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F1: Mercedes secures front-row start at Chinese GP

Lewis Hamilton did not waste any time trying to get back into the saddle after missing his chance at the last race. The defending F1 champ took pole position after a solid, tight qualifying run at the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix, while teammate Nico Rosberg took P2 for another Mercedes front-row start. Hamilton clinched his 41st career pole position by registering a lap time that was a mere 0.4 seconds better than that of Rosberg. The British driver attributed his success at the Shanghai International Circuit to the layout suiting his driving style and him enjoying driving on this particular track. He also credited fan support present on the track…. Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Says His Mercedes Contract Negotiation is a Pain

“A pain in the back side.” That’s how Lewis Hamilton recently described his ongoing contract renewal negotiations with Mercedes is going. According to UK’s The Guardian, the reigning Formula One World Champion hinted that with the hassles he is facing now in his talks with Mercedes as regards to his new contract, he is contemplating of not taking over the whole negotiation process again in the future. It should be noted that Hamilton just ended his association with Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment sometime last year. As a result, he was left to take over the helm of the whole negotiation process. It was reported that he also dished out fresh terms… Continue Reading »

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F1: Malaysian GP – Mercedes finishes 2, 3 as Vettel grabs race win

It’s official: we have a competition in our hands for the 2015 Formula One season. Sebastian Vettel grabbed the victory at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of the two Mercedes cars, showing that there’s a lot of work to be done by the defending constructors champion if it wants to fend off Ferrari this year. Lewis Hamilton failed to convert a pole position into a race victory for the first time in the last eight poles, but still finished second while Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg took the third and final spot on the podium at the Sepang Circuit. Hamilton finished a whopping 8.57 seconds behind the Ferrari, though. There was… Continue Reading »

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F1: Malaysian GP qualifying – Mercedes’ Hamilton takes pole; Rosberg in P3

Don’t look now, but Ferrari’s trying to spoil the party. Lewis Hamilton will start the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday in pole position, after edging out Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg took P3 on the starting grid after a rainy qualifying session. The three Q3 times for the top 3 qualifiers were close: Hamilton posted 1:49.834, Vettel 1:49.908, and Rosberg 1:50.299. Hamilton actually set that time on his initial flying lap and never actually got to improve it, allowing Vettel to edge a bit too close for comfort. In the end, though, Hamilton was able to clinch his 40th career F1 pole position. Meanwhile, surrendering P2 to the Ferrari means ending a… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Reacts to Engine Equalization Proposals

Lewis Hamilton appeared to be in high spirits lately. Well, if you had the World Championship in your current record plus a perfect start in the 2015 season, who wouldn’t be? But of course, being on top of the game would always give you that big bullseye on your back from rivaling drivers, competing teams and critics. One of the major issues raised by competitors (a special mention to Red Bull) is that the dominance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas in Formula One since last year has made the races boring. Thus, there have been calls for engine equalization to get the competition closer. According to Hamilton, going through the engine equalization right now would be… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Vows to Set Another Record in Formula One

Coming off from a Formula One World Championship win last season as well as a fresh and perfect victory in Australian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton promised everyone that he will set another record in the sport with his Mercedes Silver Arrow. According to Daily Mail, one of the targets in Hamilton’s sights is breaking the record his team set last year when it comes to number of victories in a season. It should be noted that F1 team Mercedes-AMG Petronas won 16 out of the 19 races in 2014. So far, that’s the highest number of wins in a season, surpassing the previous 15 victories set by McLaren in 1988 together with Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Sails Smoothly to the Finish in F1 Australian GP

Being a Formula One World Champion is hard because it is coupled with high expectations. Thankfully, Lewis Hamilton didn’t disappoint his legion of fans as he won the 2015 F1 Australian Grand Prix in a dominating fashion. The race saw Mercedes-AMG Petronas assert itself again as the most superior team on the track. Next to Hamilton was his teammate, Nico Rosberg, giving their team a one-two finish once more—something that we have seen numerous times in the 2014 season. It should be noted though that Hamilton won with a time of 1:31:54.067. That was by 1 minute and 36 seconds ahead of Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel also rebounded with a podium finish in his debut… Continue Reading »

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