Stu­art Codling

Motor Sport News - - Review: F1 Season - ROUND BY ROUND

Let’s face it – the ra­dio on Se­bas­tian­vet­tel’s Fer­rari is per­ma­nently set towhinge FM, and that’s not Shellv-power slosh­ing around in­side the fuel tank but a high-oc­tane sense of en­ti­tle­ment. No other For­mula 1 driver moans quite so much as the four-time world cham­pion – in pub­lic at least – and that’s a sure sign of his frus­tra­tion at yet an­other wasted year in a Fer­rari team that’s get­ting worse rather than bet­ter.

Vet­tel’s moan­ing reached a peak at this year’s Mex­i­can Grand Prix, where he turned the air­waves blue in the clos­ing laps af­ter Maxver­stap­pen de­clined to leave the door open for him and dec­o­rate his path to third place with palm fronds. But he’s been qui­etly build­ing up a com­plaint port­fo­lio for years – re­mem­ber the sulky “I’m go­ing home” af­ter shunt­ing with team-mate Mark Web­ber in Tur­key in 2010?

Still, play­ing ‘Vet­tel Bingo’ is a great way to liven up a race if the ac­tion starts to flag a bit.

Nico Ros­berg Lewis Hamil­ton Daniel Ric­cia­rdo Se­bas­tian Vet­tel Max Ver­stap­pen Kimi Raikko­nen Ser­gio Perez Valt­teri Bot­tas Nico Hulken­berg Fer­nando Alonso Felipe Massa Car­los Sainz Jr Ro­main Gros­jean Daniil Kvyat Jen­son Button

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