Top 5 moments of Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari
Facing-saving effort for Ferrari 2019 Chinese GP
There possibly couldn't have been a more momentous date in F1 history other than an incredible recent occasion this season: the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix. The race at Shanghai marked the sport's 1000th Grand Prix contest.
Against a big occasion and in front of Mercedes' sheer dominance with the team having won both the races previously, including those at Melbourne (in Australia) and Bahrain (at Sakhir), a strong finish from Ferrari would've added more spice to what was seeming a one-sided narrative.
Not that Sebastian Vettel waved the checkered flag in the end and won hands down. But his sheer effort in the form of well-fought P3 in the end, behind the two Mercedes gave Ferrari fans something to cheer about.
What was slightly dramatic in the much-anticipated and widely-followed race at Shanghai was the fact that the two Ferrari drivers seemed to be racing with each other. To most, it seemed a stragetic blunder, arguably stemming from a lack of direction from the strategy department.
So instead of targetting the Mercedes drivers who began chipping away right at the start, Vettel and Leclerc were contesting one another for track position. Later on, only Vettel appeared to be waging a lonely battle and could salvage a third, only the second podium for the Scuderia upto that point in the ongoing season.