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Official: Michael Schumacher to race for Mercedes GP in 2010

After weeks and even months of rumors and speculation, it has finally drawn to a close. Michael Schumacher will join the Mercedes GP in 2010 as Nico Rosberg’s team mate. He has signed a 1 year contract, and weill earn approximately 7 million euros while there. Schumacher recently underwent medical checks and is confident he is back to full fitness. “Mercedes Grand Prix Petronas represents a new challenge for me both in a sporting and a personal context,” Schumacher commented. “It is a new chapter in my racing career and I am really looking forward to working with my old friend Ross Brawn and my companions from my days with… Continue Reading »

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2009 Bahrain Grand Prix

Who would have thought that Brawn GP would be leading both in the constructors and drivers leader board, with Button and Barrichello in the one and two position, just a month or so ago. This season has been turned upside down by the Brawn GP guys, as Mclaren Mercedes and Ferrari are having enormous difficulties not only keeping up with them but also scoring any points. This weekend was no different, Jensen Button finished first, ahead of Vettel (another big surprise this year) and Trulli – Lewis finished 4th. Either way, the Mercedes engine is kicking some serious butt, well in the hands of Jensen Button and Barrichello. That same… Continue Reading »

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Video: Lewis Hamilton crashing into Raikkonen during GP in Canada

Here is a video of the accident between Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen. Lewis Hamilton retired on lap 20 after his pit stop during the Safety Car period, when he hit Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari at the pit lane exit who had stopped. While you can clearly see Nico Rossberg’s tail light flashing red (indicating that he is braking), Kimi’s light is not flashing at all, even though, he is clearly slowing down before reaching the while line, not sure why this happened, but it might be that Hamilton did not notice Raikkonen stopping.

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Formula 1 Grand Prix in Canada

A careless and stupid mistake from Lewis Hamilton caused him to retire in the 20th lap of the race, after hitting Kimi Rà¤ikkà¶nen’s Ferrari at the pit lane exit who had stopped for a red light. Heikki Kovalainen finished the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in ninth place. After 70 laps, Heikki took the chequered flag 54.4sec behind winner Robert Kubica. After the seventh of 18 Grands Prix, Lewis is second in the drivers’ ranking, tied with Felipe Massa (Ferrari) on 38 points; Kubica leads with 42 points. Heikki is sixth overall with 15 points. In the Constructors’ Championship, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is third with 53 points; Ferrari leads with… Continue Reading »

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Formula 1 Grand Prix in Turkey

McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finished the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul in second place. After 58 laps, he came home 3.7sec behind winner Felipe Massa (Ferrari). Lewis’s team mate Heikki Kovalainen had to make an unscheduled stop on lap two following an incident at the first corner which damaged his left rear tire. Heikki ended up 12th. After the fifth of 18 Grands Prix, McLaren Mercedes is third in the Constructors’ Championship with 42 points; Ferrari leads with 63 points. Lewis is third in the drivers’ ranking with 28 points, tied on points with Felipe Massa in second place; Heikki is sixth with 14 points. Kimi Rà¤ikkà¶nen leads with… Continue Reading »

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