Analysis: Should stewards have parked Vettel?

Analysis: Should stewards have parked Vettel?

Sebastian Vettel's dark side came out once more during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as he reacted angrily to a suspected brake test under the Safety Car by driving his Ferrari into the side of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes. But was the stop/go penalty handed out by the stewards strict enough? GPUpdate.net analyses. Read more…

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  1. Tuesday 27 June 2017

  2. Analysis: Should stewards have parked Vettel? 10:12

    Analysis: Should stewards have parked Vettel?

    Sebastian Vettel's dark side came out once more during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as he reacted angrily to a suspected brake test under the Safety Car by…

    F1
  3. Monday 26 June 2017

  4. Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:52

    Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Daniel Ricciardo claimed victory while Lewis Hamilton had headrest issues and Sebastian Vettel simply lost his head. GPUpdate.net presents its winners and…

    F1
  5. Ricciardo: Vettel must 'put a lid' on emotions 12:07

    Ricciardo: Vettel must 'put a lid' on emotions

    Azerbaijan Grand Prix victor Daniel Ricciardo reckons former team-mate Sebastian Vettel needs to "put a lid" on his emotions, after the German's actions against…

    F1
  6. Sunday 25 June 2017

  7. Stewards: Hamilton drove 'correctly' at restart 21:59

    Stewards: Hamilton drove 'correctly' at restart

    Stewards at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix have determined that Lewis Hamilton did not brake test Sebastian Vettel prior to the second restart behind the Safety…

    F1
  8. Vettel: Hamilton should have got penalty 17:11

    Vettel: Hamilton should have got penalty

    Sebastian Vettel heaped criticism on title rival Lewis Hamilton and stewards at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, believing the Briton should have also received a…

    F1
  9. Hamilton: Vettel has 'disgraced himself' 17:03

    Hamilton: Vettel has 'disgraced himself'

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton believes title rival Sebastian Vettel "disgraced himself" with his conduct at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, after the pair came to…

    F1
  10. Saturday 24 June 2017

  11. Vettel: 'No excuses' over worst 2017 Q3 15:51

    Vettel: 'No excuses' over worst 2017 Q3

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel accepts there are "no excuses" over his worst qualifying result of the campaign, though believes Mercedes was out of reach…

    F1
  12. Thursday 22 June 2017

  13. Räikkönen: 'No issues' with aiding Vettel title 13:08

    Räikkönen: 'No issues' with aiding Vettel title

    Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen has insisted that he has "no issues" with assisting team-mate Sebastian Vettel's title push, if and when his own championship hopes…

    F1
  14. Saturday 17 June 2017

  15. In photos: Vettel's decade in Formula 1 11:58

    In photos: Vettel's decade in Formula 1

    Today (Saturday) marks exactly 10 years since Sebastian Vettel made his Formula 1 debut at the United States Grand Prix. GPUpdate.net reflects on the four-time…

    F1
  16. Wednesday 14 June 2017

  17. Pirelli: Vettel didn't benefit from testing 16:02

    Pirelli: Vettel didn't benefit from testing

    Pirelli has played down suggestions that Sebastian Vettel's strong form so far this season is connected to him completing more development testing through…

    F1
  18. Sunday 11 June 2017

  19. Vettel 'one lap short' of snatching podium 22:09

    Vettel 'one lap short' of snatching podium

    Sebastian Vettel reckons he was "one lap short" of claiming a podium finish at the Canadian Grand Prix, after recovering from the back of the field to…

    F1
  20. Saturday 10 June 2017

  21. Vettel 'pushed too hard' on final Q3 run 19:54

    Vettel 'pushed too hard' on final Q3 run

    Sebastian Vettel says he "pushed too hard" on his final run during qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix, as he missed out on pole position to Lewis…

    F1
  22. Vettel heads Ferrari 1-2 in final practice 16:02

    Vettel heads Ferrari 1-2 in final practice

    Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari 1-2 during Saturday's final practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix, three-tenths clear of Kimi Räikkönen, as Red Bull's…

    F1
  23. Vettel confident of stronger Saturday pace 11:44

    Vettel confident of stronger Saturday pace

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel believes he has "found the right direction" with his Ferrari SF70-H at the Canadian Grand Prix, following the opening day…

