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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 »


Mechanics Swap in Mercedes F1 is Not an Issue

Nico Rosberg is on fire. He’s been unrelenting in the first four races of the 2016 season. Some analysts claimed that his advantage may have come from swapping mechanics with the reigning Formula One Drivers’ World Champion Lewis Hamilton. However, an expert does not agree with such analysis. Dominic Harlow, a former Williams senior operations engineer, commented on the matter in an interview featured at Sky Sports F1 page earlier. He said that the swapping of the five personnel of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team between the garage of Rosberg and Hamilton posed no significant impact in terms of car performance. Harlow explained that the performance change would only happen… Continue Reading »


Mercedes gets one-two as Rosberg keeps rolling in Russian GP

It’s looking more and more like Nico Rosberg’s year, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver took home the victory for the fourth straight race this 2016 F1 season. Teammate Lewis Hamilton took advantage of an early appearance by the safety car to move from P10 in the starting grid to a second-place finish, giving the team its second one-two finish this year so far. Kimi Raikkonen took the final podium spot, but the Ferrari just did not have the pace to challenge the Mercedes cars in this one. The red cars’ efforts were also hampered early on after Sebastian Vettel was bumped from behind by Daniil Kvyat not once but twice,… Continue Reading »


Lewis Hamilton Will Use Faulty Engine in China as Spare

Lewis Hamilton will still use the problematic engine he had in the previous race as a spare. According to Autosport, Mercedes already identified the issue that held back the reigning Formula One champion at the qualifying of the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton is yet to win a race in the current F1 season. The worst performance he had so far was during the event in China. A fault in the power unit of his Silver Arrow prevented him from doing a flying lap in the qualifying. Based on the report, the car of Hamilton had been stripped down of its MGU-H. The team suspects that the problem is from the… Continue Reading »


Nico Rosberg Wins Formula One Chinese GP

Nico Rosberg is on fire! The German once again captured a win in the recently concluded 2016 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix. In doing so, the German driver extended his lead over the current F1 Drivers’ Champion and his teammate, Lewis Hamilton. The victory also makes him the fourth man in the history of the sport to win six consecutive races. It should be noted that he owned everyone in the last three races of the 2015 season and in the first three races of the present season. The troubles of Hamilton in China continued. After getting an engine failure in yesterday’s qualifying, which placed him at the back grid… Continue Reading »


Hamilton and Rosberg Argue Over Who’s Paying Chinese Dinner

The real action in the 2016 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix is yet to start. However, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were at it again. According to numerous sources like UK’s Mirror, the latest spat between the two was over who was paying for dinner. Recently, Felipe Massa of Williams posted a photo will all but four F1 drivers in it at a Chinese restaurant. Based on the story, it was where the incident of Hamilton and Rosberg took place. When it was time to settle the bill for their dinner, Hamilton offered to take care of it. However, Rosberg went Dutch and suggested that all 18 drivers in the dinner… Continue Reading »


Nico Rosberg Looks to Ink New Deal with Mercedes F1

Nico Rosberg is expecting that Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team will ink a new deal with him when his contract ends this season. According to a report, the negotiations might start mid-2016. Rosberg stated that he is looking to spend more time with the Mercedes F1 group as he is happy in his current position. It should be noted that he has been with the team for seven seasons already. The German joined just the year after Mercedes took over Brawn GP. He even had the opportunity to team up with one of the greatest drivers in the sport, Michael Schumacher. Since the start of Rosberg’s tenure with the… Continue Reading »


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