What should give sebastian vettel hope for this year?? The 33-year-old’s service car from heppenheim can’t even come close to keeping up on its own ferrari track at mugello.
Meanwhile, in formula 1, it’s business as usual – and mercedes has scored a 100th victory in italy. Grand prix victory of the team’s own new era.
HAMILTON SHORTLY BEFORE NEXT RECORD
His botched start didn’t prevent lewis hamilton from winning his 90th victory on the ferrari house track. Grand prix victory. Controlled and measured, the 35-year-old briton won the sixth of nine races this year. If he manages to do the same in two weeks’ time in sochi, russia, he will draw level with record holder michael schumacher (91). No one doubts that hamilton will win world championship title number seven by the end of the year. So far, only the kerpener schumacher has managed this as well.
AT FERRARI, ONE DEBACLE CHASES THE NEXT
The frustration at the proud scuderia is raw. When only twelve cars reach the finish line and sebastian vettel (10.) and charles leclerc (8.) just make it into the top ten like he did on sunday in tuscany, a lot of things can’t be right. The two pilots are completely without a chance, their SF1000 lacks power and the prospect of improvement. "It’s the whole project that we have to rethink," said team leader mattia binotto after the 1000. Race of the team in the motorsport conigs class. In russia, there should be a few improvements, but they should not provide a big upswing.
Alexander albon has taken a lot of criticism in the past few months. There is a long discussion about whether he can keep the cockpit at red bull in the coming season. At mugello, the 24-year-old finally managed the first podium finish of his still relatively short career. He finished third, while red-bull’s top driver max verstappen retired on the first lap after a crash for which he was not at fault. "It’s about time," said british-thaiwanese racer albon after his appearance that ended for him.