Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Ferrari to continue prioritising Sebastian Vettel over Charles Leclerc

Ferrari to continue prioritising Sebastian Vettel over Charles Leclerc

From Giuseppe Farina becoming the first ever World Champion in 1950, to Nico Rosberg entering his name as the 33 title victor in 2016, the sport has presented many breath-taking moments, but how exactly did Formula One get to its 1000 race?

Damon Hill, the 1996 F1 champion, drove into the circuit on Friday in a 1968 Lotus, which his father Graham Hill drove in winning the Monaco Grand Prix in 1968. "It was ok a year ago, and I need to change a bit the way I drive to get the maximum from the auto". After securing race wins in the opening pair of Global Positioning System in Australia and Bahrain the Silver Arrows have once again locked out the front row of the grid.

It was a disappointing day for Ferrari as they proved to be no match for Mercedes.

The race is scheduled to get underway at 2:10 p.m. local time (2:10 a.m. ET) on Sunday, April 14.

"It's so annoying as we could have fought for third", he said.

Wind your way back down memory lane as F1 reaches 1000 not out.

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Sebastian Vettel was third.

The Chinese Grand Prix is much maligned because the circuit is well outside the city and the ticket prices make it nearly impossible for the locals to attend - but the track itself does at least create some exciting racing and there are none of the overtaking struggles thanks to the two long straights.

It was a courageous move from Verstappen given the events of the last Chinese Grand Prix at the same corner with the same driver.

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, called Vettel's spin in Bahrain - where he was duelling with Hamilton - "amateur". He then ignored Ferrari's team orders to stay behind, reclaiming the lead two laps later and would have gone on to win his first race if not for one of his engine's cylinders giving up in the final stages. "I had a good battle with Seb, but even after that you could clearly see that we didn't have the pace to fight". "He won four championships and certainly for us he's the driver who has the most probability to challenge for the title [in 2019]".

Talking about the helmet, Russell said: "Montoya's a bit of a Williams legend and he's one of my F1 favourite drivers of all time, just his character and the way he approached the racing, everything, he was a driver you used to enjoy watching. From now on in qualifying, I'm going to f*** them up as well". A similar thing happened to Vettel in Bahrain so it seems the gentleman's agreement doesn't hold much value any longer.

Max Verstappen lifted his Red Bull into fourth with their upgrades. 'It was definitely not a ideal race, very different from Melbourne, but it was nothing to worry about as everything is understood'.

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