    F1
  24. Thursday 1 June 2017

  25. Feature: Ferrari's next F1 generation 16:26

    Feature: Ferrari's next F1 generation

    Ferrari has flourished in Formula 1 this season, returning to winning ways, and, long-term, it needs to nurture its two standout youngsters in order to master…

    F1
  26. Wednesday 31 May 2017

  27. Vettel 'not really bothered' by extended lead 12:32

    Vettel 'not really bothered' by extended lead

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel says he is not thinking about his extended title advantage, following his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix. Vettel…

    F1
  28. Tuesday 30 May 2017

  29. Monaco Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 08:02

    Monaco Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Sebastian Vettel overhauled Ferrari team-mate Kimi Räikkönen to lead a Ferrari 1-2 at the Monaco Grand Prix, increasing his championship lead in the process.…

    F1
  30. Monday 29 May 2017

  31. Hamilton: Ferrari 'clearly' backing Vettel 16:12

    Hamilton: Ferrari 'clearly' backing Vettel

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says it is "clear" that Ferrari has chosen Sebastian Vettel as its number one driver, over team-mate Kimi Räikkönen, after he…

    F1
  32. Sunday 28 May 2017

  33. Vettel: Overcut on Räikkönen not planned 15:27

    Vettel: Overcut on Räikkönen not planned

    Sebastian Vettel insists Ferrari's strategy to run him longer than team-mate Kimi Räikkönen was not planned, as he jumped his rival through the pit-stop phase…

    F1
  34. Vettel overhauls Räikkönen for Monaco win 14:51

    Vettel overhauls Räikkönen for Monaco win

    Sebastian Vettel exploited strategy to clear Ferrari team-mate Kimi Räikkönen during the sole pit-stops and claim victory in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix…

    F1
  35. Saturday 27 May 2017

  36. Vettel was 'a bit too greedy' in qualifying 14:45

    Vettel was 'a bit too greedy' in qualifying

    Sebastian Vettel has admitted that he was "a bit too greedy" during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix as he missed out on pole position. Vettel, the…

    F1
  37. Vettel remains on top in final practice 11:03

    Vettel remains on top in final practice

    Sebastian Vettel remained at the top of the times during Saturday's final free practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix, lowering the lap record again to lead…

    F1
  38. Vettel: About time Ferrari won in Monaco 07:32

    Vettel: About time Ferrari won in Monaco

    Sebastian Vettel says it is "about time" that Ferrari wins the Monaco Grand Prix again, as it looks to build on encouraging pace displayed during Thursday…

    F1
  39. Thursday 25 May 2017

  40. Vettel still expects 'full force' Mercedes 15:23

    Vettel still expects 'full force' Mercedes

    Sebastian Vettel says he is still expecting a "full force" Mercedes at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, after its "weird" display in second practice. Lewis…

    F1
  41. Vettel dominates FP2, Mercedes quiet 14:33

    Vettel dominates FP2, Mercedes quiet

    Sebastian Vettel posted a pair of blistering laps to comfortably set the pace during Thursday's second practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix, as Mercedes…

    F1
  42. Wednesday 24 May 2017

  43. Vettel: Ferrari could have won all races 18:02

    Vettel: Ferrari could have won all races

    Sebastian Vettel reckons Ferrari had the potential to win all five races so far this season, but nonetheless feels that "we got the points we…

    F1
  44. Friday 19 May 2017

  45. Hamilton enjoying 'favourite battle' in F1 07:47

    Hamilton enjoying 'favourite battle' in F1

    Lewis Hamilton says his developing duel with Sebastian Vettel for the 2017 title is "one of my favourites, if not my favourite battle" in Formula 1 so far, the…

    F1
  46. Sunday 14 May 2017

  47. Vettel: Ferrari did 'everything' for race win 15:30

    Vettel: Ferrari did 'everything' for race win

    Sebastian Vettel says he and Ferrari "did everything we could" as he missed out on victory to Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Grand Prix. Vettel…

    F1
  48. 'That's how racing should be' – Hamilton 15:17

    'That's how racing should be' – Hamilton

    A jubilant Lewis Hamilton revelled in his battle with title rival Sebastian Vettel as he prevailed in a thrilling Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de…

