Formula 1 News & Rumors: Vettel Confident About Delivering First Ferrari Win In 14 Years, Rosberg Might Move To Ferrari, & More
Sebastian Vettel feels confident he can deliver Ferrari’s first win in 14 years when the race comes to Monaco. The Formula 1 Grand Prix De Monaco is almost here, and Vettel is looking to win it. He believes there’s no better time than the upcoming weekend for his team to start winning races again.
“Now we are not in the best position, we are not the favourites going to Monaco either, as the favourites remain Mercedes, but we try very hard and if there is a chance to win we’ll try to win,” he said. The last time Ferrari won in Monaco was with Michael Schumacher back in 2001.
Is Nico Rosberg thinking about moving to Ferrari? Current race leader Rosberg may be looking to switch things up a bit come 2017. In fact, a recent report from Wheels 24 indicates that the German may be headed to Ferrari should Kimi Raikkonen decide to make 2016 his final year in Formula 1.
During the recent Barcelona test, Rosberg only said, “I feel very good at Mercedes, but let’s see what the future holds.” Mercedes boss Toto Wolff had previously said that it was a “priority” to negotiate a new deal for Rosberg.
Mercedes forced to check 1,200 car parts following the crash between Lewis Hamilton and Rosberg in Spain. Mercedes went over 1,200 car parts following the collision between Rosberg and Hamilton during the Spanish Grand Prix, which ended the race for both drivers and left the team without any points for the race.
According to a report from Autosport, Mercedes Chief Operating Officer Rob Thomas explained that they got a quarantine list that contained parts which “if you like, are suspect.” That list ended up with 1,200 parts that are “either damaged, quarantined or needing some sort of work.” Every part was examined within a 24-hour period before suppliers were contacted for new parts.
Sauber says 2016 car hasn’t shown its true potential yet. Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said that Formula 1 fans should not disregard her team just yet. After all, their Ferrari powered C35 doesn’t have all the updates it needs yet.
And the moment that’s done, Kaltenborn said, “Then you will see the real potential of that car.” With regards to the Ferrari engine, Kaltenborn noted that Ferrari has “done a good job.”
Pirelli reveals this years Hungary tire choices. All eyes may be focused on the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix now, but Pirelli has decided to go ahead and release the available tire choices for this year’s Hungarian Grand Prix. This time around, teams can choose from medium, soft and supersoft.