Sebastian Vettel Current Affairs - 2020

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel wins Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel ended a 13-month win drought by leading a Ferrari one-two victory at Singapore Grand Prix held on 22 September 2019. It was the first time a team had finished one-two in Singapore.

The victory was also a record 5th victory in Singapore for F-1 world champion Vettel, and 3rd in a row this season for Ferrari. Vettel took the chequered flag 2.641 seconds ahead of Monegasque team mate Charles Leclerc.

Key Highlights

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished 3rd while championship leader Lewis Hamilton was 4th. However, with 6 races remaining, Hamilton holds a 64-point lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who finished 5th.

Sebastian Vettel is a four-time Formula One (F1) world champion. This was the German’s first win since the August 2018 Belgian Grand Prix. He took advantage of an early pit stop to win Singapore Grand Prix ended a 13-month winless streak in Formula One.

About Singapore Grand Prix

It is a motor race which forms a part of FIA Formula One World Championship.

The event takes place on Marina Bay Street Circuit. It was 1st held in 1966 and since then it has been held 20 times.

It was the inaugural night race and 1st street circuit in Asia designed for F1 races.

Fact Box: Formula One Canadian Grand Prix

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won Formula One Canadian Grand Prix 2019 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This was Hamilton’s seventh win on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and now made him equalled Michael Schumacher’s record.

Key Highlights

  • Lewis Hamilton was followed by Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel of Germany in 2nd place and Charles Leclerc of Monaco in 3rd place.
  • Hamilton emerged victorious after a controversial penalty made by Sebastian Vettel gifted him a milestone win.
  • Penalty: Sebastian Vettel made an error on the limit and went off track on lap 48 of circuit, running across grass before rejoining and forcing off Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who later emerged championship leader and eventual winner. For this he was hit with a 5-second penalty which ultimately led to his loss.
  • The next Grand Prix, is scheduled to be run in France on June 23 at the Le Castellet raceway. It will be 8th of the 21 that make up world circuit of 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.

About 2019 Canadian Grand Prix

It is a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. It was 7th round of 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.