    F1
  49. Saturday 13 May 2017

  50. Vettel thanks Ferrari for 'phenomenal job' 14:59

    Vettel thanks Ferrari for 'phenomenal job'

    Sebastian Vettel has paid tribute to Ferrari mechanics for doing a "phenomenal job" between final practice and qualifying, as they changed his engine in two…

    F1
  51. Vettel edges towards penalty with fourth TC 13:20

    Vettel edges towards penalty with fourth TC

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel has moved closer to an engine penalty after Ferrari was forced to fit his fourth, and final permitted Turbo Charger prior…

    F1
  52. Friday 12 May 2017

  53. Vettel 'not very happy' with initial balance 15:17

    Vettel 'not very happy' with initial balance

    Sebastian Vettel described himself as "not very happy" with the balance of his Ferrari after the first day of practice for the Spanish Grand Prix. Ferrari…

    F1
  54. Thursday 11 May 2017

  55. Vettel plays down 2018 Mercedes link 14:58

    Vettel plays down 2018 Mercedes link

    Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has played down rumours linking him with Mercedes for the 2018 Formula 1 season. Speculation in the Italian press during the…

    F1
  56. Thursday 4 May 2017

  57. Grosjean replaces Button as GPDA director 11:29

    Grosjean replaces Button as GPDA director

    Romain Grosjean has replaced Jenson Button as a director at the Grand Prix Drivers Association, it has been announced. Button has worked alongside Sebastian…

    F1
  58. Tuesday 2 May 2017

  59. Vettel: 'Nothing for granted' despite title lead 10:46

    Vettel: 'Nothing for granted' despite title lead

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel says there are "lots of positives" for Ferrari to take from the opening sequence of Formula 1 races in 2017 but has…

    F1
  60. Sunday 30 April 2017

  61. Massa downplays Vettel's complaints 15:42

    Massa downplays Vettel's complaints

    Williams' Felipe Massa has dismissed Sebastian Vettel's complaints after the Ferrari driver lost time trying to lap the Brazilian in the closing stages of the…

    F1
  62. Vettel: Victory chance lost at the start 15:20

    Vettel: Victory chance lost at the start

    Sebastian Vettel believes his prospects of taking victory at the Russian Grand Prix were squandered at the start, as he lost out to Mercedes rival Valtteri…

    F1
  63. Saturday 29 April 2017

  64. Vettel 'over the moon' with Sochi pole 14:36

    Vettel 'over the moon' with Sochi pole

    Sebastian Vettel has labelled himself as "over the moon" after he claimed his first pole position since 2015, with Ferrari locking out the front row of the grid…

    F1
  65. Vettel on pole, Ferrari locks out front row 14:06

    Vettel on pole, Ferrari locks out front row

    Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the Russian Grand Prix in a tight qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, ahead of team-mate Kimi Räikkönen, as Ferrari locked…

    F1
  66. Vettel, Ferrari stay on top in final practice 11:01

    Vettel, Ferrari stay on top in final practice

    Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari continued to set the pace during Saturday's final free practice session for the Russian Grand Prix, with Kimi Räikkönen…

    F1
  67. Friday 28 April 2017

  68. Vettel reckons Mercedes is sandbagging 15:01

    Vettel reckons Mercedes is sandbagging

    Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel reckons Mercedes will up its pace as the Russian Grand Prix weekend develops, after the team's low-key first day at Sochi…

    F1
  69. Vettel heads Ferrari 1-2 in second practice 14:31

    Vettel heads Ferrari 1-2 in second practice

    Sebastian Vettel led Kimi Räikkönen in a Ferrari one-two during Friday's second practice session for the Russian Grand Prix, around half a second clear of…

    F1
  70. Vettel: Sochi track made for Mercedes 07:12

    Vettel: Sochi track made for Mercedes

    Sebastian Vettel has played down Ferrari's victory prospects at this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, claiming that Sochi Autodrom "is a circuit made for…

    F1
  71. Wednesday 19 April 2017

  72. Ferrari programme hit by garage power cut 17:41

    Ferrari programme hit by garage power cut

    Sebastian Vettel has revealed that Ferrari's day-two programme at the post-Bahrain Grand Prix test was hindered by a garage power cut, as the team struggled for…

