The "only option" for Vettel and Ferrari to salvage their season


Sebastian Vettel's eagerness to keep his Formula 1 rivals behind him at the start of the Singapore GP ended in disaster. But now he needs to show the same aggression for the rest of the season (and hope it sticks) to keep his title hopes alive...

We all thought Bernie Ecclestone's sprinkler system suggestion of six years ago wasn't a feasible idea, but the Singapore Grand Prix showed just what a little rain shower can do to spice up a Formula 1 race.

It also proved the wisdom of the old saying that you can't win a race at the first corner, but you can certainly lose it. Ferrari took that to an extreme, losing it even before the first corner.

Join PRIME and take advantage of member benefits:

  • Custom news feed based on your favorite series
  • Ad-free environment
  • Higher resolution photos
  • Access to the Giorgio Piola archive
  • Best of F1 Racing
  • Best of GP Gazette

Unlock the benefits of PRIME

and enjoy the full range of features offered by your favorite motorsport news site.

Subscribe to PRIME
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari
Article type Analysis