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2011 Formula One Championship

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Mercedes GP Fails to Finish in Points at Monaco

In the middle of the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix, Mercedes GP was still in the thick of things, with both Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher poised to finish in the points with a well-placed push. However, it was not meant to be. Red Bull dominated again, with Sebastian Vettel winning another race and Mark Webber finishing fourth. McLaren Mercedes’ Jenson Button had as much as 14 seconds ahead of Vettel at some point earlier in the race, but when the safety car was brought in for the first time, it allowed the rest of the contenders to get close. Teammate Lewis Hamilton managed to keep his sixth-place finish despite having… Continue Reading »

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Vettel Gets Another Win as Schumi, Rosberg bags 6th and 7th

Another race, a familiar result—Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel keeps winning, and he did the same at the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix. Vettel held off a furious challenge from McLaren-Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to claim the top spot, while Jenson Button grabbed third place. Meanwhile, the Mercedes GP drivers took consecutive places with Michael Schumacher having an impressive outing at sixth and Nico Rosberg getting seventh. Schumacher, starting at tenth position on his 272nd grand prix, was able to finish strong to take the sixth spot. This was a good way of silencing critics who were questioning whether the 42-year-old driver was still fit to compete. Incidentally, Schumacher is the sole active… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg, Schumi Start at 7th, 10th at Spanish GP

Mercedes GP has two drivers in the top 10 at the Spanish Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg placing seventh in qualifying and Schumacher finishing at tenth despite not running his MGP W02 in Q3. Rosberg (1:22:599 in Q3) had 1:22:569 in Q2 but couldn’t improve his performance to get ahead. Meanwhile, Schumi decided not to go for a run in Q3 in order to save on soft tires, which meant he had to be out on the hard tires for the final 10-minute qualifying period. At the pole to start the GP are the two Red Bull Racing cars, as Mark Webber snatched pole from teammate Sebastian Vettel with a… Continue Reading »

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