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2013 Canadian Grand Prix

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[F1] Canadian GP: Hamilton with Podium Finish Behind Vettel and Alonso; Rosberg P5

Nobody was able to provide a challenge for Sebastian Vettel at the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, so Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton had to settle for the battle for second place. He lost that, too, but at least managed to get his third podium finish in the last seven races. Hamilton said that his car ‘felt fantastic’ but lamented the lack of pace compared to Vettel and Alonso. “I was on the maximum that I could possibly drive and we got absolutely everything out of the car today,” said the Brit. “It would have been nice to have kept second place, of course, but Fernando was very quick today and… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Canadian GP: Hamilton in Front Row, Rosberg Starts P4

During rain-soaked qualifying, Lewis Hamilton had a chance to take pole position for Mercedes AMG Petronas, but had to settle for P2 alongside Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. It’s the first time in four races that the Brit managed to out-qualify teammate Nico Rosberg, who settled for P4 behind the surprising P3 of Valtteri Bottas of Williams F1. With conditions deteriorating in Q2 so much that there was a red-flag incident involving Felipe Massa, Hamilton was able to pace the pack with 1:27.649. Hamilton clocked at 1:25.512, with a critical miss in the turn-in right into the last corner that cost him pole position. Hamilton liked the front row start, but… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes Aims to Build on Monaco Win at Canadian Grand Prix

With one win finally¬†in the bag, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team is keen on keeping their momentum going. The team is hoping for another solid performance at the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix this coming weekend. The Canadian GP presents a challenge in terms of brake wear, as there are six times each lap where drivers brake from 250 kph or more. In addition, 11 of 14 corners are at 160 kph. Nico Rosberg, fresh off his Monaco GP win, where he led all laps (the first to accomplish the feat this season) from pole position, says that the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is among his favorite F1 tracks and is… Continue Reading »

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