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Hamilton flames out of Malaysian GP; Rosberg finishes third

Lewis Hamilton could only muster cries of “oh no, no” as flames erupted from his Mercedes F1 car’s engine late into the Malaysian GP and with the British driver leading comfortably. What would have been certain victory fizzled out, and he looked on as teammate Nico Rosberg extended his lead in the championship race by finishing in third place. It was a Red Bull 1-2 finish at the Sepang Circuit. Daniel Ricciardo beat teammate Max Verstappen to become only the other non-Mercedes race winner this season apart from, well… Verstappen. Rosberg is now up 23 points over Hamilton, with five races left after the Malaysian GP. The German driver has 288 points… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg wins Singapore GP; retakes lead over Hamilton in title race

Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Singapore GP, finally retaking the lead in the drivers’ championship race. With six races left this season, Rosberg has snagged the momentum from teammate Lewis Hamilton. The win is Rosberg’s third in a row, after also winning in Belgium and in Italy. Hamilton, meanwhile, managed to finish in third place behind Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. With that difference, Rosberg takes an 8-point lead, with 273 points in total compared to Hamilton’s 265. Between them, the Mercedes drivers have won all but one of the 15 races so far in 2016. More than Hamilton, however, Rosberg had to fend off a pesky Ricciardo, who hung on right… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg capitalizes on Hamilton’s slow start, wins Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the first time in four races, but fellow Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg capitalized on a slow start to secure the win at the 2016 Italian Grand Prix. With the win, Rosberg’s second in a row, he moves within 2 points of Hamilton in the drivers’ standings. This is Rosberg’s seventh win this season, which is one more than Hamilton’s total. It is also the German driver’s 21st career win. While many of the fans who were at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza wanted a Ferrari win, not all was lost. The duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were able to salvage a P3 and P4… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Gets Two-Year Contract Extension with Mercedes F1 Team

Daimler announced that Nico Rosberg finally got his contract extension under its Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The company revealed that Mercedes and the German driver closed a two-extension in the latter’s contract. That means he will still be competing under the banner of the three-pointed star brand in the 2017 and 2018 F1 seasons. At the time of Rosberg’s signing. He was leading the 2016 F1 Driver Standings. However, the conclusion of the recent Hungarian Grand Prix drove him back to the second position of the rankings. He exchanged places with his teammate and reigning F1 World Champion  Lewis Hamilton after losing in the latest race. Currently, Hamilton is ahead… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton wins Hungarian GP, takes lead in championship race

Things are starting to heat up now. Lewis Hamilton took home the victory at the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix, and in doing so, also takes the lead in the F1 drivers’ championship race for the first time all season. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg fought hard until the end but had to settle for second place despite starting from pole position. Rosberg led the pack since race one, and now finds himself 6 points behind Hamilton. The good news is he’s headed back to Germany after this, and should have a strong outing at his home race next weekend. Still, it was another one-two finish for Mercedes, which has been as dominant as… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton, Rosberg could face suspensions for future collisions

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are locked in a tight battle for the 2016 Formula One driver’s championship, and it doesn’t help one bit that they are teammates. Competition between the two have led to some ugly crashes and unnecessary contact in the past, and now the two could face fines or even suspensions from Mercedes if they are to collide in a race again. This is seen as a way for the team to avoid actually issuing team orders. With contact between the Mercedes cars in three out of the past five outings, team officials are now forced to act to prevent excessive competition between their drivers from sabotaging their… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton wins 2016 Austrain GP; Rosberg finishes 4th for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton took home the victory at the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix, fending off Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. He has now won his third race out of the last four, cutting into the points lead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg once again. At the final lap, Rosberg was still actually in a position to win until he ran wide as he exited from turn 1. Hamilton pounced at the opportunity, but not after the two cars made contact. Rosberg had sparks coming out of his Mercedes, and he was visibly slowed down. Lewis passed him soon after and went on to the chequered flag. Rosberg was slapped with a 10-second penalty… Continue Reading »

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