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Hamilton to open 2017 F1 season in pole position

Lewis Hamilton will be in pole position to kick off the 2017 F1 season. The Mercedes driver won a tight qualifying which saw Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel take P2 (with a time of 1:22.456) and new Silver Arrows driver Valtteri Bottas claim P3 (1:22.481). Hamilton clocked 1:22.188, a mere 0.268 ahead of Vettel, while Bottas was just a shade behind P2 with a 0.025 difference between himself and the Ferrari. The pole position is the 62nd of Hamilton’s career. He is in third on the all-time list, and he’s closing in fast on Ayrton Senna with 65. Michael Schumacher is at the top of that list with 68. It’s not outside… Continue Reading »

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Meet the F1 W08 EQ Power+

Defending F1 champion Mercedes AMG Petronas has unveiled its 2017 entry, the all-new F1 W08 EQ Power+. The new car was launched at the team’s Silverstone facility, broadcast over live 360-degree video on Facebook as well as on YouTube and the team’s site. Not only does it sport a new naming convention and some new livery, it’s packed with the level of performance, technology, and engineering you would come to expect from the Silver Arrows. A familiar contender along with one new face will be behind the wheels of the F1 W08 for the team this season, which should see the fastest cars in the sport thanks to new aerodynamic… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Says He Has No Problems With Mercedes F1

The three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton recently ranted about data sharing in racing. However, he later cleared out that he had no problems with the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and Valtteri Bottas. In an interview with UBS Formula One, Hamilton complained about the practice being unfair because it allows another driver to gain an advantage by studying someone else’s “homework”. “I go out, do my laps, do all my homework and the other guy can see everything,” the Mercedes driver said. “Because of this data, they can just copy you, by braking five metres earlier here, two metres there. That’s what I really dislike,” he explained. “That’s what I… Continue Reading »

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Claire Williams Hints the Move of Valtteri Bottas to Mercedes F1

Claire Williams, the deputy principal of Williams Racing team in Formula One, hinted that Valtteri Bottas is moving to Mercedes AMG Petronas. The driver would come as a replacement to the now-retired 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg in Mercedes, and he will be partnered with the three-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. BBC Sport reported that when Williams was asked a question if there was already “crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s” regarding Bottas’ switch to Mercedes, she replied, “It is exactly that.” Williams said that when Rosberg made an exit from the sport, she already expected a call from Toto Wolff. She added that she doesn’t want to hinder a driver who… Continue Reading »

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What Ever Happened to Michael Schumacher?

Michael Schumacher just celebrated his 48th birthday on January 3 this year. Also, a little more than three years ago, on December 29, 2013, the Formula One legend suffered a serious injury following a skiing accident. So, how is he doing now? UK’s Daily Star recently featured an interview with Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm in an attempt to get an update about the former F1 driver’s condition. She dodged the specifics about Schumacher’s current condition. However, she showed a great deal of positivity in the F1 legend’s health status. The manager of Schumacher revealed that she is holding back the details of her client’s condition because she had to keep into… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg is 2016 F1 champion

Nico Rosberg did not win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix… but he didn’t need to. His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton needed a miracle to overcome Rosberg’s lead in the points, and while Hamilton took the race win, Rosberg took second place, which was more than enough to become the 2016 F1 champion. This is Rosberg’s first F1 championship, having spent 11 seasons and accomplishing 206 starts so far in his F1 career. He capitalized on a hot start, winning the first four races of the season and scoring just enough points to keep Hamilton’s charge at bay. He became F1 champion 34 years after his father, Keke Rosberg, accomplished the… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes Brazilian Grand Prix, stays in hunt for title

Lewis Hamilton won the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix, and thus kept his title hopes alive. In a rainy afternoon at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Hamilton outraced his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to stay alive in the championship quest heading into the final race of the 2016 Formula One season. Rain persisted throughout the race, which led to repeated appearances by the safety car and also a couple of red flag situations. The race started under the safety car, and it would keep getting called back to the track because of the changing weather conditions. There were also two red flag situations in total, and at some point many doubted whether the… Continue Reading »

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