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Monaco GP qualifying: Mercedes struggles

Lewis Hamilton’s struggles continued from practice to qualifying, limping to P14 on the grid at the Monaco GP. “I was devastated after the session,” said Hamilton. He said he couldn’t even get out of his car. At one point, he almost crashed. He also struggled consistently with his car’s tyre set up. So he could only watch as a crash dashed what would be his final attempt to get into P3. There, the Ferrari drivers would end up on top after a tightly fought session. Kimi Raikkonen took pole position, followed by Sebastian Vettel. Not all was lost for Mercedes, though, as Valtteri Bottas was able to come in third… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes the victory at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton took home the win at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix, thereby breaking a streak of 10 different winners by becoming the sole repeat winner in the last 11 years. Hamilton not only scored his second victory of the season, he also recorded his second hat trick this year as he started from pole and also set the fastest lap in the race. This is the British driver’s 12th career hat trick, which puts him in second all-time behind Michael Schumacher who recorded 22. It is also Hamilton’s 55th career victory. Only three current drivers have won twice in Spain–the other two being Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Sebastian… Continue Reading »

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Spanish Grand Prix: Hamilton takes pole ahead of Vettel

Lewis Hamilton edged out Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to take pole position at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix. It was close as it could be, with the Mercedes prevailing by only 0.051 seconds after setting a time of 1:19.149 versus 1:19.200 for the Ferrari. The other Mercedes car of Valtteri Bottas qualified in P3, while the other Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen took P4. The two Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, respectively, occupy the third rowyin   . McLaren had a surprising performance from hometown hero Fernando Alonso, who took P7 in qualifying. The Mercedes cars completed one run apiece in Q1 and Q2, then made two runs in… Continue Reading »

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Valtteri Bottas Snatches the Win in 2017 F1 Russian GP

Valtteri Bottas emerged victorious in the 2017 Formula One Russian Grand Prix. The event marked the second win of Mercedes AMG Petronas this season and the Finn’s first win in his F1 career. Bottas overcame four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who was expected to win the race following his impressive showing during the practices in Sochi and in the qualifying race wherein he landed the pole position. Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton sadly fell in the fourth place, failing to overtake the veteran and 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari. Bottas was elated in his triumphant finish after more than 80 career starts. His fellow drivers showed strong support in his… Continue Reading »

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Ferrari Beats Mercedes in F1 Qualifying

Ferrari continued its momentum at the Formula One Qualifying held this Saturday for the Russian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel locked the pole position while his teammate Kimi Raikkonen grabbed the second place. Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton landed on third and fourth in the starting grid in Sochi, respectively. The battle in Russia seem to be between Ferrari and Mercedes based on the recent F1 Qualifying results. The red cars beat the Silver Arrows by a tenth of a second. No other teams came that close to the leaders as the fifth-placer Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull was more than a second slower than Hamilton’s race car. During Q1,… Continue Reading »

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Did Mercedes F1 Team Sandbag During Sochi Practice?

Ferrari appeared impressive during the Sochi practice for the upcoming Formula One Russian Grand Prix. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel’s car finished more than half a second faster than three-time world champion Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton. However, the Ferrari driver was not convinced of the results. Vettel alleged that Mercedes F1 might have sandbagged during practice. He recalled the dominating record of the team in Sochi as they secured every pole and led every lap in the circuit since its inaugural race in 2014. He pointed another example last year when Williams was expected to be the fastest only for Mercedes to prove the predictions wrong. The Ferrari driver expects Mercedes to come out strong… Continue Reading »

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Bahrain GP: Hamilton, Bottas finish in podium but Vettel secures win

The 2017 Bahrain GP was surely fruitful for Mercedes. The team did, after all, see Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finish in second and third place, respectively. However, it’s disappointing for the team to see Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari take home the race victory. Bottas started from pole and managed to hold off Vettel at the start, but eventually finished 20 seconds out of the top spot. Hamilton made a play for it late in the game but could not catch Vettel, who took the victory 6.6 seconds ahead of Hamilton to take the lead in the drivers’ standings. This was a very tactical race, and Vettel made the correct calls…. Continue Reading »

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