Press:”Ferrari mutilates himself”
The Italian press has a harsh verdict following the failure of Vettel and Räikkönen in Singapore.England celebrates a miracle.International press commentaries.
Lewis Hamilton’s fortunate victory at the Singapore Formula 1 race was favoured and overshadowed by the spectacular crash of Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Räikkönen and Max Verstappen.
While the British media celebrate the “Singapore miracle”, the Italian press writes of a catastrophe of historic proportions.
International press coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix:
The Telegraph:”Lewis Hamilton falls into the lap of a miracle.This miracle, which he had hoped for so much, is already happening in the first corner, it is nicely packed and presented to Lewis with a red Ferrari bow.Sebastian Vettel fell from his jumping horse – and Hamilton, who so eagerly sought the Almighty, presumably believed in divine intervention.”
The Guardian:”A drunken Lewis Hamilton gave Ayrton Senna a share of his victory in Singapore.He had thought of the race in Monaco in 1988, when the leading Senna retired after a driving mistake.That’s what prompted him to be careful in Singapore, Lewis said.He wore his silver arrow to victory while his great rival crashed.Sebastian Vettel’s mishap could have decided the World Cup.”
Daily Mail:”Lewis lays his hand on his fourth World Cup trophy, inspired by his great idol Ayrton Senna.This was a huge coup by Hamilton, while his big rival did not survive a crash at the start for long.Vettel needs more than just a big portion of luck in the last six races of the season to snatch this title from Lewis.”
L’ Equipe:”A catastrophic scenario for Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel.Already in the third corner of the race there was no red car left.God was on my side today, I’ve had a lot of luck,”said Lewis Hamilton after this victory, which brings his World Championship title number four within reach.”
Gazzetta dello Sport:”Ferrari does everything wrong.The red cars destroy themselves.Ferrari acts like a student who tips a coffee over his finished dissertation.A disaster!Ferrari wanted Hamilton knocked out the knockout.but the big opportunity is going to be a disaster.Even the best director of horror films could not have imagined such a thing.A lot of bad luck, but also a little bit of superficiality on the part of the team in dealing with the most tricky start of the season.Now there are six races to go, and the track is incredibly steep for Ferrari.”
Corriere dello Sport:”Vettel, no, not like this!Red nightmare for Ferrari.The first 300 meters in Singapore became one of the most catastrophic events for Ferrari in the last decade.For Hamilton, the crash is like a glass of sparkling champagne.Vettel’s real achievement will now be to continue to fight for the title and still believe that Ferrari can conquer him.”
Tuttosport:”Disaster Ferrari.A catastrophic accident raises Maranello’s hopes for the World Cup title.Ferrari returns to bitter reality on the occasion of its foundation anniversary.In a few seconds, an entire season has been destroyed.”
La Repubblica:”Red sunset for Ferrari.The race for the World Championship title is now leading steeply uphill.But not bad luck, but mistakes have caused the dilemma.The start has been prepared by the team in a superficial way.Vettel and Raikkonen reacted to the inferno of the F1 start in the rain by acting more instinctively than according to the instructions.”
Corriere della Sera:”Own goal!Ferrari presents Mercedes with the World Championship title, Ferrari mutilates himself.The zero points on Vettel’s favourite circuit in Singapore are a heavy blow on the way to the hoped-for World Cup title.The list of mistakes is long and painful for Ferrari.The season is not over, but Ferrari must react immediately.”
La Stampa:”Dismembered Ferrari in Singapore – Hamilton thanks you.Five seconds is enough to destroy a season.Five seconds that Vettel will never forget.Five seconds that could sink his dream of winning the World Cup.Hamilton can celebrate.The road to the World Cup title will be a walk in the park for him.”
Kronen-Zeitung:”Wild scenes at the Singapore Grand Prix!In the rain, there were three failures of top riders in the first lap – with possibly decisive effects on the World Cup decision!Hamilton is clawing his hands off Ferrari’ s’ Grand Prix.”
Blick:”Ferrari Crash is ruining Vettel’s lead at the World Cup.The two Ferrari and Max Verstappen are already flying out of Singapore at the start crash.Lewis Hamilton, who cemented his world championship lead with the victory, is the great beneficiary of the rain chaos.”
Marca:”Hamilton hits the table.Vettel, Verstappen, Kimi and Alonso have to drop the sails early.Hamilton reigns in the chaos of Singapore.Six races before the end of the race, this victory could be his fourth title.Verstappen and Kimi messed up. Seb’s going to have twice as much trouble.”
As:”Hamilton increases his lead after the Singapore GP.The crash with Verstappen and Räikkönen became Vettel’s fate.Hamilton was confronted with the bad start of the Ferrari, and he didn’t let anything burn afterwards.Hamilton was lucky that his biggest rival wasn’t in the race from the beginning.Vettel’s failure has taken the tension out of the battle for the World Cup title.”
Sport:”Hamilton rules in chaos.Sebastian Vettel out of commission after the first round.The race was actually over shortly after the start when Hamilton’s rivals eliminated themselves.Hamilton is now 28 points ahead of Vettel and lets the muscles play.The result is a severe setback for Vettel’s title ambitions.”
El Mundo Deportivo:”In the eye of the storm Hamilton remains cool.The Briton’s victory increases his lead over Vettel to 28 points – it was the gift of the year for Ferrari.The accident between Verstappen, Räikkönen and Vettel was like a strike at the bowling alley – and he could have decided the World Cup.”