It will be another milestone in Vettel’s F1 career … This coming weekend, the German will have his 100th race for the Scuderia Ferrari at the Brazilian Grand Prix (Sunday).
100 Grand Prixs in Red. 100 GP at the most famous racing team in the world! For Vettel, the Jose Carlo Pace is a worthy place to celebrate: “We were able to win there in 2017 and the spectators are so enthusiastic that you can hear them in the cockpit…”
In 2012 Vettel also won his second world title in Brazil.
Parallel to the Vettel anniversary, Ferrari will celebrate the official beginning of the 90th anniversary. On November 16, 1929, the team got the legal permission to start operations.
Meanwhile, Vettel’s team-mate Charles Leclerc gets a new engine for the Brazilian GP. Background: In the third free practice session at Austin (USA), an oil leak killed his third unit of the season.
“Charles will get a new engine as his was damaged on Saturday in Austin,” explained Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto.”
This means he had to use a previously used and less powerful version for the remainder of the weekend.
“As a result, we get a grid penalty in Sao Paulo, but we should be able to return to our normal level of performance and show some fighting spirit for the rest of the season at a high level and we will confirm that we are making progress with our car.”
The competition will look closely. Ferrari is still suspected of having tricked the engine of the GP of Mexico.