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Hamilton flames out of Malaysian GP; Rosberg finishes third

Lewis Hamilton could only muster cries of “oh no, no” as flames erupted from his Mercedes F1 car’s engine late into the Malaysian GP and with the British driver leading comfortably. What would have been certain victory fizzled out, and he looked on as teammate Nico Rosberg extended his lead in the championship race by finishing in third place. It was a Red Bull 1-2 finish at the Sepang Circuit. Daniel Ricciardo beat teammate Max Verstappen to become only the other non-Mercedes race winner this season apart from, well… Verstappen. Rosberg is now up 23 points over Hamilton, with five races left after the Malaysian GP. The German driver has 288 points… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg wins Singapore GP; retakes lead over Hamilton in title race

Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Singapore GP, finally retaking the lead in the drivers’ championship race. With six races left this season, Rosberg has snagged the momentum from teammate Lewis Hamilton. The win is Rosberg’s third in a row, after also winning in Belgium and in Italy. Hamilton, meanwhile, managed to finish in third place behind Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. With that difference, Rosberg takes an 8-point lead, with 273 points in total compared to Hamilton’s 265. Between them, the Mercedes drivers have won all but one of the 15 races so far in 2016. More than Hamilton, however, Rosberg had to fend off a pesky Ricciardo, who hung on right… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg capitalizes on Hamilton’s slow start, wins Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the first time in four races, but fellow Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg capitalized on a slow start to secure the win at the 2016 Italian Grand Prix. With the win, Rosberg’s second in a row, he moves within 2 points of Hamilton in the drivers’ standings. This is Rosberg’s seventh win this season, which is one more than Hamilton’s total. It is also the German driver’s 21st career win. While many of the fans who were at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza wanted a Ferrari win, not all was lost. The duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were able to salvage a P3 and P4… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Bags the Victory in F1 Belgian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg is back on his winning ways. The German bagged the victory in the recently concluded Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix. However, it was his partner who really showed a very impressive performance. Rosberg started with a pole position in Belgium, which gave him a huge advantage in the race. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team driver finished with a time of 1:44:51.058. He was followed by Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull who was only 14.113 seconds behind. Rosberg’s win pushed him closer to his partner Lewis Hamilton in the 2016 season’s Driver Standings. The current score of the two are 223 and 232, respectively, with the reigning world champion still in… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg wins Belgian GP; Hamilton goes from back row to podium

In the first race back from the mid-season F1 break, Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix, snapping a four-race skid that saw him relinquish the points lead to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. eanwhile, Hamilton took third place despite starting the race from the back row. He was able to make up places quick thanks to some early chaos. He managed to get his car to P13 before the incident that defined the race. Thanks to a red-flag situation caused by Kevin Magnussen driving his Renault into a wall, the red flag was deployed and the race was even suspended for a short time right after in order to… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Might Lose 20 Grid Places in Belgium Race

Lewis Hamilton is in danger of losing his score-advantage over his teammate Nico Rosberg this Sunday’s Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix. The reigning F1 world champion will likely suffer at least a 20-grid penalty in the race. According to BBC, Hamilton already exceeded the use of some of his allowable engine tokens for the season. Due to the continuous engine-related woes he has been encountering, new components have to be installed in his Silver Arrow’s power unit. The source said F1 drivers are only allowed to use a maximum of five out of the six parts of an engine. Going beyond that would mean a grid penalty. So far, Hamilton used up… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Gets Two-Year Contract Extension with Mercedes F1 Team

Daimler announced that Nico Rosberg finally got his contract extension under its Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The company revealed that Mercedes and the German driver closed a two-extension in the latter’s contract. That means he will still be competing under the banner of the three-pointed star brand in the 2017 and 2018 F1 seasons. At the time of Rosberg’s signing. He was leading the 2016 F1 Driver Standings. However, the conclusion of the recent Hungarian Grand Prix drove him back to the second position of the rankings. He exchanged places with his teammate and reigning F1 World Champion  Lewis Hamilton after losing in the latest race. Currently, Hamilton is ahead… Continue Reading »

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