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F1: Hamilton wins 2015 Italian GP as Mercedes teammate Rosberg flames out

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 Italian Grand Prix from pole position, taking his seventh win this season and third in the last four outings. The day was not as kind to Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate, however, as the back of Nico Rosberg’s car caught fire two laps from the finish as he tried to pass Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. Rosberg pulls over with back of his Mercedes flaming just two laps from end #ItalianGP #ForzaF1 — Formula 1 (@F1) September 6, 2015 Joining Hamilton on the Podium are Vettel and Williams’ Felipe Massa. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who was among the favorites to win this race after qualifying in the front row of the… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Investigates the Engine Problem of Nico Rosberg

It seems the gremlins are at work again. In the recent qualifying race of Formula One for the Italian Grand Prix, the position of Nico Rosberg was compromised due to an engine trouble. According to Autosport, Toto Wolff said the incident remains “a big question mark” for Mercedes-AMG Petronas team. Rosberg had to revert to an engine with their previous mechanical specifications due to this unfortunate event. As a result, it only allowed him to finish fourth behind their contenders from Ferrari. It should be noted that Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are set to start second and third, respectively, in the Italian GP after the mysterious issue with the engine of the German Mercedes… Continue Reading »


Hamilton wins pole for Italian Grand Prix; Rosberg in row 2

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton captured yet another pole position, beating out Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen for the chance to start at the front of the grid at the 2015 Italian Grand Prix. Raikkonen’s teammate Sebastian Vettel qualified at P3, followed by Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in p4. The qualifying times were close, with Hamilton emerging on top thanks to his 1:23.397. Raikkonen was at 1:23.631, which was just a shade better than Vettel’s 1:23.685. Rosberg topped out at 1:23.703. This most recent pole is Hamilton’s seventh straight and eleventh out of twelve GPs so far in the 2015 Formula One season. Seven straight poles were the best done by Alain Prost… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Proposes Halo Concept for F1

After the tragic death of Justin Wilson, the Formula One governing body is once again considering a closed cockpit for its race cars. In line with this, Mercedes proposed a halo concept to protect its drivers. The design of the canopy aims to solve the issues that were raised during the early testing of a closed cockpit idea, namely: Debris bouncing the canopy at high speeds could ricochet to other cars, or worse, the spectators. Having a canopy would impede immediate access to the driver in the event of an accident. The halo concept of Mercedes is made to protect the driver as well as reduce the tendency of the bouncing object… Continue Reading »


Lewis Hamilton Wins the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix

Formula One team Mercedes-AMG Petronas is back in its winning ways. In the recently-concluded Belgian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton once again grabbed the win while his teammate Nico Rosberg took the second place. It should be noted that Hamilton finished 1:23:40.387. Rosberg crossed the checkered flag at 1:23:42.445. Mercedes began the race with a lockdown in the first and second pole positions. These spots gave its drivers their much-needed advantage at the start of the event. However, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was looking to challenge Hamilton and Rosberg once more in the early going by gaining on them from the third place. Unfortunately, the former champ experienced tire problems later, pushing his position behind in the… Continue Reading »


Red Bull Exiting From Renault Engine Deal in 2016 in Favor of Mercedes

From consistently complaining about the continuous dominance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas in Formula One, Infinity Red Bull Racing might split up after the 2015 season. Early last month, it was revealed that Red Bull was considering a switch to the winning engine, that is going for Mercedes-AMG power units for its race cars. New reports from sporting websites say it is definitely happening. Mercedes remained officially mum on the matter though when the rumors leaked out, except for some hints from the personal interviews of the team boss Toto Wolff and its non-executive chairman Niki Lauda. Red Bull declined commenting on the subject too. Lauda immediately downplayed the possibility of the… Continue Reading »


2015 Belgian Grand Prix qualifying: Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Mercedes; Rosberg P2

Mercedes AMG Petronas was able to get back in the groove with another front-row lockout in qualifying for the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton secured his tenth pole position in 11 races so far this season. Teammate Nico Rosberg stayed close until Q3, but was unable to take pole from Hamilton and thus settled for P2. Of course, a good start could see Rosberg right up there with Hamilton to start the race. With Rosberg competitive all weekend, there’s no doubt he’ll give Hamiton a run for his money. This pole also happens to be Hamilton’s sixth straight, and that puts him in a tie with Mika Hakkinen, who set… Continue Reading »


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