamilton. Red Bull verzeichnete einen Doppelausfall. 8. Apr. Sebastian Vettel hat nach seinem Sieg in Australien auch den Großen Preis von Bahrain gewonnen. Dennoch trübte die Verletzung eines. 8. Apr. Bahrain – Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) hat auch das zweite Saisonrennen der Formel 1 gewonnen. Der Jährige setzte sich am Sonntag im GP.
It was announced in Belgium that Vettel had signed a new three-year deal with Ferrari, keeping him at the Scuderia until In a wet qualifying session, which contained a 2 and a half-hour delay, he could only qualify in 8th, but would start 6th due to penalties for the two Red Bulls.
However, Mercedes would dominate, nearly a second a lap quicker on average throughout, leaving Vettel having to settle for third in front of the Tifosi and over half a minute behind.
It was the first time in Formula One history that both Ferraris retired from the first lap of a Grand Prix. His 3rd win in Singapore meant Hamilton had a point advantage over Vettel.
A bizarre crash with the Williams of Lance Stroll on the cool-down in-lap at the end of the race added more misery for Vettel; neither would be penalised.
If Vettel were mathematically still in the championship, realistically, his now slim hopes of a fifth world title were ended in Japan.
Ferrari believed the issue was fixed, with Vettel starting the race in second in what was a must-win race.
However, the spark plug issue remained, and Vettel soon retired from the race. Vettel secured his first podium since Monza in the USA , by finishing where he started in second place.
He took the lead from Hamilton at the start, but was no match for his rival once the pole sitter reclaimed the lead and cruised to yet another victory.
Verstappen took the lead from Vettel at the start, before he collided with Hamilton. Vettel needed a new front wing, whilst Hamilton suffered a puncture.
Hamilton would finish in 9th, meaning Vettel had to win the race. Despite a good recovery, 4th was all Vettel could get, meaning Hamilton won his 4th title, joining Juan Manuel Fangio , Alain Prost , Schumacher and Vettel himself as quadruple world champions.
A 5th win of the year for Vettel came in the penultimate race in Brazil. With Hamilton having crashed out in Q1 and poised to start at the back of the grid, it was the perfect opportunity to take his first back-to-back pole positions since However, he was pipped to pole by Bottas in qualifying in the dying seconds.
Vettel jumped the Finn at the start, and despite coming under pressure from him after his one and only pit-stop, he ultimately controlled the race to take the 47th victory of his career, while Hamilton recovered to 4th, only 5 seconds behind Vettel.
Vettel wrapped up the runners-up spot in the championship at the final race in Abu Dhabi , taking his 13th podium of the season.
Mercedes dominated the weekend, with Bottas taking pole and victory ahead of Hamilton, leaving Vettel having to settle for the final podium spot.
For the first time in Formula One history, two quadruple world champions, in the form of Vettel and Lewis Hamilton , would line-up at the start of a season.
For the second consecutive year, Vettel began his season with victory in Australia , the 48th of his career. The result was his th podium with only Schumacher, Hamilton and Prost having more , whilst he also became just the 3rd man in Formula One history after Schumacher and Hamilton to have led laps.
In Bahrain , Vettel took his first pole of the season and the 51st of his career. The following weekend in China , Vettel again took pole position.
Vettel limped home in 8th place, with his championship lead reduced to 9 points. For the first time since , Vettel took three consecutive poles, as he took his 53rd career pole in Azerbaijan.
Hamilton went on to win the race, while Vettel finished in fourth and subsequently lost the championship lead to the Brit. Vettel missed out on a podium for a third consecutive race in Spain , as he finished 4th, with Hamilton winning again to extend his championship lead to 17 points.
A return to the podium came for Vettel in Monaco as he finished 2nd behind Daniel Ricciardo. With Hamilton 3rd, Vettel reduced the championship lead to 14 points.
Vettel took his fourth pole of the season in Canada. He converted pole into his third victory of the season and the 50th of his career, becoming just the fourth man in F1 history to reach a half-century of wins after Prost, Schumacher and Hamilton.
He left Montreal with a one-point lead in the championship, after Hamilton had a difficult weekend at one of his best tracks and only finished 5th.
F1 returned to France for the first time in a decade and was the first of an unprecedented three races in as many weekends. Vettel qualified in 3rd, behind the two Mercedes.
Starting on the ultrasofts, Vettel got a good start and was challenging Bottas for 2nd. However, he locked up and collided with the Finn, suffering front wing damage.
He received a five-second penalty and eventually recovered to finish 5th. Hamilton cruised to victory, to retake the championship lead, leaving Paul Ricard with an advantage of 14 points.
