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Abu Dhabi GP: Rosberg takes pole, sets up winner-take-all race against Mercedes teammate Hamilton

The battle for the 2014 drivers’ championship is going down the wire. Nico Rosberg took pole position in qualifying for the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race in the F1 season calendar that’s worth double the championship points. His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton qualified into P2, making this the eighth straight front-row lockout by the Silver Arrows team and setting up a final battle that will determine the top driver this season. Apart from that, this result means that a Mercedes driver won the pole position in 18 out of the 19 races in the season, and the team has also secured the front row 12 times in total. On another note, Mercedes power… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg wins 2014 Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg was not going to give this one away. The German driver held off teammate Lewis Hamilton from start to finish to win the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix to cut Hamilton’s lead in the standings to 17 points heading into the final race of the season. It was a tight battle between the two Mercedes cars, with Rosberg eventually prevailing over 71 contested laps. When the dust settled, Rosberg clocked in at 1:30:02.555, 1.4 seconds ahead of Hamilton. The final showdown will be held a couple of weeks from now, with double points at stake. There, Rosberg will surely aim for the win – but that will not be enough. Even… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1: Hamilton wins United States Grand Prix ahead of Rosberg

Can Lewis Hamilton hold off Nico Rosberg? Based on how he dominated his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammate at the United States Grand Prix, the answer is: he most certainly can. Hamilton was fairly outpaced by Rosberg during the qualifying session for the race, but the Brit had no problems taking care of the race proper. He took the chequered flag 4.3 seconds ahead of his teammate, and more than 25 seconds ahead of third-placer Daniel Ricciardo. This fourth-straight win allowed Hamilton, who has 316 points now, to extend his lead to 24 over Rosberg, who has 292. Every point counts as we head to the final two races, the second of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg races to United States Grand Prix pole position

Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg is chasing teammate Lewis Hamilton for the 2014 drivers championship, and his bid just got a boost after the German took pole position at the United States Grand Prix qualifying session. Trailing by 17 points with three races left, Rosberg is scrambling to cut into his teammate’s lead. Each driver has had one retirement over the past five races, but Hamilton has finished first in four, while Rosberg finished second in as many races. It will surely go down the wire, especially when you consider that the last race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will be worth double the points. Can Hamilton hold Rosberg off? Hamilton was fastest… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Gives Away a Total of £7 Million to Brackley Employees

Following the impressive win of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the Formula One Russian Grand Prix, the three-pointed marque finally got its hand on the most-coveted constructors’ championship. It should be noted that it is the first time for Mercedes to achieve the title since joining F1. To celebrate the important milestone in the sporting history of the German brand, the top brass of the company decided to release a total of £7 million to be distributed to its 700 employees in its Brackley facility, according to The Telegraph. Breaking down the amount, that’s around £10,000 bonus to all the staff there, including the engineer, chef and cleaner. The report claimed though… Continue Reading »

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Fifth-straight Mercedes front-row lockout at 2014 Russian Grand Prix qualifying

With Lewis Hamilton getting his 38th career pole position and Nico Rosberg taking P2 at the qualifying session for the 2014 Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG Petronas has scored its fifth-straight front-row lockout. The pole is also the team’s 15th out of the 16 races so far this season. Running on a new track, both drivers expressed delight in their runs in practice as they got accustomed to the Sochi circuit. Qualifying proved to be harder for them, as they needed to adapt to different things especially given the smooth surface on the new track. “It’s an amazing feeling to come to this beautiful place and to race on this track,”… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Hamilton wins short-lived Japanese Grand Prix; Rosberg second in race marred by Bianchi crash

Mercedes AMG Petronas’ Lewis Hamilton took the victory as the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix ended prematurely, allowing the Brit to extend his lead over teammate Nico Rosberg, who started on pole but had to settle for second place. The race had to be ended early and the results backdated after a serious crash involving Jules Bianchi of Marussia and a JCB recovery vehicle, which was attending to an incident from the previous lap. “My thoughts are with my colleague,” Rosberg said. “They have given us some information and it seems very, very serious.” Typhoon Phanfone made its mark on the race early on, with standing water accumulating on the track and water splashing… Continue Reading »

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