Vettel needs to find a way to hit back at Singapore Grand Prix

first_imgView comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, left, is flanked by his teammate Kimi Raikkonen of Finland during a news conference at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy. Kimi Raikkonen is leaving Ferrari for Sauber and will be replaced by rookie Charles Leclerc, that will team up with Sebastian Vettel. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)SINGAPORE — Sebastian Vettel needs a return to form at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, the night race where his Formula One championship challenge started crumbling last year.Vettel was perfectly poised to regain the overall lead from Lewis Hamilton at the Marina Bay street circuit last year, but caused a multi-car crash from pole position and spiraled out of the race. Hamilton avoided the first-lap chaos and, despite starting fifth, went on to win.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Although he beat Hamilton at the Belgian GP , after Hamilton took pole, familiar problems resurfaced for Vettel and Ferrari at the Italian GP two weeks ago.Ferrari secured a front row 1-2, with Hamilton third, but Vettel was unhappy with his team because Kimi Raikkonen was on pole in Monza. Then, Raikkonen held his ground at the start and didn’t let Vettel past, even though Vettel is much better placed for a title push.Unable to pass, Vettel then got in a tangle as Hamilton was overtaking him and span off the track — again showing signs of vulnerability. Vettel clawed back to fourth, but Hamilton won to extend his title lead on a track where Ferrari should have helped Vettel close the gap on the British driver.The fact he did not also underlines how Ferrari has seemed in a state of flux at times. Given Vettel’s need to pressure Hamilton, it was logical to impose team orders and tell Raikkonen to let Vettel past him.Ferrari has never officially established a 1-2 hierarchy in the team, and neither has Mercedes. But while it is seemingly evident to observers that Valtteri Bottas is Hamilton’s No. 2 at Mercedes — and he drove like that in Monza to help Hamilton overtake Raikkonen — the situation at Ferrari is confusing.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown This was compounded this week when, even against Vettel’s wishes, Ferrari chose not to extend Raikkonen’s contract for next year and instead promoted 20-year-old Charles Leclerc from the Sauber team. Leclerc is a hugely promising driver who came through the prestigious Ferrari academy, and touted as a future F1 champion, but he is inexperienced and will need time to adjust to a vastly more powerful car in 2019.Raikkonen has been competitive with six podiums in the past seven races to reach 100 podiums overall. But the 38-year-old Finn is going to Sauber next year, back to where he started his F1 career in 2001 and a clear demotion in terms of prestige.With only six races left after Singapore, Ferrari needs Raikkonen to help Vettel catch Hamilton.But as his second spell with Ferrari again promises to end bitterly — like when Ferrari bought out the last year of his contract in 2010 to bring in Fernando Alonso — Raikkonen may have other ideas.The uncertainty at Ferrari merely plays into Mercedes’ hands, with Hamilton looking a stronger bet to clinch a fifth F1 title than Vettel.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The crash affected Vettel’s momentum badly. Hamilton won two of the next three races and eventually sealed the title by a comfortable 46 points.Unless Vettel finds a way to respond, it could be deja vu for the German driver as he already trails Hamilton by 30 points heading into Sunday’s race. Hamilton has won three of the past four races and outscored Vettel 93-55 during that span.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissConsidering Hamilton has won six races to Vettel’s five this year, the margin between them should be much closer. But, just like in 2017, Vettel has been throwing away points and his composure is again being called into question .The slump started when the Ferrari driver crashed in the rain while leading the German GP , in July then botched qualifying — again in the rain — at Hungary despite being faster than Hamilton’s Mercedes. 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Dangerous blazes also can break out indoors

first_imgThe recent Southern California wildfires have focused attention on brush clearance and fire safety outdoors, but the hazards indoors are are even more plentiful. So with that in mind, and with National Fire Safety Month wrapping up, here’s a guide to hot products and flameproof tips to keep your autumn safe and glowing and warm. Kitchen fires are responsible for about one-third of all home fires, so it’s crucial to have a fire extinguisher in the busiest room in the house. HomeHero, a new line by Home Depot, weighs just 4.5 pounds, can be easily operated with one hand and retails for about $30. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Space heaters are popular for taking the chill out of a Southern California night, but experts are quick to issue warnings about their safety. Keep electric space heaters at least three feet from furniture, curtains and bedding or blankets. Always turn them off before going to sleep. Don’t use an extension cord. And look for a space heater that turns itself off when it overheats or is tipped over. For whole-room heating, Consumer Reports recommends an electric convection heater without a fan, such as The SafeHeat Flat Panel Micathermic, which retails for $80 at Lowe’s. For spot heating, CR gives the Holmes Quartz Tower, $60 at Lowe’s, high marks for safety and efficiency. Keep furniture at least three feet from the fireplace hearth; tree branches 15 feet from the top of the chimney; and firewood stacked a minimum of 30 feet from the house. Fire experts estimate that residents have less than five minutes to safely evacuate from a burning house. They also note that most fire deaths occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. It’s critical, therefore, to have a plan in place for primary and alternate ways out for you, your family members and your pets – and to practice that the strategy works. This means regularly replacing smoke-alarm batteries, checking that escape windows can be opened and that exits are free of large obstructions.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgVodafone have launched their latest campaign featuring two young people from Co Donegal.Chelsea and Joel Gorman, both age 12 were chosen following auditions in Dublin from a national search.The campaign was shot in Wicklow were they had a very exciting experience. The pair are part of the Karen Gorman Speech and Drama & Casting Agency.The stylist for the shoot has worked for Vogue and the make up artist is a celebrity make up artist for Chanel.Their advertisement is appearing on billboards, in store, in the Vodafone brochure and online for one year.These Donegal kids are certainly putting Donegal talent on the map! YOUNG DONEGAL COUSINS SHOOT VODAFONE ADVERT! was last modified: July 11th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:advertChelsea GormandonegalJoel GormanVodafonelast_img read more