The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team today launched the car it will campaign in the 2009 FIA Formula 1 World Championship at its headquarters in Woking, England. Unveiled by world champion Lewis Hamilton and his team-mate Heikki Kovalainen, the new MP4-24 bears little resemblance to its world championship-winning predecessor due to the introduction of a raft of new rules that have radically reshaped Formula 1 ahead of the 2009 season. Now featuring heavily revised bodywork, re-sculpted front and rear wings, slick tires and a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), the MP4-24 has been in development since September 2007 in order to successfully accommodate the huge changes to the technical… Continue Reading »
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The Isle of Man, known around the world for its love of motorsport, is celebrating Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 F1 World Championship by issuing a set of six exciting stamps featuring images of his championship year. Isle of man, for those that don’t know, is a semi-autonomous British island, whish has no speed limits, and is home to a handful of motorbike champions; Even Jeremy Clarkson has a house there. Now we have a better idea why they have issued the Lewis Hamilton stamps.
Well here you have the current Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton give an interview and share his experience during the last lap of the final Grand Prix in Brazil with the media, when something pretty unexpected happens. Sure it’s a commercial, but for one second, you actually think its real, well at least I did. We’d love to see Hamilton in some more ads, which I am sure there will be, as he is the current World Champion, can it get any better, well he could always win a second WC.
Lewis Hamilton is the 2008 Formula 1 World Champion. In a dramatic Brazilian Grand Prix with rain before the start and rain short before the finish, Lewis decided the title battle at the last corner of the 71-lap race, when he overtook Timo Glock to secure fifth place which was enough to win the title. At the age of 23 years, nine months and 26 days, Lewis is the youngest champion in Formula 1 history. It is the third drivers’ title for the McLaren Mercedes partnership after Mika Hà¤kkinen winning the championship in 1998 and 1999. Lewis won the title with 98 points ahead of Felipe Massa (97 points) who… Continue Reading »
Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai and will now head into the seasonal finale in Brazil at Sao Paulo in two weeks with a seven-point advantage over Felipe Massa, his sole challenger for the world title who finished second yesterday. Starting from his seventh pole position of the year, Lewis set the fastest lap of race and won with a gap of 14.9sec over Massa. Lewis led 53 of the 56 laps (305.066 km), Heikki Kovalainen led the other three laps but retired on lap 50 due to a problem with the air consumption of the pneumatic valve control system. Lewis now leads the overall rankings with… Continue Reading »
What’s going on between Hamilton and Massa? Both drivers are either so competitive that they’ll risk everything to overtake one another, or they just hate each other – the ladder wouldn’t really surprise me when looking at the history of the F1. Just like a few weeks ago, this weekend was filled with controversy. As you’ll see on the video above, Massa and Hamilton are at it again.
Lewis Hamilton finished the Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji in 12th place; he was pushed into a spin by title contender Felipe Massa (Ferrari) on lap two and dropped to the back of the field. A subsequent drive-through penalty – for a first-corner incident – left him unable to challenge for a points finish. Heikki Kovalainen retired from third place due to an engine failure on lap 17. At the top of the drivers’ championship, today’s result does little to change the overall standings: Lewis still leads with 84 points, five ahead of Felipe who finished seventh to collect two points. Heikki is sixth with 51 points. The race (67… Continue Reading »