For the second consecutive race, Vettel qualified in 3rd behind both Mercedes, this time in Austria. However, Vettel received a three-place grid penalty for impeding the Renault of Carlos Sainz in Q2, meaning he started 6th.
With Hamilton starting 2nd, it appeared it would be damage limitation. However, both Mercedes retired from the race with mechanical problems, with Vettel recovering to finish 3rd.
Vettel suffered neck problems after final practice, but did manage to take part in qualifying, where he was pipped to pole by Hamilton by less than half a tenth.
However, two Safety Cars saw Vettel lose the lead having pitted for a second time , leaving him behind Bottas who had very old tyres. Vettel passed the Finn with five laps to go and went on to take his 51st victory, moving him into joint-3rd on the all-time list with Alain Prost.
Hamilton finished 2nd despite his first lap collision. Vettel qualified on pole at his home race in Germany , and led for much of the race, but he then made a mistake, slid off the track and hit the wall on Lap 51 as rain started to fall, causing his first retirement of the season.
Hamilton took victory despite having started from 14th on the grid, giving him a point lead over Vettel. In Hungary , Ferrari appeared to be the team to beat, but Vettel only qualified 4th in a wet qualifying, with Hamilton on pole.
The sport made its return from the summer break in Belgium. For the second consecutive race weekend, rain hampered hopes for Vettel claiming pole, with Hamilton once again shining in the wet.
His 3rd win at Spa moved Vettel into 3rd on his own for wins 52 and podiums , ahead of Prost, with only Schumacher and Hamilton now ahead of him.
Vettel joined him on the front row, giving Ferrari their 60th front row lock out in F1 the first time Ferrari had done this in Italy for 24 years.
However, contact on the opening lap with Hamilton saw Vettel damage his front wing and drop to the back of the field. He recovered to cross the finishing line in 5th, but moved up to 4th with a penalty for Verstappen.
Hamilton went on to win for the 5th time at Monza, meaning Vettel was now 30 points behind Hamilton. With the Scuderia heading into qualifying as favourites, Vettel appeared to be the man to beat as he chased a record 5th pole around the Singapore streets.
However, he would only qualify 3rd, some six tenths off the quickest time, with Hamilton compounding his misery by producing a stunning lap for pole and Verstappen sandwiched between the championship contenders.
Despite passing Verstappen on the opening lap, the Dutchman would move back ahead of Vettel after their one and only pit-stop. Hamilton cruised to victory, with Vettel 3rd, leaving him 40 points behind the Brit with just six races to go.
Russia also proved to be difficult for Vettel and Ferrari, qualifying half a second off pole, with Mercedes locking out the front row.
Bottas led Hamilton and Vettel away from the front, and despite jumping Hamilton during the pit stop, the Brit would overtake Vettel a lap later.
Vettel would finish where he started, whilst team orders at Mercedes saw Bottas let Hamilton through, who would go on to win in Sochi for the third time, extending his championship lead to 50 points, the equivalent of two race victories with five races to go.
At the start of Q3, the two Ferraris were sent out on intermediates, on a track which was too dry, calling into question another poor strategy choice by the Scuderia.
Vettel made a blistering start, moving up to fourth after the opening lap. However, with his title hopes slipping away, he needed to take a risk to challenge Hamilton and the Mercedes.
He would collide with the Dutchman, and fell to the back of the field as a result. He would only finish 6th, whilst Hamilton took his 50th win for Mercedes, meaning his championship challenge was all but over, 67 points behind with just points remaining.
In the USA , Vettel was given a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow down sufficiently during a red flag period in first practice.
Having narrowly missed out on setting the fastest time in qualifying to Hamilton, it meant he would start in 5th.
However, for a consecutive time, Vettel spun trying to overtake a Red Bull, which saw him dropping down the field. He would eventually finish 4th, but his slim title hopes were still just about alive, as Hamilton only finished 3rd, leaving him 70 points behind the Brit with 75 points available.
Just like the previous season, Vettel lost the title with 2 races to go, however this time with no reliability issues at all. At the start of Q2, following an exploratory lap, Vettel pitted to change tyres and get a time in before rain fell, but was called for his car to be weighed.
He initially refused to stop his engine, and did not wait for the officials to push the car off the scales, instead driving off and causing his real wheels to spin and subsequently destroy the scales.
At the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi , Vettel qualified third, but an overtake on Bottas, who was struggling for pace and made a lock-up, saw Vettel finishing the race in second, his 12th podium of the campaign.
The "Fight For Five" ended with Vettel losing the title by 88 points against Hamilton, the biggest margin in his F1 career that he has lost the championship as a runner-up.
