Since I started watching Formula 1, I've met a lot of people from different states and even from other countries. However, in 2017 I met @andreaborgesleal, a girl from far, far away, who wanted to be here in São Paulo to finally, after years, get to know one of the motorsport temples: Interlagos. For manyreasons, she didn't come and we didn't talk anymore. But, thanks to a divine destiny, which always insists on bringing people together for a magical little thing called "purpose", we got to be in the same group of girls, from the 4 corners of Brazil, who dreamed of seeing a live race. I remember perfectly the day she asked me how to get to Interlagos and I said I'd find her so we could go together. After waiting for me on the subway for over an hour, we finally met. Right away we started building a very strong friendship. We can say that our friendship is far beyond supporting the same driver. By the way, if only Sebastian could know how much he was responsible for this! And that's why I want to have the opportunity to live this experience with this friend that Sebastian gave me! 💘 @scuderiaferrari @missionwinnow #essereferrari#Seb5#MWVettel#MissionWinnow3seater#sebastianvettel#thevettels#friend
Wow, there's so much @salombo22 has taught me! It'll be difficult to point out the most important lesson 😊 We got to know each other in Monza and since then we experienced many great trips together thanks to F1, the sport that also taught me that if we work together for the same goal we can achieve so much! Since Monza we conquered the racetracks in Spa, Barcelona, Abu Dhabi, Paul Ricard and Hockenheim for example! ⠀⠀
We made beautiful memories and she taught me some French, positivity, patience (work still in progress 😅), and I think most importantly to just let go sometimes, just enjoying the moment and to not expect anything! It's something we tend to forget nowadays, to just breathe in the particular moment and being thankful for that. And I really have to say that I AM deeply grateful for all those opportunities we've got and actually it's true, we didn't expected things to happen, but they did and the joy afterwards was even bigger! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Merci pour ces leçons and let's enjoy what is coming! 🥰🏎💨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
P.S.: Of course I hope I was able to teach you something too 😅🙈🤷♀️ AND I LOVE our t-shirt tradition ❤ #friendship#MissionWinnow3Seater
The beginning of a dominant consecutive 9 race win streak for Sebastian Vettel started #OnThisDay in 2013 at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Mercedes continued to be the ones to beat in qualifying with the silver arrows taking their 7th pole position in 8 races with Lewis Hamilton being the one on pole with a brilliant lap in the wet. Vettel lined up in 2nd ahead of Webber, Rosberg, a brilliant Paul di Resta, Button, Grosjean, Raikkonen and the Ferrari's of Alonso and Massa. The real star of qualifying was Giedo van der Garde who put his Caterham in 3rd in Q1 after gambling on slicks.
Hamilton had a great start and held off Vettel in turn 1, Webber didn't have a great start dropping to 6th while Button and Alonso moved up to 4th and 5th. Vettel slipstreamed Hamilton up kemmel straight and overtook him into Le Combes. Alonso and Webber would soon move past Button for 4th. Rosberg was next as Alonso dispatched of the German aswell. Raikkonen who also was on the hunt had a brake failure which ended his 27 consecutive points finishes. Mercedes struggled with racepace again, Alonso didn't need an 2nd invitation as he moved past Hamilton aswell. Maldonado almost took out the whole Force India team on lap 26 into the final corner, Maldonado first hit Sutil and tried to get to the pits he clipped the 2nd Force India of Di Resta who retired on the spot. Vettel cruised to a dominant victory ahead of Alonso and Hamilton. Rosberg followed in 4th ahead of Webber, Button, Massa, Grosjean, Sutil and Ricciardo.
We have known each other for over 22 years now. This is almost as old as we are.
During this time, we helped and learned a lot from each other.
One thing im very thankful for is: Thank you for showing me how to drive without going crazy. Concluding, you have turned my fear of driving into an enthusiasm for it. Today I loved driving with you through the countryside near our hometown and talking about motorsport and the world. Can’t wait to sit with you in a Formula One Car! 🏎
As we return to Zandvoort next year let's look at the last Dutch Grand Prix held #OnThisDay in 1985. It also turned out to be the 25th and final victory for Niki Lauda after an epic battle with teammate Alain Prost. The win for Lauda moved him to joint 2nd in the all time win list behind Stewart.
Alain Prost led the championship with 50 points heading into the Dutch Grand Prix with a win in Austria last time out, Alboreto also had 50 points but 2 wins compared to 4 meant that Prost took the championship lead.
Surprisingly Piquet took his first pole position of the season for Brabham ahead of Keke Rosberg. This would be the first Pole position for Pirelli and the last for Brabham. Prost and Senna lined up on the 2nd row ahead of the surprising Toleman of Fabi who shared the 3rd row with the Renault of Tambay. Lauda only qualified 10th while Ferrari struggled even more, Alboreto and Johansson qualified 16th and 17th.
Piquet his glory didn't last long as he stalled his car on the grid he got a push start but dropped a lap back to the leaders. Piquet wasn't the only one who stalled his car, Boutsen also stalled his arrows which cost him a lot of time. Therefore Rosberg took the lead holding off Senna and a fast starting Fabi. Both Alfa Romeo's retired with turbo problems on lap 2 while Fabi fell into the clutches of Prost and Lauda. Rosberg led the opening laps with ease only for his engine to expire at the end of the circuit. Lauda undercut Prost and Senna rejoining ahead of the pair when they made a stop. Prost even dropped further back when the championship leader had a problem during his pitstop. However the French Ace was setting fastest lap after fastest lap breezing past Senna for 2nd. Lauda was the next in the Frenchmans sights as he hunted the Austrian down, however he couldn't find a way past as Lauda won by 2 tenths to take his final F1 victory and podium. Prost finished 2nd while Senna held off a charging Alboreto to take 3rd. De Angelis and Mansell rounded out the points. This would be the last race for German superstar Stefan Bellof who would die in a sportscar crash a week later in Spa.