Sports, F1 racing: Vettel wears 3-races crown

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – German racecar driver Sebastian Vettel, 25, Sunday 25 November became only the third driver in Formula 1 history to win three World Championship titles in a row, after placing sixth in a wet and wild Brazilian Grand Prix race. Juan Manuel Fangio from Argentina and German Michael Schumacher have previously done so. […]

Formula 1 race to go ahead in Bahrain

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead as planned on 22 April, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced. Ongoing political unrest, which included the death of anti-government protesters last year, had fueled speculation that the racing event may be cancelled. Opposition to the ruling royal family had called for the races to […]

Button wins the battle but Vettel wins the war

TOKYO, JAPAN – Jenson Button won the Japanese Grand Prix for McLaren but it was not enough to stop Sebastian Vettel from retaining the world championship crown at the Japanese Grand Prix 9 October. Fernando Alonso was second in his Ferrari with Vettel’s Red Bull coming third, more than achieving the single point he needed […]

Vettel and WWF agree on rezoning around his house

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – WWF, the environmental group, and German Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel have reached an agreement on the new home he wants to build in Kemmental, canton Thurgau. The two have been at odds since the WWF announced in November 2010 that it would oppose planning permission for his home. Local authorities had […]

Button in Hungarian triumph

International sports, Formula 1 Hungaroring, Hungary Jenson Button showed his mastery of wet conditions to take the Hungarian Grand Prix for Mclaren. Sebastian Vettel was second but increased his lead in the championship, Sunday 31 July. Fernando Alonso was third in his Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton lead for part of the race but was hampered by […]

British Grand Prix: Alonso wins for Ferrari at Silverstone

SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND – Fernando Alonso scored his first win of the season in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. He drove a faultless race and took full advantage of the technical problems of both the Red Bull and McLaren teams. Mark Webber started in pole position, just ahead of Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel but […]

Lewis Hamilton heading for Monaco?

Silverstone, England   The Daily Telegraph,  reports that Lewis Hamilton has been house hunting in Monaco, which is also the base of team-mate Jenson Button, 9 July. Apparently the Formula 1 driver finds life a bit dull in Zurich but might also be influenced by the prospect of higher taxes. Other commentators are more concened […]

Weekend world sports: best & brightest win

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – It was a fine weekend for sports fans, with the best and the brightest putting on good shows: Football – Barcelona defeated Manchester United 3-1 in a master class performance, with the Man United team and coach graciously afterwards that Barcelona is simply the best team in Europe. Details, The Guardian Tennis […]

Vettel triumphs in Malaysia

International sports, Formula 1 Petronas, Malaysia (GenevaLunch) – Sebastian Vettel scored his fourth successive Grand Prix when he drove his Red Bull to victory in the  Malaysian Grand Prix, 10 April. Jenson Button was second for McLaren in a dramatic race which featured more overtaking than normal, a spectacular crash and another clash between Lewis […]

Sports, F1 season roars off, Vettel in top form, top place

Melbourne, Australia (GenevaLunch) – Australia and Sebastian Vettel combined to offer Formula 1 fans a season opener Sunday 27 March to whet the appetite for more. Red Bull’s Vettel set out in style to defend his world champion title, finishing 22.2s ahead of MacLaren’s Lewis Hamilton whose KERS-assisted rush in the pair’s drag race to […]