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F1: Rosberg tops qualifying at European Grand Prix; Hamilton to start in P10

Nico Rosberg should be feeling a bit better now. The points leader so far in the 2016 Formula One season has had his lead slashed from 43 down to just nine, but he will get a boost at the European Grand Prix after qualifying in pole position. What’s more, his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton ran into problems and hit a wall in Q3, resulting in a red flag for the session and a P10 start for Hamilton. This was after Hamilton made light of the difficulties that drivers were pointing out about the new street circuit in Baku. He had the right to up until FP3, though, posting dominating times. But… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton finally wins one in Monaco

Lewis Hamilton finally managed to win a race in the 2016 Formula One season, with a solid victory ahead of Daniel Ricciardo at the Monaco Grand Prix. This was an exceptionally important outing for Hamilton after his fateful crash with teammate Nico Rosberg at the opening lap of the previous race. Hamilton was able to hold on to the first spot thanks in part to a pit stop blunder by Red Bull in lap 33, with the pit crew apparently not ready to receive Ricciardo and thus costing the driver a considerable amount of time. The other Mercedes car of Nico Rosberg, who was earlier ordered to let Hamilton pass through, could… Continue Reading »

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Formula One Fans Get Chance to Win $50,000

The Official Managed Connectivity Supplier of Mercedes AMG Petronas and the Official Connectivity Provider of Formula One, Tata Communications, recently announced a new challenge that will allow motorsport fans a way to win as much as $50,000. According to Formula1.com the company is launching the 2016 Connectivity Innovation Prize. The contest includes two technology challenges aimed at F1 fans who are also tech-inclined. The first challenge calls on tech-savvy fans of the sport to develop ways to enhance the viewing pleasure of people watching F1 events from home. It challenges the participants to come up with ways to harness the power of virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) to boost the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Drivers Not Punished by Stewards After Spanish GP Incident

Tension escalated quickly at the 2016 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix. Just four turns from the starting line, the Silver Arrows of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided with each other, which led to their early elimination from the race. Despite the straight faces of the drivers following the event, there was another turbulence evidently brewing within the Mercedes F1 team. Opinions were divided after reviewing clips of the incident. Most blamed Hamilton for the unfortunate outcome while some said it was a result of Rosberg’s over aggressiveness. Reports earlier claimed Hamilton will likely get reprimanded by the stewards. If found at fault over the incident, he might get a 10-place… Continue Reading »

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F1: Epic crash knocks out both Mercedes cars in lap 1 of Spanish Grand Prix

Well, that escalated quickly. Lap one of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix saw a Mercedes on Mercedes crash, taking out the top two contenders in the season so far. This paved the way for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to be the youngest race winner in Formula One history.  Right after the start, Hamilton was able to get ahead of Rosberg but the German managed to snag back the lead by turn 3. Then, the proverbial sh-t hit the fan on the lead-up to turn 4. Check out the crash below; the carnage starts at around the 22-second mark of the video. Well, it’s going to be hard to say because both guys… Continue Reading »

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Why Mercedes F1 Team Failed to Get Max Verstappen

The recent qualifying for the 2016 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix proved that the battle for supremacy is not just between the Mercedes F1 team and Ferrari. Red Bull showed that it is still a force to be reckoned with when both its drivers landed on the third and fourth positions. One of the guys in Red Bull who is grabbing everybody’s attention right now is the 18-year old Max Verstappen. The young driver is the newest addition in the Red Bull lineup as announcement of his move to the team just came ahead of the Spanish GP. He went into the group as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat, who… Continue Reading »

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What Lewis Hamilton has to do to win the Spanish Grand Prix

So far in 2016, Lewis Hamilton has not had much luck. The defending Formula One drivers champion hasn’t won a race in four tries, struggling with reliability issues on his F1 W07 Hybrid multiple times. In the free practices leading up to qualifying, the car issues continued until the team decided to go with a setup that’s closer to Nico Rosberg’s–and guess what, Hamilton took pole position (the 52nd of his career and third this season) to start the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix ahead of the pack. Now, what does the Brit have to do to win the race? Get a good start “If you want to change things pole is… Continue Reading »

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