Seb Soaring With New Team

Vettel Ferarri. 2015. Image courtesy of thecarconnection.com
Sebastian Vettel celebrates in Malaysia. Image courtesy of thecarconnection.com

After Mercedes obliterated the field in the season opening Australian GP, just about everyone was expecting another Rosberg/Hamilton quinella. That didn’t eventuate, however, as Vettel put in a flawless display behind the wheel of his Ferarri to pip the Merc duo of first place in Malaysia. Sitting just three points behind leader Lewis Hamilton in the Driver’s Championship, Vettel can leapfrog the Englishman into top spot with a win on Sunday.

Hamilton, Formula One’s reigning champion, will take some beating though. The 30-year-old loves racing at the circuit in Shanghai, already winning three Chinese GPs in 2008, 2010 and 2014. Additionally, Hamilton hasn’t missed a podium finish since his sixth place finish back in 2009. He enters this weekend’s race as the well-backed favourite, with fellow teammate Nico Rosberg on the second line of betting.

After a slow start to a highly anticipated campaign, Aussie fan-favourite Daniel Ricciardo has failed to emulate his 2014 form. The Red Bull driver could only manage sixth and tenth-place finishes in the Australian GP and Malaysian GP respectively, blowing out his price to win a maiden F1 Driver’s Championship to .

Finish duo Kimmi Raikonen and Valtteri Bottas both have the ability to challenge for a podium finish this weekend, as does veteran Williams-Merceds driver Felipe Masa .

 

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