    F1
  73. Monday 17 April 2017

  74. Bahrain Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:30

    Bahrain Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Sebastian Vettel made it 2-1 to Ferrari in 2017 with victory, while Mercedes claimed a double podium after a couple of setbacks. GPUpdate.net presents its…

    F1
  75. Sunday 16 April 2017

  76. Ferrari now confident of title challenge 19:16

    Ferrari now confident of title challenge

    Sergio Marchionne says Ferrari is now "completely confident" of a season-long challenge after the team's second victory of the campaign at the Bahrain Grand…

    F1
  77. Vettel feared Safety Car would ruin race 18:14

    Vettel feared Safety Car would ruin race

    Sebastian Vettel says he initially feared the Safety Car period during the early stages of the Bahrain Grand Prix would work against him, before he went on to…

    F1
  78. Vettel beats Mercedes drivers to victory 17:42

    Vettel beats Mercedes drivers to victory

    Sebastian Vettel got the better of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to take his and Ferrari's second victory of the season at the Bahrain Grand…

    F1
  79. Saturday 15 April 2017

  80. Vettel surprised by pole deficit to Mercedes 17:45

    Vettel surprised by pole deficit to Mercedes

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel conceded he was "a bit down" after witnessing the deficit to rival Mercedes during qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Vettel…

    F1
  81. Mercedes, Ferrari confirm test line-ups 12:13

    Mercedes, Ferrari confirm test line-ups

    Mercedes and Ferrari have confirmed their line-ups for the post-Bahrain Grand Prix test. Formula 1 teams will stay on at the Bahrain International Circuit…

    F1
  82. Friday 14 April 2017

  83. Vettel 'lucky' to recover from FP2 glitch 18:42

    Vettel 'lucky' to recover from FP2 glitch

    Sebastian Vettel says he feels "lucky" to have been able to rejoin the track after a technical glitch during second practice for the Bahrain Grand…

    F1
  84. Vettel remains on top in second practice 17:32

    Vettel remains on top in second practice

    Sebastian Vettel stayed at the head of the pack during Friday evening's second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix, as three teams – Ferrari, Mercedes…

    F1
  85. Vettel fastest in first Bahrain GP practice 13:35

    Vettel fastest in first Bahrain GP practice

    Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari topped the timesheets during Friday's first free practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix, ahead of the Red Bull drivers, as…

    F1
  86. Thursday 13 April 2017

  87. Vettel's brother enters DTM support series 10:20

    Vettel's brother enters DTM support series

    Fabian Vettel, the younger brother of four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian, will race in the DTM-supporting Audi Sport TT Cup in 2017. Vettel, 18…

    Misc
  88. Tuesday 11 April 2017

  89. Hamilton expects Bahrain heat to aid Ferrari 09:49

    Hamilton expects Bahrain heat to aid Ferrari

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is conscious that warmer temperatures in Bahrain, compared to the previous round in China, are likely to play into main rival…

    F1
  90. Sunday 9 April 2017

  91. Vettel hails 'good recovery' to second 09:36

    Vettel hails 'good recovery' to second

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel expressed satisfaction in recovering to second place at the Chinese Grand Prix, as he left the event in the joint lead of the…

    F1
  92. Saturday 8 April 2017

  93. Vettel pleased to edge out Bottas for P2 10:04

    Vettel pleased to edge out Bottas for P2

    Sebastian Vettel expressed satisfaction as he secured a place on the front row of the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix, just a thousandth of a second ahead of…

    F1
  94. Vettel heads Ferrari one-two in final practice 06:02

    Vettel heads Ferrari one-two in final practice

    Sebastian Vettel edged out Kimi Räikkönen in a Ferrari one-two during Saturday's final practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix, a few tenths clear of the…

    F1
  95. Friday 7 April 2017

  96. Hamilton calls for 'solution' over delays 09:20

    Hamilton calls for 'solution' over delays

    Lewis Hamilton has called on Formula 1 to come up with a "solution" after Friday's running at the Chinese Grand Prix was severely restricted due to poor weather…

    F1
  97. Thursday 6 April 2017

  98. Vettel: Ferrari's work 'a lot more targeted' 09:08

    Vettel: Ferrari's work 'a lot more targeted'

    Sebastian Vettel has expanded on Ferrari's behind-the-scenes efforts over the winter, following a breakthrough victory at the Australian Grand Prix, stating…

    F1
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