Vettel lost the individual competition however, in first heat, in his second battle against Kovalainen. Vettel also competed in the Race of Champions , alongside Michael Schumacher.
En route to the final of the Nations Cup, Vettel was able to gain some form of revenge over his former teammate Daniel Ricciardo, defeating him at the quarter final stage as Germany knocked out Australia.
In , Vettel was knocked out in the first heat for the Race of Champions, but went on to win the Nations Cup for Germany by himself with an unprecedented 7 consecutive victories, after his teammate Pascal Wehrlein was injured earlier in a crash.
In the event in Mexico, Vettel teamed up with Mick Schumacher , where they reached the final of the Nations Cup, but finished runners-up to the Nordic team of Kristensen and Johan Kristoffersson.
Vettel was eliminated in the group stages of the individual competition, meaning for the first time in his 9th appearance , he finished the event without winning a title, although he managed to win the ROC Skills Challenge.
From his early days in karting, he has worked with helmet designer Jens Munser. After switching to Red Bull in , Vettel started regularly using a variety of new helmet designs.
Some designs were small changes to his original Red Bull design, while others are completely original designs, such as the one he used at the Japanese Grand Prix: Vettel had a special white-red helmet design, with black kanji and hiragana for "gives you wings".
Several of his helmet designs also featured his team members. Vettel started his campaign with a new design in honour of Felix Baumgartner , for his world record Red Bull Stratos space jump in October He was not just dubbed this for his nationality, but also because of his driving style, his concentration and the hands-on role he plays behind the scenes with his team of engineers.
Vettel played down the comparison stating he wanted to be the "New Vettel". Nevertheless, the similarities are marked. Vettel began driving in his garden lapping the garden many times, not even stopping to eat or shower, before he could legally take to the roads, and said his passion for cars was nurtured by watching Schumacher compete.
They both clinched their second successive titles before the seasons were finished unlike their previous year , and in only their fourth full seasons.
Both drivers became the youngest ever double world champions at the time, by doing this. The "only other driver that asks us a lot of questions" is Michael Schumacher.
Hembery "found that interesting. The two of them had got to know each other well from racing together in Formula One and in the Race of Champions and are — along with Nico Rosberg — the only German Formula One title winners.
This was at the age of 27, exactly the same age as Schumacher winning his first race with the team. Vettel was named Rookie of the Year at the annual Autosport Awards in In , Vettel was awarded the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy , for achievements in the season.
In the same year, he won the International Racing Driver category at the Autosport Awards for the first time, and has since won this award for three successive years — It features increased engine power, revised bodywork and lower suspension than the standard model.
Vettel holds the following Formula One records:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may interest only a particular audience.
December Learn how and when to remove this template message. The next stage of my Formula 1 career will be spent with Scuderia Ferrari and for me that means the dream of a lifetime has come true.
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There is then a sequence of five turns before the cars head back to the original circuit. Then comes a left-right kink before a tight hairpin returns the cars onto the main track.
On 21 February , it was announced that the Bahrain Grand Prix scheduled for 13 March was cancelled due to the Bahraini protests.
World champion racer Damon Hill called on Formula One not to reschedule saying that if the race went ahead "we will forever have the blight of association with repressive methods to achieve order".
Human rights activists called for a cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix , which took place on 22 April, because of reports of ongoing use of excessive force by authorities and torture in detention.
I feel very uncomfortable about going to Bahrain. And I think that would be unacceptable, both for F1 and for Bahrain.
In that context, Anonymous launched on 21 April the operation opBahrain, threatening the Formula 1 representatives of a cyberattack in case they go on with Bahrain Grand Prix.
Hours later, Anonymous hackers took down the f1-racers. The Grand Prix reverted to using the corner Grand Prix Circuit configuration last used in , instead of the Endurance Circuit configuration used in A characteristic of the course is the giant run-off areas, which have been criticised for not punishing drivers who stray off the track.
However, they tend to prevent sand getting onto the track and make Bahrain one of the safest tracks in the world. Although alcoholic beverages are legal in Bahrain, the drivers do not spray the traditional champagne on the podium.
Instead, they spray a non-alcoholic rosewater drink known as Waard. Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
But the series had logistical problems after the race, when the cars were delayed on their way to Malaysia , missing the next event and had to reschedule the rest of the season.
The Porsche Supercup has supported the , , and races. The GP2 Series supported the race in and a celebrity race was held in with the likes of Simon Webbe competing.
GCC citizens and residents, and nationals of 66 countries are eligible for visa on arrival in Bahrain throughout the year.
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